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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)
The Shifting Wind
The Shifting Wind (January 1999)
The Supreme Court and Civil Rights from Reconstruction to Brown
John R. Howard - Author

"This is a book written in sprightly and, often, moving prose about the role of the high court in pushing--or subverting--civil rights, particularly as such pertains to African Americans. It analyzes the leading cases ranging from the Slaughterhouse cases to Plessy to Buchanan to Brown. It is difficult to conceive of a more significant topic than this one.

"What I like most about this work is that it...(Read More)
Religious Conscience, the State, and the Law
Religious Conscience, the State, and the Law (October 1998)
Historical Contexts and Contemporary Significance
John McLaren - Editor
Harold Coward - Editor

Examines claims to freedom of religion by minority, unorthodox faith groups and how these challenges to the state and the law have contributed to the development of civil rights discourse and practice.

This book examines the history and significance of religious freedom claims by minority, unorthodox faith groups and the contribution their challenges have made to the development of rights discourse and practice in North ...(Read More)
Sexual Harassment, Work, and Education
Sexual Harassment, Work, and Education (July 1998)
A Resource Manual for Prevention, Second Edition
Michele A. Paludi - Author
Richard B. Barickman - Author

Supplies new information on the application of sexual harassment laws in schools, colleges/universities, and the workplace.

Sexual Harassment, Work, and Education
brings new and important research to bear on consensual relationships on college campuses, provides new resources for dealing with sexual harassment in elementary and secondary schools, and outlines individualized programs for workplace training. Responding to ...(Read More)
Our Elusive Constitution
Our Elusive Constitution (August 1997)
Silences, Paradoxes, Priorities
Daniel N. Hoffman - Author

Through a distinctive blending of political and legal analysis, this book draws attention to urgent questions in constitutional thought that have received inadequate attention from courts and scholars. Daniel N. Hoffman argues that we can avoid the pitfalls of much legal and political-science scholarship if we attend carefully to certain problems posed by constitutional silences, paradoxes, and priorities. "Silences" are issues of current concern on...(Read More)
Impartiality in Context
Impartiality in Context (July 1997)
Grounding Justice in a Pluralist World
Shane O'Neill - Author

Assesses critically the work of Rawls, Walzer, and Habermas and presents a theory of justice that responds to two senses of pluralism.

"Shane O'Neill's book is an interesting analysis of Rawls's and Walzer's theories of justice and Habermas's discourse ethics. Its major contribution is to defend the superiority of Habermas's approach against those of Rawls and Walzer and to bring the feminist literature into the discussi...(Read More)
Children in Court
Children in Court (July 1996)
Public Policymaking and Federal Court Decisions
Susan Gluck Mezey - Author

Through an analysis of Supreme Court and lower court decisions over the last several decades, this book determines the extent to which the federal courts have affected the legal, political, economic, and social status of children in the U.S.

This book examines the role of the federal courts in policymaking for children. Believing that the federal courts are uniquely situated to provide relief to the less powerful in so...(Read More)
Representation in Crisis
Representation in Crisis (July 1996)
The Constitution, Interest Groups, and Political Parties
David K. Ryden - Author

Details how the Supreme Court has impoverished the constitutional standing of political parties, thereby contributing to a crisis of representation.

Confronting a fundamentally important but often neglected reality in American politics, this book shows the powerful influence of the courts in determining the shape and operation of our politics. The author exhaustively details how the Supreme Court has impoverished the co...(Read More)
Abortion Rates in the United States
Abortion Rates in the United States (February 1996)
The Influence of Opinion and Policy
Matthew E. Wetstein - Author

Demonstrates that individual state policies on abortion closely reflect public opinion in that state and affect abortion rates, whereas national policy and policy changes have no real effect on abortion rates.

"Abortion Rates in the United States features a comprehensive treatment of an important policy topic in a single volume and incorporates sophisticated methodologies to advance our understanding of the dynami...(Read More)
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