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Ex Uno Plura
Ex Uno Plura (August 2003)
State Constitutions and Their Political Cultures
James T. McHugh - Author

Explores the foundations of various state constitutional traditions.

State constitutions have become increasingly important in light of recent trends in jurisprudence that favor decentralizing the American federal system. Ex Uno Plura uses a political culture approach to explore eight state constitutional traditions. McHugh argues that state jurisprudence is not merely a reflection of the process, values, and d...(Read More)
Family History in the Middle East
Family History in the Middle East (February 2003)
Household, Property, and Gender
Beshara Doumani - Editor

Challenges conventional assumptions about the family and the modern Middle East.

Despite the constant refrain that family is the most important social institution in Middle Eastern societies, only recently has it become the focus for rethinking the modern history of the Middle East. This book introduces exciting new findings by historians, anthropologists, and historical demographers that challenge pervasive assumptions...(Read More)
Affirmative Action in Antidiscrimination Law and Policy
Affirmative Action in Antidiscrimination Law and Policy (October 2002)
An Overview and Synthesis
Samuel Leiter - Author
William M. Leiter - Author

A comprehensive interdisciplinary analysis of the past, present, and future of affirmative action in the United States.

Affirmative action has been and continues to be the flashpoint of America's civil rights agenda. Yet while the affirmative action literature is voluminous, no comprehensive account of its major legal and public policy dimensions exists. Samuel and William M. Leiter examine the origin and growth of ...(Read More)
Punishing the Mentally Ill
Punishing the Mentally Ill (July 2002)
A Critical Analysis of Law and Psychiatry
Bruce A. Arrigo - Author
George B. Palermo - Foreword by
Michael L. Perlin - Preface

A provocative exploration of a wide range of controversies in mental health law, this book argues that the criminal justice system punishes citizens for being mentally ill.

A powerful, sophisticated, and original critique on how the disciplines of law and psychiatry behave and on how the mental health and justice systems operate, Punishing the Mentally Ill reveals where, how, and why the identity and humanity o...(Read More)
Two Paths to Equality
Two Paths to Equality (April 2002)
Alice Paul and Ethel M. Smith in the ERA Debate, 1921-1929
Amy E. Butler - Author

A comprehensive look at the ERA debates of the 1920s.

In Two Paths to Equality, Amy E. Butler provides a fascinating portrait of two of the major adversaries in the 1920s' battle over equal rights legislation for women in the United States—Alice Paul and Ethel M. Smith. While they shared the goal of full political and legal equality for women, they differed on how best to achieve it. Paul, the author...(Read More)
Friends of the Court
Friends of the Court (March 2002)
The Privileging of Interest Group Litigants in Canada
Ian Brodie - Author

Studies interest group litigation in Canada.

In the first book-length study of interest group litigation in Canada, Friends of the Court traces the Canadian Supreme Court's ever-changing relationship with interest groups since the 1970s. After explaining how the Court was pressured to welcome more interest groups in the late 1980s, Brodie introduces a new theory of political status describing how the Court...(Read More)
Courts as Catalysts
Courts as Catalysts (June 2001)
State Supreme Courts and Public School Finance Equity
Matthew H. Bosworth - Author

Discusses state supreme courts and funding equity reform in Texas, Kentucky, and North Dakota.

Despite education being one of the most important, if not the most important, political issues for the American public, access to funding for education is not equal across school districts. Local public schools are generally funded by a combination of state aid and local property taxes, a combination which favors wealthier s...(Read More)
Promising Language
Promising Language (December 1999)
Betrothal in Victorian Law and Fiction
Randall Craig - Author

Argues that Victorian legal, linguistic, and cultural attitudes toward promises--especially promises to marry--had a formative effect on novels of the period.

Promising Language
explores the linguistic and social ramifications of promising, and specifically promising to marry, in Victorian fiction. The concept of the promise--as speech act, as social practice and legal contract, and as structural principle and topos--lie...(Read More)
Enlightened Judgments, The, Ch'ing-ming Chi
Enlightened Judgments, The, Ch'ing-ming Chi (September 1999)
The Sung Dynasty Collection
Brian E. McKnight - Translator
James T. C. Liu - Translator

The first English translation of a selection of legal documents from Sung Dynasty China, this work provides a fascinating look at the legal, social, and economic history of that era.

The Enlightened Judgments introduces everyday life in thirteenth-century China. The Sung Dynasty author of the collection brought together a host of documents selected from local judicial decisions and official papers to provide insi...(Read More)
Perspectives on Plagiarism and Intellectual Property in a Postmodern World
Perspectives on Plagiarism and Intellectual Property in a Postmodern World (April 1999)
Lise Buranen - Editor
Alice M. Roy - Editor
Andrea Lunsford - Foreword by

Offers a wealth of thinking about the complex and often contradictory definitions surrounding the concepts of plagiarism and intellectual property.

"...discursive practices may not be as easy to label as we once thought, nor have we sufficiently thought through the issues surrounding agency, action, and authoring--and the ways in which these issues frame and shape our ideas of plagiarism....Contemporary concepts of plag...(Read More)
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