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Active Liberty: Interpreting Our Democratic Constitution

by Stephen Breyer

A brilliant new approach to the Constitution and courts of the United States by Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer.For Justice Breyer, the Constitution’s primary role is to preserve and encourage what he...


A Civil Action

National Book Critics Circle for General Non-fiction 1995

by Jonathan Harr

"The legal thriller of the decade." --Cleveland Plain Dealer

Now a Major Motion Picture!

In this true story of an epic courtroom showdown, two of the nation's largest corporations stand accused of causing the...


Make No Law: The Sullivan Case and the First Amendment

by Anthony Lewis

The First Amendment puts it this way: "Congress shall make no law...abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press." Yet, in 1960, a city official in Montgomery, Alabama, sued The New York Times for libel...


Life's Dominion: An Argument About Abortion, Euthanasia, and Individual Freedom

by Ronald Dworkin

One of the country's most distinguished scholars presents a brilliantly original approach to the twin dilemmas of abortion and euthanasia, showing why they arouse such volcanic controversy and how we as a society...


Water in the Middle East: A Geography of Peace

by Hussein A. Amery & Aaron T. Wolf

Finding "streams in the desert" has never been more urgent for the peoples of the Middle East. Rapid population growth and a rising standard of living are driving water demand inexorably upward, while the natural...


Water Management in the Yellow River Basin of China

by Charles Greer

Throughout history the Yellow River, or Huang Ho, has repeatedly broken through its levees to rampage over the densely populated North China Plain. In spite of its importance as the major river of China, little...


The Devouring Dragon: How China's Rise Threatens the Natural World

by Craig Simons

For this brilliant book, author Craig Simons visited many of the places and spoke to many of the people impacted by China’s explosive economic growth and voracious appetite for resources. From New Guinea,...


Getting Energy Prices Right:From Principle to Practice

by Ian W. H. Parry & Dirk Heine

Energy taxes can produce substantial environmental and revenue benefits and are an important component of countries’ fiscal systems. Although the principle that these taxes should reflect global warming, air...


Online Gambling and Crime: Causes, Controls and Controversies

by James Banks

With attention to the manner in which online gambling can be a source of criminal activity, not only on the part of players, but also criminal entrepreneurs and legitimate gambling businesses, Online Gambling...


Administrative Law for Public Managers

by David H Rosenbloom

This textbook focuses on essentials of administrative law for public managers and its broad, complex, and integral role in governance.


Constitutional Sentiments

by Andras Sajo

The Constitution was written to shape human behavior and affairs, and it does so by appealing to people';s hearts, not only their minds. An interdisciplinary analysis sheds new light on the emotions that underlie...


Freedom of Expression

by Daniel J. Baum

This book detailing the protections, limits, and interpretation of freedom of expression in Canada is the second in a series exploring key topics pertaining to Canadian law.


Approaching the U.S. Constitution: Sacred Covenant or Plaything for Lawyers and Judges

by Kerry L. Hunter

This book argues that, given the political power the Supreme Court enjoys today, the answer to preserving the separation of powers, democracy, and the American commitment to unalienable human rights is to encourage...


Refugee Protection and the Role of Law: Conflicting Identities

by Susan Kneebone, Dallal Stevens & Loretta Baldassar

Sixty years on from the signing of the Refugee Convention, forced migration and refugee movements continue to raise global concerns for hosting states and regions, for countries of origin, for humanitarian organisations...


Following the Proceeds of Environmental Crime: Fish, Forests and Filthy Lucre

by Gregory Rose

Huge quantities of natural resources are illegally harvested and their proceeds laundered in the Asia-Pacific region, fostering corruption and undermining environmental governance. Most illegal exploitation...


The Earth Charter, Ecological Integrity and Social Movements

by Laura Westra & Mirian Vilela

The Earth Charter is a declaration of fundamental ethical principles for building a just, sustainable and peaceful global society, with ecological integrity as a major theme. This book provides a series of analyses...


Key Concepts in Water Resource Management: A Review and Critical Evaluation

by Jonathan Lautze

The vocabulary and discourse of water resource management have expanded vastly in recent years to include an array of new concepts and terminology, such as water security, water productivity, virtual water and...


Legal Pluralism in Action: Dispute Resolution and the Kurdish Peace Committee

by Latif Tas

This book contributes to, and refocuses, public debates about the incorporation of plural approaches into the English legal system by examining a secular method of dispute resolution practised by the Kurdish...


Chemtrails, HAARP, and the Full Spectrum Dominance of Planet Earth

by Elana Freeland

The skies look strange and different. Scientists are discovering heavy metals in the soil. Chemtrails tells us why.


Sharks: Conservation, Governance and Management

by Erika J. Techera & Natalie Klein

The key aim of this book is to explore the global conservation and management of sharks. There has been a rapid decline in populations of many shark species, while new science has emerged of the critical role...