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            Open Minds: Academic freedom and freedom of speech of Australia
             

            Open Minds: Academic freedom and freedom of speech of Australia (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Evans, Carolyn; Stone, Adrienne

            • RRP: $37.00
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            • Pub Date
              1 Sep 20

            Recently the alarm has been raised - basic freedoms are under attack in our universities. A generation of 'snowflake' students are shutting out ideas that challenge their views. Ideologically motivated academics are promoting propaganda at the expense of rigorous research and bal...anced teaching. Universities are caving in and denying platforms to 'problematic' public speakers. Is this true, or is it panic and exaggeration? Carolyn Evans and Adrienne Stone deftly investigate the arguments, analysing recent controversies and delving into the history of the university. They consider the academy's core values and purpose, why it has historically given higher protection to certain freedoms, and how competing legal, ethical and practical claims can restrict free expression. This book asks the necessary questions and responds with thoughtful, reasoned answers. Are universities responsible for helping students to thrive in a free intellectual climate? Are public figures who work outside of academia owed an audience? Does a special duty of care exist for students and faculty targeted by hostile speech? And are high-profile cases diverting attention from more complex, serious threats to freedom in universities - such as those posed by domestic and foreign governments, industry partners and donors?
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            ISBN 9781760641634
            Published NZ 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher Black Inc
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            The Code of Capital: How the Law Creates Wealth and Inequality
             

            The Code of Capital: How the Law Creates Wealth and Inequality (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Pistor, Katharina

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            • Pub Date
              15 Aug 20

            A compelling explanation of how the law shapes the distribution of wealth Capital is the defining feature of modern economies, yet most people have no idea where it actually comes from. What is it, exactly, that transforms mere wealth into an asset that automatically creates more... wealth? The Code of Capital explains how capital is created behind closed doors in the offices of private attorneys, and why this little-known fact is one of the biggest reasons for the widening wealth gap between the holders of capital and everybody else. In this revealing book, Katharina Pistor argues that the law selectively codes certain assets, endowing them with the capacity to protect and produce private wealth. With the right legal coding, any object, claim, or idea can be turned into capital--and lawyers are the keepers of the code. Pistor describes how they pick and choose among different legal systems and legal devices for the ones that best serve their clients' needs, and how techniques that were first perfected centuries ago to code landholdings as capital are being used today to code stocks, bonds, ideas, and even expectations--assets that exist only in law. A powerful new way of thinking about one of the most pernicious problems of our time, The Code of Capital explores the different ways that debt, complex financial products, and other assets are coded to give financial advantage to their holders. This provocative book paints a troubling portrait of the pervasive global nature of the code, the people who shape it, and the governments that enforce it.
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            ISBN 9780691208602
            Released NZ 15 Aug 2020
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Speak Freely: Why Universities Must Defend Free Speech
             

            Speak Freely: Why Universities Must Defend Free Speech (EPUB ebook – 2nd Revised ed.)

            By Whittington, Keith E.

            Why colleges and universities live or die by free speechFree speech is under attack at colleges and universities today, as critics on and off campus challenge the value of freewheeling debate. In Speak Freely, Keith Whittington argues that universities must protect and encourage ...vigorous free speech because it goes to the heart of their mission to foster freedom of thought, ideological diversity, and tolerance. Examining hot-button issues such as trigger warnings, safe spaces, hate speech, disruptive protests, speaker disinvitations, and the use of social media by faculty, Speak Freely describes the dangers of empowering campus censors to limit speech and enforce orthodoxy. It explains why universities must make space for voices from both the Left and Right. And it points out how better understanding why the university lives or dies by free speech can help guide students, faculty, administrators, and alumni when faced with unpopular, hateful, or dangerous speech. Timely and vitally important, Speak Freely shows why universities can succeed only by fostering more free speech, more free thought-and a greater tolerance for both.
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            ISBN 9780691193595
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            Language en
            Released NZ 26 Feb 2019
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
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            Series New Forum Books
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            The President on Trial: Prosecuting Hissene Habre
             

            The President on Trial: Prosecuting Hissene Habre (Hardback)

            Edited by Weill, Sharon; Thuy Seelinger, Kim; Carlson, Kerstin Bree

            • RRP: $227.99
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            • Pub Date
              4 Jun 20

            This book details and contextualizes the trial of Hissene Habre, who was prosecuted by a court in Senegal for his role in atrocities committed against Chadian citizens during the 1980s. It employs an innovative combination of first-person accounts from direct actors and academic ...analysis from leading experts on international criminal justice.
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            ISBN 9780198858621
            Released NZ 4 Jun 2020
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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            The Legality of Economic Activities in Occupied Territories: International, EU Law and Business and Human Rights Perspectives
             

            The Legality of Economic Activities in Occupied Territories: International, EU Law and Business and Human Rights Perspectives (Hardback)

            Edited by Duval, Antoine; Kassoti, Eva

            • RRP: $282.00
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            • Pub Date
              30 Jun 20

            This edited volume explores the question of the lawfulness under international law of economic activities in occupied territories from the perspectives of international law, EU law, and business and human rights. Providing a multi-level overview of relevant practices, policies an...d cases, the book is divided in three parts, each dealing with how different legal fields have come to grips with the challenges brought about by the question of the lawfulness under international law of economic activities in occupied territories. The first part includes contributions pertaining to the international law dimension of the question. It contains chapters on the conjunction between jus in bello, jus ad bellum and international human rights law in the context of exploitation of natural resources in territories under belligerent occupation; on third party obligations flowing from the application of occupation law in relation to natural resources exploitation; and on State practice with regards to trading with occupied territories. The second part focuses on EU law and contains contributions that assess the EU's approach to occupied territories and the extent to which this approach comports with the EU's obligations under international law; contributions providing an in-depth assessment of the case-law of the CJEU on occupied territories; as well as contributions pertaining to the political considerations that may influence the legal framing of questions pertaining to occupied territories. The final part focuses on the business and human rights perspective, with chapters on investment arbitration as a means for holding the occupant accountable for its conduct towards foreign investments and investors; on the role and impact of the soft law framework governing corporate activity (such as the UN Guiding Principles) on business involvement with occupied territories; as well as a final case study on the dispute involving Israeli football activity in settlements located in the OPT and t
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            ISBN 9780367254988
            Released NZ 30 Jun 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Routledge Research in International Economic Law
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            Justice as Message: Expressivist Foundations of International Criminal Justice
             

            Justice as Message: Expressivist Foundations of International Criminal Justice (Hardback)

            By Stahn, Carsten

            • RRP: $191.99
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            • Pub Date
              11 Jun 20

            This work is the first to examine the expressive and communicative functions of law in a comprehensive way in the field of atrocity crime. It shows that expression and communication are not only inherent parts of the punitive functions of international criminal justice, but are r...epresented in a whole spectrum of practices.
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            ISBN 9780198864189
            Released NZ 11 Jun 2020
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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            Policing Data: Surveillance and Prediction in the Age of Big Data
             

            Policing Data: Surveillance and Prediction in the Age of Big Data (Hardback)

            By Brayne, Sarah

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            • Pub Date
              15 Nov 20

            Policing Data offers an unprecedented, inside look at how police use big data and new surveillance technologies. Sarah Brayne conducted years of fieldwork with the LAPD-one of the largest and most technically advanced law enforcement agencies in the world-to reveal the unmet prom...ises and very real perils of police use of data-driven surveillance and analytics.
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            ISBN 9780190684099
            Released NZ 15 Nov 2020
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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            The Religion Clauses: The Case for Separating Church and State
             

            The Religion Clauses: The Case for Separating Church and State (Hardback)

            By Chemerinsky, Erwin; Gillman, Howard

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            • Pub Date
              11 Sep 20

            Throughout American history, views on the proper relationship between the state and religion have been deeply divided. And, with recent changes in the composition of the Supreme Court, First Amendment law concerning religion is likely to change dramatically in the years ahead. In... The Religion Clauses, Erwin Chemerinsky and Howard Gillman, two of America's leading constitutional scholars, begin by explaining how freedom of religion is enshrined in the First Amendment through two provisions. They defend a robust view of both clauses and work from the premise that that the establishment clause is best understood, in the words of Thomas Jefferson, as creating a wall separating church and state. After examining all the major approaches to the meaning of the Constitution's religion clauses, they contend that the best approaches are for the government to be strictly secular and for there to be no special exemptions for religious people from neutral and general laws that others must obey. In an America that is only becoming more diverse with respect to religion, this is not only the fairest approach, but the one most in tune with what the First Amendment actually prescribes. Both a pithy primer on the meaning of the religion clauses and a broad-ranging indictment of the Court's misinterpretation of them in recent years, The Religion Clauses shows how a separationist approach is most consistent with the concerns of the founders who drafted the Constitution and with the needs of a religiously pluralistic society in the 21st century.
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            ISBN 9780190699734
            Released NZ 11 Sep 2020
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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            Series Inalienable Rights
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            Forever Prisoners: How the United States Made the World's Largest Immigrant Detention System
             

            Forever Prisoners: How the United States Made the World's Largest Immigrant Detention System (Hardback)

            By Editor, Oxford

            • RRP: $56.99
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            • Pub Date
              15 Jan 21

            Stories of non-US citizens caught in the jaws of the immigration bureaucracy and subject to indefinite detention are in the headlines daily. These men, women, and children remain almost completely without rights, unprotected by law and the Constitution, and their status as outsid...ers, even though many of have lived and worked in this country for years, has left them vulnerable to the most extreme forms of state power. Although the rhetoric surrounding these individuals is extreme, the US government has been locking up immigrants since the late nineteenth century, often for indefinite periods and with limited ability to challenge their confinement. Forever Prisoners offers the first broad history of immigrant detention in the United States. Elliott Young focuses on five stories, including Chinese detained off the coast of Washington in the late 1880s, an insane Russian-Brazilian Jew caught on a ship shuttling between New York and South America during World War I, Japanese Peruvians kidnapped and locked up in a Texas jail during World War II, a prison uprising by Mariel Cuban refugees in 1987, and a Salvadoran mother who grew up in the United States and has spent years incarcerated while fighting deportation. Young shows how foreigners have been caged not just for immigration violations, but also held in state and federal prisons for criminal offenses, in insane asylums for mental illness, as enemy aliens in INS facilities, and in refugee camps. Since the 1980s, the conflation of criminality with undocumented migrants has given rise to the most extensive system of immigrant incarceration in the nation's history. Today over half a million immigrants are caged each year, some serving indefinite terms in what has become the world's most extensive immigrant detention system. And yet, Young finds, the rate of all forms of incarceration for immigrants was as high in the early twentieth century as it is today, demonstrating a return to past carceral practices. Providing criti
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            ISBN 9780190085957
            Released NZ 15 Jan 2021
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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            Invisible Institutionalisms: Collective Reflections on the Shadows of Legal Globalisation
              

            Invisible Institutionalisms: Collective Reflections on the Shadows of Legal Globalisation (Hardback)

            Edited by Ballakrishnen, Swethaa S.; Dezalay, Sara

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            • Pub Date
              26 Nov 20

            This original study takes its cue from theoretical and ideological calls to challenge globalisation as a dynamic whose forces of homogenisation - and resistance - are led from, and directed against, a diffuse conception of the Global North. The book asks: what can we see when we ...shift the lens from known and usual understandings of legal globalisation towards lesser understood and apparently invisible processes? And moreover, how can we go beyond a North-South binary to understand legal change? The study of law and globalisation has developed into a mature field over the past twenty years, with a variety of empirically grounded theoretical understandings of (trans)national legal fields and orderings. Yet, despite the dynamics of legal pluralism and the ripple effects of legal transplants and transformations, there have been pushes and shoves against the globalising ambitions of these theoretical canvasses. The ongoing surge of populism in Europe and the United States is challenging the policies and institutions of what we even think of as the global and the prominence taken by China is questioning the position of the United States as an unrivalled hegemon in global political, economic, social and legal diffusion processes. Through empirical studies that focus on frontier-zones of legal globalisation in a variety of postcolonial sites including India, Pakistan and Latin America, the book suggests a process of de-centering through reflexivity on the individual and structural variables that account for individual trajectories within the field. The chapters are framed as a relational dialogue between young and prominent scholars within the field, from the US core through to postcolonial academic peripheries, and set out a framework to question the possibilities - and limits - of critiques on legal globalisation scripts. The reflections consider how scholars build their voices individually, but also how, collectively, they can build a space for critique to question and p
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            ISBN 9781509930210
            Released NZ 26 Nov 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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