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Civil Disobedience

by Henry David Thoreau

In his 1849 essay Civil Disobedience, Henry David Thoreau argues that individuals should not permit governments to overrule their consciences, and that they have a duty to avoid allowing the government to make...


Adoption - Law and practice under the Revised European Convention on the Adoption of Children

by Collectif

The Revised European Convention on the" Adoption of Children (RECAC) was introduced by the Council of Europe in 2008, in an effort to provide a modern framework for the adoption of children. It represents an...


The Inspection House: An Impertinent Field Guide to Modern Surveillance

by Tim Maly & Emily Horne

Forty years after Foucault's Discipline and Punish, The Inspection House beguilingly explores the surveillance that defines modern life.


Babygate: How to Survive Pregnancy and Parenting in the Workplace

by Dina Bakst, Phoebe Taubman & Elizabeth Gedmark

An essential guide to navigating the workplace during pregnancy and early parenthood, including a state-specific guide to parents’ rights.


We Do!: American Leaders Who Believe in Marriage Equality

by Madeleine M. Kunin & Jennifer Baumgardner

This volume demonstrates, through speeches and interviews, the astounding story of American politicians' increasing acceptance of gay marriage.


Consumer Bankruptcy: The Complete Guide to Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Personal Bankruptcy

by Henry J. Sommer

The most comprehensive and reliable guide for consumers--by the nation's preeminent bankruptcy attorney. This information-packed guide offers consumers all the help they will need to protect themselves through...


Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

by Ralph J. Temple

The impassioned memoirs from one of America's leading civil liberties attorneys of the 20th century.


The Practical Guide to Humanitarian Law

by Françoise Bouchet-Saulnier, Laura Brav & Camille Michel

Now in a comprehensively updated edition, this indispensable handbook analyzes how international humanitarian law has evolved in the face of immense new challenges to international peace and human security....


Digital Disability: The Social Construction of Disability in New Media

by Gerard Goggin & Christopher Newell

Media representation of and for the disabled has been recharged in recent years with the expansion of new media worldwide. Interactive digital communications-such as the Internet, new varieties of voice and...


Not Guilty

by Jabari Asim

Patrick Dorismond, Abner Louima, and Amadou Diallo -- hear what a jury of prominent African Americans has to say about the black man's struggle for justice in America

Prompted by the killing of Amadou Diallo...


Toleration on Trial

by Stephen Macedo, Ingrid Creppell, George Klosko & Rainer Forst et al.

Toleration on Trial offers the only multidisciplinary study available on the issue of toleration, in the context of deep and difficult conflicts over ideological, cultural, and identity issues in today's mobilized...


Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and the Law

by Michael Mandelstam

The book focuses on how many areas of law apply to vulnerable adults, bringing together an extensive body of case law to illustrate this. Also covered is how local authorities and the NHS may themselves be implicated...


For Christ's Sake: End Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church ... for Good

by Robinson Geoffrey Bishop

In this new book, Bishop Geoffrey Robinson pulls no punches in his effort to go beyond merely 'managing' sexual abuse in the Church. He leads up to a call for nothing less than a Council of the whole Church...


A Second Appeal: A Consideration of Freedom and Social Justice

by Daphne M. Rolle

This book engages in an analysis of the ideals of freedom and social justice. Rolle examines and questions Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World by David Walker, which encourages slaves to embrace a theologically-based...


Spying on Democracy: Government Surveillance, Corporate Power and Public Resistance

by Heidi Boghosian & Lewis Lapham

Spying on US citizens is rising as corporations make big bucks selling info about our private lives to the government.


Collaborative Divorce: A New Paradigm

by Pauline H. Tesler & Peggy Thompson

About half of all marriages in the United States end in divorce, and most of these divorces result in unnecessary collateral damage. Now there is a better way.

In Collaborative Divorce, Pauline Tesler and Peggy...


Quick Guide to Community Care Practice and the Law

by Michael Mandelstam

This short guide cuts through the confusing mass of legislation to provide a concise and jargon-free explanation of current community care practice and the law. It is an essential resource for busy practitioners...


Vulnerable Children and the Law: International Evidence for Improving Child Welfare, Child Protection and Children's Rights

by Nicky Stanley, Helen Rhoades, Rosemary Sheehan & James Reid et al.

This book takes an international perspective on child welfare, examining how frameworks can be adapted to address the rights and best interests of children. Synthesising the latest research, experts redefine...


Mental Disability and the Death Penalty: The Shame of the States

by Michael L. Perlin

Michael Perlin shows how the administration of the death penalty deprives persons with mental disabilities of their constitutional rights, and how trial courts and prosecutors consciously flaunt the law. Using...


Noncitizen Voting and American Democracy

by Stanley A. Renshon

Non-Citizen Voting in the United States is a scholarly, yet engaging, analysis of the legal, political, and historical issues surrounding the growing progressive effort to give non-citizens the right to vote...