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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...


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 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...


Foundations of Freedom: Common Sense The Declaration of Independence The Articles of Confederation The Federalist Papers The U.S. Constitution

by Thomas Paine

Common Sense inflamed its readers and ignited the American Revolution. It was here that our constitutional form of government was first suggested. The forces that were focused and unleashed by Common Sense led...


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...


American Justice 2014: Nine Clashing Visions on the Supreme Court

by Garrett Epps

In this provocative and insightful book, constitutional scholar and journalist Garrett Epps reviews the key decisions of the 2013-2014 Supreme Court term, highlighting one opinion or dissent from each Justice...


The Kyrgyz Republic : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

by International Monetary Fund. Midd Dept.

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after...


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...


The Ashgate Research Companion to Islamic Law

by Rudolph Peters & Peri Bearman

This Companion provides a comprehensive and authoritative guide to current research in the thriving area of Islamic law. The book presents classical Islamic law through a historiographical introduction to and...


Developing Restorative Justice Jurisprudence: Rethinking Responses to Criminal Wrongdoing

by Tony Foley

This book argues for restoration as one of the main objectives of the criminal justice process and offers an approach aimed at restricting the current limitations of criminal justice process and addressing the...


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.