Author: Curtis J. Milhaupt
Publisher: Foundation Press
Release Date: 2012-01-01
This casebook on Japanese Law has been specially designed for ease of use and theoretical versatility. Heavily-edited cases, statutes, and articles canvass a wide range of intriguing problems and theoretical perspectives. Professors will find that it facilitates a variety of analysis and approaches to a given question--whether sociological, anthropological, or based on law and economics. The book allows for in-depth coverage of a diverse range of substantive areas of law, from torts, criminal law, and contracts to employment and corporate law.
Publisher: Cavendish Publishing
Release Date: 2002-02-14
Meryll Dean's superb new edition of Japanese Legal System provides a wide-ranging and unique insight into the legal system of a country which is at the forefront of global development, yet rarely examined by legal scholars. It is a major contribution to the study of comparative law and through its multidisciplinary approach breaks new ground in providing a comprehensive text on the subject. It draws on the author's first hand knowledge of Japan, but is written for non-Japanese speakers.; Through its approachable yet scholarly style, the reader is introduced to the essentials of the legal system, and guided through historical and cultural context; from which they will be able to develop an informed critique.; The book covers the history, structure and tradition of the Japanese legal system, as well as providing an insight into areas of substantive law. It contains extracts from diverse contemporary sources which, together with the author's commentary, guide the reader through the complexities of a different culture.The use of multidisciplinary sources, which are contextualised by the author, make what would otherwise be inaccessible material available for comparative analysis.; This book may be used as a textbook for undergraduate and postgraduate courses. It will be useful for those engaged in the study of history, politics, international relations and law, as well as being of value to academics, practitioners and those in business
Author: Albert J. Rosenthal
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Release Date: 1990
Why do smokers claim that the first cigarette of the day is the best? What is the biological basis behind some heavy drinkers' belief that the "hair-of-the-dog" method alleviates the effects of a hangover? Why does marijuana seem to affect ones problem-solving capacity? Intoxicating Minds is, in the author's words, "a grand excavation of drug myth." Neither extolling nor condemning drug use, it is a story of scientific and artistic achievement, war and greed, empires and religions, and lessons for the future. Ciaran Regan looks at each class of drugs, describing the historical evolution of their use, explaining how they work within the brain's neurophysiology, and outlining the basic pharmacology of those substances. From a consideration of the effect of stimulants, such as caffeine and nicotine, and the reasons and consequences of their sudden popularity in the seventeenth century, the book moves to a discussion of more modern stimulants, such as cocaine and ecstasy. In addition, Regan explains how we process memory, the nature of thought disorders, and therapies for treating depression and schizophrenia. Regan then considers psychedelic drugs and their perceived mystical properties and traces the history of placebos to ancient civilizations. Finally, Intoxicating Minds considers the physical consequences of our co-evolution with drugs -- how they have altered our very being -- and offers a glimpse of the brave new world of drug therapies.
Author: John M. Scheb
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Business & Economics
"An Introduction to the American Legal System" is ideal for undergraduate students in legal studies, political science, criminal justice, pre-law, and sociology programs, paralegal programs, as well as for anyone with an interest in the historical and contemporary approaches to law in America.
Author: James Johnson
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2012-10-17
MULTI-SECTOR CASEBOOK IN HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, LEADERSHIP, AND MANAGEMENT is a thought-provoking introduction to modern health management and leadership through a compelling collection of cases based on real-world scenarios. The selected cases cover a wide range of important issues faced by public, non-profit, and for-profit organizations, providing you with a broad, highly practical overview of situations, roles, and responsibilities you may encounter in your professional career.Key topics include quality improvement, leadership, strategic planning, budgeting, organizational behavior and change, human resources, systems thinking, decision making and analysis, working with the public, boards and governance, and legal and ethial issues. This diverse material is presented using a strong, consistent case structure to help readily assess the principles involved, apply critical thinking, and demonstrate and deepen their understanding through discussion or exercises. Perfect as a complement to classroom work or a tool for self-study, this excellent casebook is a must-have resource for current and future health management and public health professionals, Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: William N. Eskridge (Jr.)
Publisher: Foundation Press
Release Date: 2006
This abridged second edition is designed to meet the needs of undergraduate professors and students for a theoretically ambitious, doctrinally comprehensive, and fact-based exploration of issues of sexuality and gender in American public law. This new edition reflects legal changes in light of Lawrence v. Texas and other developments in this now-prominent field.
Author: Charlotte Furth
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Social Science
Case studies fascinate because they link individual instances to general patterns and knowledge to action without denying the priority of individual situations over the generalizations derived from them. In this volume, an international group of senior scholars comes together to consider the use of cases to produce empirical knowledge in premodern China. They trace the process by which the project of thinking with cases acquired a systematic and public character in the ninth century CE and after. Premodern Chinese experts on medicine and law circulated printed case collections to demonstrate efficacy or claim validity for their judgments. They were joined by authors of religious and philosophical texts. The rhetorical strategies and forms of argument used by all of these writers were allied with historical narratives, exemplary biographies, and case examples composed as aids to imperial statecraft. The innovative and productive explorations gathered here present a coherent set of interlocking arguments that will be of interest to comparativists as well as specialists on premodern East Asia. For China scholars, they examine the interaction of different fields of learning in the late imperial period, the relationship of evidential reasoning and literary forms, and the philosophical frameworks that linked knowledge to experience and action. For comparativists, the essays bring China into a global conversation about the methodologies of the human sciences. Contributors: Chu Honglam, Charlotte Furth, Hsiung Ping-chen, Jiang Yonglin, Yasuhiko Karasawa, Robert Sharf, Pierre-Etienne Will, WuYanhong, Judith T. Zeitlin. "
Author: Richard Delgado
Publisher: Thomson West
Release Date: 2007
This best-selling casebook presents critical perspectives on race and racism. Updates the first edition with new material on the treatment of Muslims and Arabs in post-9/11 America. Provides expanded treatment of Japanese-American internment, Jews, and native Hawaiians. Includes new cases such as Grutter and Virginia v. Black, current statistics, and enhanced coverage of voting. Features rich historical treatment of major racial groups in the United States: African Americans, Indians, Latinos/Latinas, Asian Americans, and Whites. Contains chapters on differing implications of enslavement, conquest, colonization, and immigration, as well as on equality, education, freedom of expression, family and sexuality, stereotyping, and crime.
Author: Gary B. Born
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Release Date: 2015-03-12
This important casebook is based upon one of the leading books in the field Born's treatise, International Commercial Arbitration. It offers a comprehensive approach to international commercial arbitration (focused on the New York Convention and UNCITRAL Model Law), while providing comparative examples drawn from state-to-state and investment arbitration. An easy-to-use chronological structure follows the course of an international arbitration. Features: Thoroughly revised to reflect amendments to UNCITRAL Rules, ICC Rules and other institutional arbitration rules New sections addressing IBA Guidelines on Party Representation in International Arbitration Revised to reflect amendments to representative national arbitration legislation in France, Singapore and elsewhere Streamlined excerpts of cases and awards; added excerpts of new arbitral awards on selected topics.