Author: Vision Forum
Publisher: Vision Forum
Release Date: 2011-10-14
Genre: Christianity and law
"With our nation's legal heritage under attack, it is imperative that Christians be armed with biblical answers through sound education to discern the consequences of the critical legal and cultural debates raging today. ... [This course provides] instruction from Christian constitutional attorneys and legal scholars, gaining the historical, governmental, and biblical understanding you need as you prepare to be an effective leader in your church, family, and local community. Beginning with a biblical foundation and consideration of the founding fathers' intent, this course provides an understanding of today's legal, moral and ethical issues of law and government. ... In addition to learning concepts of civil government and public policy, students will be strengthened in their understanding of biblical principles which govern us"--P.  of accompanying study guide book cover.
Author: Alpheus Thomas Mason
Release Date: 2017-07-20
Genre: Political Science
This classic collection of carefully selected and edited Supreme Court case excerpts and comprehensive background essays explores constitutional law and the role of the Supreme Court in its development and interpretation. Well-grounded in both theory and politics, it endeavors to heighten students' understanding of and interest in these critical areas of our governmental system. New to the 17th Edition 9 new cases (including 2 cases from the 2015–2016 term decided by 8 justices) and discussion of 30 additional new cases. New case highlights include Sebelius on Obamacare, Obergefell on same sex marriage, and 2 new cases on government surveillance. Covers the death of Justice Antonin Scalia and ensuing controversies. Updates every chapter-opening essay and end-of-chapter Selected Readings. Provides an author-written online Instructor’s Manual with Test Bank, historical Supreme Court documents, noteworthy decisions and dissents, and cases from previous editions.
Author: Douglas G. Baird
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release Date: 1998
This book is the first to apply the tools of game theory and information economics to advance our understanding of how law works. The book highlights the basic mechanisms at work and lays out a natural progression in the sophistication of the game concepts and legal problems considered. 47 line illustrations.
Author: Hans Julius Wolff
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Release Date: 1951
Genre: Political Science
One of the great and lasting influences on the course of Western culture, Roman law occupies a unique place in the history of the civilized world. Originally the law of a small rural community, then of a powerful city-state, it became the law of an empire which embraced almost all of the known civilized world. The influence of Roman law extends into modern times and is reflected in the great codifications of private law that have come into existence in Europe, America, and Asia. Even now, Roman law in modified form is the law of the land in Scotland, and the civil code of Louisiana is directly based on Roman law. Forming an important part in the historical and intellectual background of understanding and a basis for further development of the principles of international jurisprudence. In this book an international authority on Roman legal history sets forth in clear, understandable English the institutions of Roman law and traces their development through the Byzantine Empire into medieval and modern Europe. It is an indispensable study for every American lawyer and for anyone interesting in legal and political history.
Author: Jay M. Feinman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2018-07-15
"In this fifth edition of his bestselling classic, Jay Feinman provides an authoritative and up-to-date overview of the American legal system. The book covers all the main subjects taught in the first year of law school, and discusses every facet of the American legal tradition, including constitutional law, the litigation process, and criminal, property, and contracts law. Above all, Feinman reveals to readers of all kinds that despite its complexities and quirks, the law can be understood by everyone"--
Author: Rod Hague
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Release Date: 2016-03-03
Genre: Political Science
This is a thoroughly revised and updated tenth edition of the classic text in the field of comparative politics. Now co-authored by John McCormick, this comprehensive and lively text continues to introduce students to the key concepts, approaches and arguments that will enable them to successfully compare the fundamentals, structures and processes of political systems across the globe. Taking full account of the institutions of government and the different political cultures that both influence and are impacted by political developments, the authors offer detailed analysis of democracies and authoritarian regimes. This edition includes a much wider range of international case studies, particularly expanded to include more from Latin America and Africa and to reflect the emerging powers on the world stage. The book is also newly supported by a variety of carefully designed supporting features: • Spotlights on individual countries offer profiles of the different types of political systems around the world • Chapter Previews, Overviews, Key Arguments, Discussion Questions and Further Reading help consolidate knowledge • New Focus boxes give more insight into important issues discussed in the text • Key Concepts are defined throughout the text in a concise and easily digestible style. This renowned text is the essential, and accessible, introduction to the study of comparative politics for students of political science everywhere.
Author: Steven Michael Teles
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Starting in the 1970s, conservatives learned that electoral victory did not easily convert into a reversal of important liberal accomplishments, especially in the law. As a result, conservatives' mobilizing efforts increasingly turned to law schools, professional networks, public interest groups, and the judiciary--areas traditionally controlled by liberals. Drawing from internal documents, as well as interviews with key conservative figures, The Rise of the Conservative Legal Movement examines this sometimes fitful, and still only partially successful, conservative challenge to liberal domination of the law and American legal institutions. Unlike accounts that depict the conservatives as fiendishly skilled, The Rise of the Conservative Legal Movement reveals the formidable challenges that conservatives faced in competing with legal liberalism. Steven Teles explores how conservative mobilization was shaped by the legal profession, the legacy of the liberal movement, and the difficulties in matching strategic opportunities with effective organizational responses. He explains how foundations and groups promoting conservative ideas built a network designed to dislodge legal liberalism from American elite institutions. And he portrays the reality, not of a grand strategy masterfully pursued, but of individuals and political entrepreneurs learning from trial and error. Using previously unavailable materials from the Olin Foundation, Federalist Society, Center for Individual Rights, Institute for Justice, and Law and Economics Center, The Rise of the Conservative Legal Movement provides an unprecedented look at the inner life of the conservative movement. Lawyers, historians, sociologists, political scientists, and activists seeking to learn from the conservative experience in the law will find it compelling reading.
Author: F. Michael Higginbotham
Release Date: 2015-08-17
Maintaining the easily readable style and tightly organized structure of the earlier editions, the fourth edition of Race Law provides an in-depth examination of the issue of race and values in the American legal process, from the formation of the United States Constitution in 1787 to the present. This book covers a unique blend of original source materials and scholarly analysis, including historical background information, legislation, judicial decisions, congressional hearings, commentary, biographical information, and questions. Fully revised and updated, it offers important new material on citizenship, immigration, politics, criminal justice, affirmative action, and voting rights, and important new cases such as Fisher v. University of Texas, Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, and Shelby County v. Holder.
Author: Laura M. Walker
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Release Date: 2015-01-28
Family law and public policy reflect our society’s evolving social commitments and ethical norms and behaviors, making it a key area of study in the fields of sociology, psychology, gender studies, criminology, mediation, social work, and many others. Family Law and Public Policy combines pertinent, concise, up-to-date information on family law as it forms and is informed by public policy on such central issues as the care, protection, and social and economic support of children; the nature, formation, and dissolution of marriage and other adult relationships; and surrogacy and adoption. Using three formats—succinct explanations; engaging, relevant readings from articles, statutes, and case law; and provocative questions prompting students to more deeply examine, understand, and critique the topics—Family Law and Public Policy covers all traditional and developing areas of family law and includes background and pointers on affecting, creating, and writing policy.
Author: Thomas W. Judson
Publisher: Orthogonal Publishing L3c
Release Date: 2017-08-05
Abstract Algebra: Theory and Applications is an open-source textbook that is designed to teach the principles and theory of abstract algebra to college juniors and seniors in a rigorous manner. Its strengths include a wide range of exercises, both computational and theoretical, plus many non-trivial applications. The first half of the book presents group theory, through the Sylow theorems, with enough material for a semester-long course. The second-half is suitable for a second semester and presents rings, integral domains, Boolean algebras, vector spaces, and fields, concluding with Galois Theory.
Author: Munther Younes
Release Date: 2017-07-14
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
‘Arabiyyat al-Naas (Part One) offers a groundbreaking introduction to Arabic as it is written and spoken by native speakers. It combines a progressive and rigorous grounding in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) – the form employed for reading, writing and formal speaking – with an innovative integration of the spoken Levantine variety used in everyday situations in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine. Introducing the two simultaneously ‘Arabiyyat al Naas (Part One) uses each in its proper context: Levantine for conversations and MSA for reading and writing activities. In this way, the course efficiently prepares students for the practical realities of learning and "living" Arabic today. Features include: 21 theme-based units covering all the core topics expected in a first-year Arabic course, such as countries, clothes, colors, family and professions a broad range of stimulating activities and exercises fostering active engagement with the course and the development of comprehension and communication skills comprehensively covers the 5 Cs: communication, culture, connections, comparisons and communities a free DVD filmed on location in Jordan, presenting over 40 videos and incorporating a wide variety of entertaining and realistic scenarios a free companion website (www.routledge.com/cw/younes) offering a wealth of additional instructor and student resources, including a teacher’s guide, an introduction to the letters and sounds of Arabic (with audiovisual aid and writing demonstrations), audio recordings of songs and listening passages, video clips, sample tests, an answer key and language games clear explanations of grammatical structures and concepts as they occur in the reading and listening materials to encourage progressive learning and active interaction with the text a user-friendly and vibrant full colour text design, richly illustrated throughout with over 200 illustrations and photographs songs with simple lyrics tied to the themes of the course to help advance vocabulary acquisition and understanding of basic grammatical structures. Written by a dynamic author team and tested over a number of years at Cornell University, ‘Arabiyyat al-Naas (Part One) will be an essential resource for students beginning to learn Arabic. While primarily designed for classroom use, the accessibility of the course and website also renders it highly suitable for independent study. This volume is the first in an exciting three-part series of Arabic textbooks which together provide a complete three-year undergraduate language program.
Author: Gerhard Von Glahn
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Release Date: 1996
This book is a revised edition which cites major changes that have been made in the coverage of the disintegration of the Soviet Union, international criminal law, the law of the sea, United Nations peacekeeping activities, as well as of military occupation in view of recent events in the Middle East.