Wheelers Books
Refine By
Publication Date
Fiction / Non-Fiction
    Age
      Format
        Extended Format
        Show Large Print:
        Publication Country
          Latest Additions
          Language
            Price
            -

            International Law

            Stock Availability: Sort by: View:

            Total 20.3K jump to: go ‹ previous...34567...next ›
            Trade in Goods: The GATT and the Other Agreements Regulating Trade in Goods
             

            Trade in Goods: The GATT and the Other Agreements Regulating Trade in Goods (Paperback)

            By Mavroidis, Petros C.

            • RRP: $91.99
            • $91.99
            • To Order/ Indent titles

            This book analyses the establishment and operation of international trade agreements, focusing on the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade. The book examines the economic rationale behind the current framework of international trade, and analyses the role of trade agreements in... securing the benefits of a global economy.
            Read more

            ISBN 9780199552139
            Released NZ 31 Jul 2008
            Publisher Oxford University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
            View details for this title
            Humanitarian Protection: Principles, Law and Practice

            Humanitarian Protection: Principles, Law and Practice (Hardback)

            By Robins, Simon; Rasul, Majida

            • RRP: $247.00
            • $247.00
            • Delayed Release

            This volume takes a humanitarian perspective to protection in conflicts and seeks to introduce the what and the how of doing protection work, and the impact of the new humanitarian politics on its practice. Humanitarian protection lies at the heart of the new prominence of humani...tarian action: protection of civilians is now used by different actors to mean both the traditional use of international law to ensure persons are protected, and military intervention to protect civilians from their own state. Literature around the new humanitarianism and the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) has abounded as the political use of protection narratives has driven interventions in a number of states, and with a range of outcomes. The work of humanitarian protection has largely continued, in conflict, natural disaster and complex emergencies, with humanitarians risking their lives to ensure the rights and dignity of the vulnerable. Such work has however inspired almost no literature, academic or otherwise. Even as becoming a humanitarian worker has become a career path facilitated by a plethora of graduate courses, there is a dearth of sources of information, informed by both theory and practice, that can navigate the new politics of humanitarian action. This textbook can be used on courses that focus on preparing humanitarian and human rights professionals, and also aims to also be a source to which field workers can turn for a theoretical perspective and overview of practice relevant to their own work. It emphasises humanitarian protection over assistance because developments that have seen human rights based approaches politicise traditional neutral and impartial perspectives are most salient in this arena. It surveys bodies of international law that form the normative basis of humanitarian action but aims not to be legal text, rather using law to set the frame for the practice of protection work. In the spirit of practical relevance it discusses in detail the modalities of pro
            Read more

            ISBN 9781138787483
            Released NZ 31 May 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Availability
            Pre-order title, release date has been delayed
            View details for this title
            Intellectual Property and Traditional Knowledge in the Global Economy: Translating Geographical Indications for Development

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

            By Dagne, Teshager W.

            • RRP: $98.99
            • $98.99
            • In Stock At Publisher

            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, and to promote trade and overall economic development. Despite t...he considerable enthusiasm over GIs in diverse quarters, there is an appreciable lack of research on how far and in what context GIs can be used as a protection model for traditional knowledge-based resources. This book critically examines the potential uses of geographical indications as models for protecting traditional knowledge-based products and resources in national and international intellectual property legal frameworks. By analysing the reception towards GIs from developing countries and advocates of development in the various legal and non-legal regimes (including the World Trade Organization, World Intellectual Property Organization, and the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Food and Agricultural Organization), the book evaluates the development potential of GIs in relation to ensuing changes in international intellectual property law in accommodating traditional knowledge. Teshager W. Dagne argues for a degree of balance in the approach to the implementation of global intellectual property rights in a manner that gives developing countries an opportunity to protect traditional knowledge-based products. The book will be of great interest and use to scholars and students of intellectual property law, public international law, traditional knowledge, and global governance.
            Read more

            ISBN 9781138212374
            Released NZ 15 Jul 2016
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Research in Intellectual Property
            Availability
            In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
            View details for this title
            Dignity, Mental Health and Human Rights: Coercion and the Law
             

            Dignity, Mental Health and Human Rights: Coercion and the Law (Paperback)

            By Kelly, Brendan D.

            • RRP: $89.99
            • $89.99
            • To Order/ Indent titles

            This book explores the human rights consequences of recent and ongoing revisions of mental health legislation in England and Ireland. Presenting a critical discussion of the World Health Organization's 'Checklist on Mental Health Legislation' from its Resource Book on Mental Heal...th, Human Rights and Legislation, the author uses this checklist as a frame-work for analysis to examine the extent to which mental health legislation complies with the WHO human rights standards. The author also examines recent case-law from the European Court of Human Rights, and looks in depth at the implications of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities for mental health law in England and Ireland. Focusing on dignity, human rights and mental health law, the work sets out to determine to what extent, if any, human rights concerns have influenced recent revisions of mental health legislation, and to what extent recent developments in mental health law have assisted in protecting and promoting the human rights of the mentally ill. The author seeks to articulate better, clearer and more connected ways to protect and promote the rights of the mentally ill though both law and policy.
            Read more

            ISBN 9781138094451
            Released NZ 30 Jun 2017
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
            Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
            View details for this title
            Ethical Foreign Policy?: US Humanitarian Interventions

            Ethical Foreign Policy?: US Humanitarian Interventions (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Chang, Chih-Hann

            • RRP: $98.99
            • $98.99
            • In Stock At Publisher

            While the 1990s gave rise to a wealth of literature on the notion of ethical foreign policy, it has tended to simply focus on a version of realism, which overlooks the role of ethics in international affairs, lacking an empirical analysis of foreign policy decision-making, with r...elation to ethical values in the post-Cold War period. This book addresses this gap in the literature by exploring ethical realism as a theoretical framework and, in particular, by looking at US humanitarian interventions at an empirical level to analyse ethical foreign policy in practice. Furthermore, it moves beyond the debate on legality or legitimacy of humanitarian interventions and focuses on whether a state would intervene for humanitarian purposes. Chang provides a deeper understanding of ethical foreign policy in theory and practice by applying ethical realism as a theoretical framework to evaluate the Clinton administration's foreign policy on humanitarian intervention. She addresses concepts of moral leadership and pragmatic foreign policy in the field of international relations in general and foreign policy analysis in particular.
            Read more

            ISBN 9781138268616
            Released NZ 25 Nov 2016
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Ethics and Global Politics
            Availability
            In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
            View details for this title
            International Law in Domestic Courts: A Casebook

            International Law in Domestic Courts: A Casebook (Hardback)

            Edited by Nollkaemper, Andre; Reinisch, August; Janik, Ralph; Simlinger, Florentina

            • RRP: $299.99
            • $269.99
            • Save $30.00
            • To Order/ Indent titles

            The Oxford ILDC online database has provided scholars with a wealth of information on the use of international law in national courts. This Casebook is the perfect companion: key cases that reveal the theories and doctrines underlying the use of international law in national cour...ts, and how this jurisprudence has developed international law itself.
            Read more

            ISBN 9780198739746
            Released NZ 12 Dec 2018
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
            View details for this title
            Crimes Against The State: From Treason to Terrorism

            Crimes Against The State: From Treason to Terrorism (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Head, Michael

            • RRP: $98.99
            • $98.99
            • In Stock At Publisher

            In the post-2001 context of economic and political conflict, this book presents a timely and detailed examination of the role of the criminal law in the protection of the existing order from political dissent and destabilization. It reviews offences such as rebellion, treason, mu...tiny, espionage, sedition, terrorism, riot and unlawful assembly in the UK, US, Canada and Australia from a comparative perspective and investigates leading cases in their historical and political contexts. Also examining the impact on human rights and civil liberties, this book covers a neglected area of English-derived law and will encourage debate about crimes against states and governments.
            Read more

            ISBN 9781138260351
            Released NZ 11 Nov 2016
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Availability
            In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
            View details for this title
            Confucian Constitutionalism in East Asia
             

            Confucian Constitutionalism in East Asia (Paperback)

            By Ngoc Son, Bui

            • RRP: $89.99
            • $89.99
            • To Order/ Indent titles

            Western liberal constitutionalism has expanded recently, with, in East Asia, the constitutional systems of Japan, South Korea and Taiwan based on Western principles, and with even the socialist polities of China and Vietnam having some regard to such principles. Despite the alleg...ed universal applicability of Western constitutionalism, however, the success of any constitutional system depends in part on the cultural values, customs and traditions of the country into which the constitutional system is planted. This book explains how the values, customs and traditions of East Asian countries are Confucian, and discusses how this is relevant to constitutional practice in the region. The book outlines how constitutionalism has developed in East Asia over a long period, considers different scholarly work on the ease or difficulty of integrating Western constitutionalism into countries with a Confucian outlook, and examines the prospects for such integration going forward. Throughout, the book covers detailed aspects of Confucianism and the workings of constitutions in practice.
            Read more

            ISBN 9781138099845
            Released NZ 24 May 2017
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Law in Asia
            Availability
            Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
            View details for this title
            Peaceful Resistance: Advancing Human Rights and Democratic Freedoms
             

            Peaceful Resistance: Advancing Human Rights and Democratic Freedoms (Paperback)

            By Press, Robert M.

            • RRP: $98.99
            • $98.99
            • In Stock At Publisher

            An innovative study that examines how peaceful, domestic tactics by individual human rights activists and organizational activists, with public support, can force an authoritarian regime to make key concessions. Robert Press explores the creation and impact of a culture of resist...ance. He examines how domestic pressure can be more important than foreign pressure for political reform, especially in underdeveloped, authoritarian states. This study of contemporary Kenya fills a gap in traditional social movement theory to show how a resistance movement actually starts. Contrary to long-dominant theory, the book shows how the initiative for such a movement can come from activists themselves in the face of severe obstacles in society. With its unique findings on the effects of individual activism and peaceful resistance, this book will attract a broad audience in the study and practice of international relations, comparative politics, sociology, interest groups, peace and conflict, and human rights.
            Read more

            ISBN 9781138262539
            Released NZ 19 Oct 2016
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Ethics and Global Politics
            Availability
            In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
            View details for this title
            International Law, Politics and Inhumane Weapons: The Effectiveness of Global Landmine Regimes
             

            International Law, Politics and Inhumane Weapons: The Effectiveness of Global Landmine Regimes (Paperback)

            By Bryden, Alan

            • RRP: $84.99
            • $84.99
            • To Order/ Indent titles

            This book contributes to contemporary debates on the effectiveness of international humanitarian law (IHL) in regulating or prohibiting inhumane weapons, such as landmines. Two treaties have emerged under IHL in response to the humanitarian scourge of landmines. However, despite ...a considerable body of related literature, clear understandings have not been established on the effectiveness of these international legal frameworks in meeting the challenges that prompted their creation. This book seeks to address this lacuna. An analytical framework grounded in regime theory helps move beyond the limitations in the current literature through a structured focus on principles, norms, rules, procedures, actors and issue areas. On the one hand, this clarifies how political considerations determine opportunities and constraints in designing and implementing IHL regimes. On the other, it enables us to explore how and why `ideal' policy prescriptions are threatened when faced with complex challenges in post-conflict contexts. This book will be of much interest to students of international humanitarian law, global governance, human security and IR in general.
            Read more

            ISBN 9781138109391
            Released NZ 24 May 2017
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Law, Conflict and International Relations
            Availability
            Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
            View details for this title
            Total 20.3K jump to: go ‹ previous...34567...next ›