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Groundwater Vulnerability: Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster

by Vyacheslav Shestopalov, Boris Faybishenko & Thomas J. Nicholson

The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) disaster that occurred in Ukraine on April 26, 1986, was one of the most devastating in human history.  Using this as a case study, the AGU monograph Groundwater Vulnerability:...


The Blue Tent Sky: How the Left's War on Guns Cost Me My Son and My Freedom

by Brian D Aitken

In 2010 Brian Aitken was sentenced to seven years in prison for possessing firearms he legally owned. He lost everything, including custody of his son, for a crime he did not commit. After spending four months...


The Case Against the Supreme Court

by Erwin Chemerinsky

A preeminent constitutional scholar offers a hard-hitting analysis of the Supreme Court over the last two hundred years

Most Americans share the perception that the Supreme Court is objective, but Erwin Chemerinsky,...


The Educator's Guide to Texas School Law: Eighth Edition

by Jim Walsh, Frank Kemerer & Laurie Maniotis

Much has changed in the area of school law since the first edition of The Educator's Guide was published in 1986. Successive editions grew incrementally longer to keep abreast of legal developments. In this...


Quarterly Essay 55 A Rightful Place: Race, recognition and a more complete commonwealth

by Noel Pearson

The nation has unfinished business. After more than two centuries, can a rightful place be found for Australia's original peoples?

Soon we will all decide if and how indigenous Australians will be recognised...


Saving the St.Lawrence

by F. Pierre Gingras

The climate changes experts predict a drying of 20 to 30 % of the water available in the Great Lakes area in the next century, a forecast already in progress. Environment Canada predicts a 24% flow decreasing....


The Pleasure of the Crown: Anthropology, Law and First Nations

by Dara Culhane

An in-depth analysis of the history of the Aboriginal title issue in British Columbia, particularly the Gitksan and Wet’suwet’en case.


Policing and the Politics of Order-Making

by Peter Albrecht & Helene Maria Kyed

This anthology explores the political nature of making order through policing activities in densely populated spaces across Africa, Asia and Latin America. Based on ethnographic research, the chapters analyze...


Exploring the Mandatory Life Sentence for Murder: A Century of Non-Reform

by Chris Ballinger

This book analyses in detail the principal attempts to reform the House of Lords. Starting with the Parliament Act of 1911 the book examines the century of non-reform that followed, in the process drawing upon...


Reconsidering Bank Capital Regulation : A New Combination of Rules, Regulators, and Market Discipline

by Connel Fullenkamp & Céline Rochon

Despite revisions to bank capital standards, fundamental shortcomings remain: the rules for setting capital requirements need to be simpler, and resolution should be an essential part of the capital requirement...


Debates in German Public Law

by Hermann P¿nder & Christian Waldhoff

This book, developed by a group of scholars in honour of the 60th anniversary of Germany's constitution - the Basic Law of 23rd May 1946 - presents examples of fundamental aspects of current scholarly debate....


Earth Jurisprudence: Private Property and the Environment

by Peter D. Burdon

The idea of human dominion over nature has become entrenched by the dominant rights-based interpretation of private property. Accordingly, nature is not attributed any inherent value and becomes merely the matter...


Japan's International Fisheries Policy: Law, Diplomacy and Politics Governing Resource Security

by Roger D. Smith

Few nations rely upon the ocean as much as Japan for livelihood, culture and transport. The seas have long played a vital role for the Japanese, helping to support the economic and social life of a nation that...


Briefs of Leading Cases in Law Enforcement

by Rolando V. del Carmen & Jeffery T. Walker

The sixth edition of Briefs of Leading Cases in Corrections provides accurate and concise coverage of topics of vital importance to criminal justice personnel - prison law, probation, parole, the death penalty,...


Constitutional Rights of Prisoners

by J.D., John W. Palmer

This text details critical information on all aspects of prison litigation, including information on trial and appeal, conditions of isolated confinement, access to the courts, parole, right to medical aid and...


Constitutional Law

by Jacqueline R. Kanovitz

Presents an up-to-date analysis of critical constitutional issues. Special attention is given to issues of greatest concern to criminal justice personnel - detention, arrest, search and seizure, interrogations...


The Integration and Protection of Immigrants: Canadian and Scandinavian Critiques

by Paul Van Aerschot & Patricia Daenzer

This book draws attention to weaknesses in the regulation and implementation of integration provisions threatening the immigrants' individual rights in the EU member states of Denmark, Finland and Sweden. The...


A Study of Mixed Legal Systems: Endangered, Entrenched or Blended

by Sue Farran & Esin Örücü

This book includes case studies of a number of systems from across the globe and explores the manner in which the elements of these mixed systems may be seen to be 'entrenched', 'endangered', or 'blended'. The...


Concepts of Law: Comparative, Jurisprudential, and Social Science Perspectives

by Seán|Heckendorn Urschele Patrick Donlan

In this study international legal experts explore legal concepts and contexts from diverse national and disciplinary perspectives. Themes range from legal and normative pluralism to the development of state...


Legal Cases, New Religious Movements, and Minority Faiths

by James T. Richardson & François Bellanger

Exploring cases in different parts of the world, this book offers a practical insight for understanding the relations of NRMs and other minority religions and the law from the perspective of legal cases. Including...