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International Law and Empire
Author: Martti Koskenniemi, Postdoctoral Researcher Walter Rech, Manuel Jimenez Fonseca
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198795572
Pages: 416
Year: 2017-01-05
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In times in which global governance in its various forms, such as human rights, international trade law, and development projects, is increasingly promoted by transnational economic actors and international institutions that seem to be detached from democratic processes of legitimation, the question of the relationship between international law and empire is as topical as ever. By examining this relationship in historical contexts from early modernity to the present, this volume aims to deepen current understandings of the way international legal institutions, practices, and narratives have shaped specifically imperial ideas about and structures of world governance. As it explores fundamental ways in which international legal discourses have operated in colonial as well as European contexts, the book enters a heated debate on the involvement of the modern law of nations in imperial projects. Each of the chapters contributes to this emerging body of scholarship by drawing out the complexity and ambivalence of the relationship between international law and empire. They expand on the critique of western imperialism while acknowledging the nuances and ambiguities of international legal discourse and, in some cases, the possibility of counter-hegemonic claims being articulated through the language of international law. Importantly, as the book suggests that international legal argument may sometimes be used to counter imperial enterprises, it maintains that international law can barely escape the Eurocentric framework within which the progressive aspirations of internationalism were conceived
International Law and Religion
Author: Martti Koskenniemi, Mónica García-Salmones Rovira, Paolo Amorosa
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192528440
Pages: 480
Year: 2017-08-10
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This books maps out the territory of international law and religion challenging received traditions in fundamental aspects. On the one hand, the connection of international law and religion has been little explored. On the other, most of current research on international legal thought presents international law as the very victory of secularization. By questioning that narrative of secularization this book approaches these traditions from a new perspective. From the Middle Ages' early conceptualizations of rights and law to contemporary political theory, the chapters bring to life debates concerning the interaction of the meaning of the legal and the sacred. The contributors approach their chapters from an array of different backgrounds and perspectives but with the common objective of investigating the mutually shaping relationship of religion and law. The collaborative endeavour that this volume offers makes available substantial knowledge on the question of international law and religion.
Legalism
Author: Georgy Kantor, Hannah Skoda, Tom Lambert
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198813414
Pages: 304
Year: 2018-01-23
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In this volume, ownership is defined as the simple fact of being able to describe something as 'mine' or 'yours', and property is distinguished as the discursive field which allows the articulation of attendant rights, relationships, and obligations. Property is often articulated through legalism as a way of thinking that appeals to rules and to generalizing concepts as a way of understanding, responding to, and managing the world around one. An Aristotelian perspective suggests that ownership is the natural state of things and a prerequisite of a true sense of self. An alternative perspective from legal theory puts law at the heart of the origins of property. However, both these points of view are problematic in a wider context, the latter because it rests heavily on Roman law. Anthropological and historical studies enable us to interrogate these assumptions. The articles here, ranging from Roman provinces to modern-day piracy in Somalia, address questions such as: How are legal property regimes intertwined with economic, moral-ethical, and political prerogatives? How far do the assumptions of the western philosophical tradition explain property and ownership in other societies? Is the 'bundle of rights' a useful way to think about property? How does legalism negotiate property relationships and interests between communities and individuals? How does the legalism of property respond to the temporalities and materialities of the objects owned? How are property regimes managed by states, and what kinds of conflicts are thus generated? Property and ownership cannot be reduced to natural rights, nor do they straightforwardly reflect power relations: the rules through which property is articulated tend to be conceptually subtle. As the fourth volume in the Legalism series, this collection draws on common themes that run throughout the first three volumes: Legalism: Anthropology and History, Legalism: Community and Justice, and Legalism: Rules and Categories consolidating them in a framework that suggests a new approach to legal concepts.
International Law
Author: Anders Henriksen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198753012
Pages: 392
Year: 2017-03-23
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International Law provides a fresh, student-focused approach and European perspective on the central issues in public international law. Providing ideal coverage for short foundational courses, this engaging new textbook introduces all the essential topics in a concise and manageable way. Dedicated chapters on environmental law, economic law, and human rights are included, ensuring that appropriate coverage is given to the various areas affected by international law. The core topics are fully explained in plain terms and the principles and key terminology outlined in an accessible style. Taking a critical perspective throughout, Henriksen introduces the areas of debate and builds students' confidence in understanding the complexities of the international legal system and its operation across borders. Particular emphasis is placed on the key issues in civil law jurisdictions, making this text perfectly suited for students based in mainland Europe. A range of learning features highlight the important areas of debate and encourage students to engage critically with important disputes. Central issues boxes introduce each chapter, highlighting the controversies and key principles explored; chapter summaries provide an overview for students to review their understanding of a particular topic; discussion questions encourage students to apply their knowledge to addressing specific problems within the context of the subject; and carefully selected recommended reading lists guide students' wider research and enable them to broaden and consolidate their learning. Online Resource Centre An accompanying Online Resource Centre offers a range of freely available materials to support lecturers and students in their studies. The resources included with International Law include: - Updates on the law and significant developments within the field of public international law - Short podcasts introducing the core topics covered - Advice on answering the Questions for Discussion at the end of each chapter - Links to other international law resources
Turkish Contract Law
Author: İlhan Helvacı
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319600613
Pages: 312
Year: 2017-09-30
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This book introduces readers to the main principles of Turkish contract law, and particularly analyzes the general provisions of the Turkish Code of Obligations. Moreover, in order to illuminate certain key subjects, it discusses selected provisions of the Turkish Civil Code, the Turkish Commercial Code and the Turkish Bankruptcy and Enforcement Law. Intended to provide a comprehensive and clear overview of Turkish contract law, the book seeks to avoid contentious arguments and explains the subjects with the help of simple examples.
Blackstone's International Law Documents
Author: Malcolm Evans
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198802749
Pages: 592
Year: 2017-07-13
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Blackstone's Statutes have an unrivalled tradition of trust and quality, and a rock-solid reputation for accuracy, reliability, and authority. Content is extensively reviewed to ensure a close map to courses. Blackstone's Statutes lead the market: consistently recommended by lecturers and relied on by students for exam and course use. Each title is: * Trusted: ideal for exam use * Practical: clear indexing aids navigation* Reliable: current, comprehensive coverage * Relevant: content reviewed to match your course Visit www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/orc/statutes/ for accompanying online resources, including video guides to reading and interpreting statutes, web links, exam tips, and an interactive sample Act of Parliament.
Human Rights: Moral or Political?
Author: Adam Etinson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191022225
Pages: 440
Year: 2018-03-08
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Human rights have a rich life in the world around us. Political rhetoric pays tribute to them, or scorns them. Citizens and activists strive for them. The law enshrines them. And they live inside us too. For many of us, human rights form part of how we understand the world and what must (or must not) be done within it. The ubiquity of human rights raises questions for the philosopher. If we want to understand these rights, where do we look? As a set of moral norms, it is tempting to think they can be grasped strictly from the armchair, say, by appeal to moral intuition. But what, if anything, can that kind of inquiry tell us about the human rights of contemporary politics, law, and civil society — that is, human rights as we ordinarily know them? This volume brings together a distinguished, interdisciplinary group of scholars to address philosophical questions raised by the many facets of human rights: moral, legal, political, and historical. Its original chapters, each accompanied by a critical commentary, explore topics including: the purpose and methods of a philosophical theory of human rights; the "Orthodox-Political" debate; the relevance of history to philosophy; the relationship between human rights morality and law; and the value of political critiques of human rights.
International Monetary and Financial Law
Author: Mario Giovanoli, Diego Devos
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0199588414
Pages: 664
Year: 2010-06-03
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This new book is a unique collaboration of the top academic and practitioner monetary and financial lawyers from around the world. It examines current legal issues of international monetary and financial law in the light of the current global financial crisis and consequent reforms of international and domestic financial architecture.
International Sales Terms
Author: Patrick Ostendorf
Publisher: Hart Publishing
ISBN: 1509926194
Pages: 192
Year: 2018-10-18
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An initial chapter provides an introduction into CISG and Swiss law (as proposed proper law of the terms of sale) with respect to such legal areas which do not fall within the scope of the CISG (e.g. transfer of claims, offsetting, periods of limitation, validity of contracts etc.) and examines deviations in this context in comparison with other more significant legal systems (especially Anglo-American law). Additionally important general legal issues regarding international purchase agreements are discussed (incl. American and European export control and antitrust regulations) and ways for effective incorporation of general terms and conditions into international agreements are pointed out (incl. in consideration of the issue regarding colliding terms and conditions).The main section of the book contains annotated international sales conditions (incl. terms of payment, retention of title, delivery obligations, passing of risk, conformity of the goods with the contract and legal remedies in case of non-conforming goods, non-disclosure agreements, limitation of liability, cancellation of an agreement, provisions with respect to choice of law, arbitration court and place of jurisdiction).The content of every provision as well as its effect on the basis of the applicable law are discussed and analyzed in more detail.Alternatives for drafting individual provisions are pointed out for special key terms of the contract.
Music Similarity and Retrieval
Author: Peter Knees, Markus Schedl
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3662497220
Pages: 299
Year: 2016-05-28
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This book provides a summary of the manifold audio- and web-based approaches to music information retrieval (MIR) research. In contrast to other books dealing solely with music signal processing, it addresses additional cultural and listener-centric aspects and thus provides a more holistic view. Consequently, the text includes methods operating on features extracted directly from the audio signal, as well as methods operating on features extracted from contextual information, either the cultural context of music as represented on the web or the user and usage context of music. Following the prevalent document-centered paradigm of information retrieval, the book addresses models of music similarity that extract computational features to describe an entity that represents music on any level (e.g., song, album, or artist), and methods to calculate the similarity between them. While this perspective and the representations discussed cannot describe all musical dimensions, they enable us to effectively find music of similar qualities by providing abstract summarizations of musical artifacts from different modalities. The text at hand provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the topics of music search, retrieval, and recommendation from an academic perspective. It will not only allow those new to the field to quickly access MIR from an information retrieval point of view but also raise awareness for the developments of the music domain within the greater IR community. In this regard, Part I deals with content-based MIR, in particular the extraction of features from the music signal and similarity calculation for content-based retrieval. Part II subsequently addresses MIR methods that make use of the digitally accessible cultural context of music. Part III addresses methods of collaborative filtering and user-aware and multi-modal retrieval, while Part IV explores current and future applications of music retrieval and recommendation.>
Experiments in Ethics
Author: Anthony Appiah
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674026098
Pages: 274
Year: 2008-01
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Introduction: The waterless moat -- The case against character -- The case against intuition -- The varieties of moral experience -- The ends of ethics.
The Privileged Status of the Divine Feminine in Theosophical-Theurgical Kabbalah
Author: Moshe Idel
Publisher:
ISBN: 3110597446
Pages: 300
Year: 2019-02-20
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By focusing on the Jewish textual traditions the book series Perspectives on Jewish Texts and Contexts examines both the continuity of a tradition through its transmission of canonical, classical and contemporary texts, as well as the ways that a tradition must continuously adapt itself to respond to new intellectual, historical, social and political contexts. Since there is no reading that is not also an interpretation, imbuing the past with concerns of the present day, the volumes in this series will examine the Jewish textual tradition through questions of its transmissibility, focusing on how these texts give rise to new commentaries, translations and adaptations. By attending to the evolving, topical concerns of Judaism, understood as a living textual tradition, and by fostering dialogue between literary, philosophical, political and religious perspectives, the book series, which consists of original scholarship and proceedings of international conferences, reflects contemporary concerns of Jewish Studies in the broadest sense. Editorial Board Prof. Robert Alter (University of California, Berkeley) Prof. Steven E. Aschheim (Hebrew University, Jerusalem) Prof. Richard I. Cohen (Hebrew University, Jerusalem) Prof. Mark H. Gelber (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva) Prof. Moshe Halbertal (Hebrew University, Jerusalem) Prof. Christine Hayes (Yale University, New Haven) Prof. Moshe Idel (Hebrew University, Jerusalem) Prof. Samuel Moyn (Columbia University, New York) Prof. Ada Rapoport-Albert (University College London) Prof. Alvin Rosenfeld (Indiana University, Bloomington) Prof. David Ruderman (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia) Prof. Bernd Witte, (Heinrich Heine Universität, Düsseldorf)
Proceedings of the Nineteenth International Conference on Membrane Computing (CMC19)
Author: Thomas Hinze, Jörn Behre
Publisher: Pro BUSINESS
ISBN: 3964090301
Pages: 275
Year: 2018-08-02
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This volume contains invited and accepted contributions presented at the Nineteenth International Conference on Membrane Computing (CMC19, http://cmc19.uni-jena.de) which took place in Dresden (Germany) from 4 to 7 September 2018, organised by the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Germany) together with the Jena Centre for Bioinformatics (JCB) under the auspices of the International Membrane Computing Society (IMCS). We appreciate the hospitality of the NH Hotel and Conference Centre Dresden-Neustadt. Taking place for the second time in Germany and for the first time in Dresden, CMC19 is pleased to continue the fruitful tradition of 18 previous events of the International Workshop and Conference on Membrane Computing (WMC/CMC) enriched by some new ideas and inspirations emphasising multidisciplinarity and innovative capacity and inspired by the idea of bringing together researchers working in membrane computing or related areas in a friendly atmosphere enhancing communication and cooperation.
Launchpad for Myers' Psychology for the Ap Course, One Use Access
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