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Fighting Financial Crime in the Global Economic Crisis

by Nicholas Ryder, Umut Turksen & Sabine Hassler

Many commentators, regulatory agencies and politicians have blamed the risky behaviour of both financial institutions and their actors for the collapse of the United States sub-prime mortgage market which in...


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...


Managerial Fraud: Executive Impression Management, Beyond Red Flags

by Terry A. Sheridan

In Managerial Fraud, Dr Terry Sheridan reports the findings of her study of fraudulent executives. Her work illuminates the particular methods fraudsters employ to appear more authentic than the average person...


Business and Human Rights in South East Asia: Risk and the Regulatory Turn

by Mahdev Mohan & Cynthia Morel

Business and human rights has emerged as a distinct field within the corporate governance movement. The endorsement by the United Nations Human Rights Council of a new set of Guiding Principles for Business...


Shades of Grey - Domestic and Sexual Violence Against Women: Law Reform and Society

by Anna Carline & Patricia Easteal

Arguing that law must be looked at holistically, this book investigates the 'hidden gender' of the so-called neutral or objective legal principles that structure the law addressing violence against women. Adopting...


Human Rights and the Criminal Justice System

by Anthony Amatrudo & Leslie William Blake

We now live in a world which thinks through the legislative implications of criminal justice with one eye on human rights. Human Rights and the Criminal Justice System provides comprehensive coverage of human...


Intellectual Property and Traditional Knowledge in the Global Economy: Translating Geographical Indications for Development

by Teshager W. Dagne

Arising from recent developments at the international level, many developing countries, indigenous peoples and local communities are considering using geographical indications (GIs) to protect traditional knowledge,...


Balancing Privacy and Free Speech: Unwanted Attention in the Age of Social Media

by Mark Tunick

In an age of smartphones, Facebook and YouTube, privacy may seem to be a norm of the past. This book addresses ethical and legal questions that arise when media technologies are used to give individuals unwanted...


Subversive Property: Law and the Production of Spaces of Belonging: Law and the Production of Spaces of Belonging

by Sarah Keenan

This book explores the relationship between space, subjectivity and property in order to invert conventional socio-legal understandings of property. Sarah Keenan demonstrates that new political possibilities...


After Legal Equality: Family, Sex, Kinship

by Robert Leckey

Groups seeking legal equality often take a victory as the end of the line. Once judgment is granted or a law is passed, coalitions disband and life goes on in a new state of equality. Policy makers too may assume...


Corporate Accountability in the Context of Transitional Justice

by Sabine Michalowski

Corporate Accountability in the Context of Transitional Justice explores how corporations can be held accountable for their role in past human rights violations when a country is making a transition from conflict...


Institutional Structure of Financial Regulation: Theories and International Experiences

by Robin Hui Huang & Dirk Schoenmaker

In light of on-going global financial crises, the institutional structure of financial regulation is currently a subject of significant academic and practical interest. The financial crisis has called into question...


Human Rights and Personal Identity

by Jill Marshall

This book explores the role human rights law plays in the formation, and protection, of our personal identities. Drawing from a range of disciplines, Jill Marshall examines how human rights law includes and...


Creative Commons: a user guide

by Simone Aliprandi & Carlo Piana

Here is an operational manual which guides creators step by step in the world of Creative Commons licenses, the most famous and popular licenses for free distribution of intellectual products. Without neglecting...


Perspectives in Financing Innovation

by James E. Daily, F Scott Kieff & Arthur E. Wilmarth

Although much has been written about innovation in the past several years, not all parts of the innovation lifecycle have been given the same treatment. This volume focuses on the important first step of arranging...


Governing Refugees: Justice, Order and Legal Pluralism

by Kirsten McConnachie

Refugee camps are imbued in the public imagination with assumptions of anarchy, danger and refugee passivity. Governing Refugees: Justice, Order and Legal Pluralism challenges such assumptions, arguing that...


Gender Equality in Refugee Law: From the Margins to the Centre

by Efrat Arbel, Catherine Dauvergne & Jenni Millbank

Questions of gender have strongly influenced the development of international refugee law over the last few decades. This volume assesses the progress toward appropriate recognition of gender-related persecution...


Violence in Gay and Lesbian Domesti

by Claire M Renzetti & Charles H Miley

Violence in Gay and Lesbian Domestic Partnerships provides a comprehensive analysis of same-sex domestic violence, addressing the major theoretical and treatment issues for both its victims and perpetrators....


Human Rights Law in Europe: The Influence, Overlaps and Contradictions of the EU and the ECHR

by Kanstantsin Dzehtsiarou, Theodore Konstadinides & Tobias Lock

This book provides analysis and critique of the dual protection of human rights in Europe by assessing the developing legal relationship between the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) and the European...


The Therapeutic Nightmare: The battle over the world's most controversial sleeping pill

by John Abraham & Julie Sheppard

How do drugs get to the market? What controls are there and what procedures for monitoring their effects? And how adequate are the regulators in protecting public health when new drugs have serious side effects?...