The enemy of all

Author: Daniel Heller-Roazen
Publisher: Zone Books (NY)
ISBN: STANFORD:36105124131470
Release Date: 2009-11-30
Genre: History

The philosophical genealogy of a remarkable antagonist: the pirate, the key to the contemporary paradigm of the universal foe.

Enemies of Mankind

Author: Walter Rech
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9789004254350
Release Date: 2013-06-28
Genre: Political Science

In Enemies of Mankind Walter Rech offers a contextual history of the collective security doctrine articulated by Swiss international lawyer Emer de Vattel (1714-67) in the authoritative treatise Droit des gens of 1758.

The Invisible Hook

Author: Peter T. Leeson
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400829860
Release Date: 2009-03-31
Genre: Business & Economics

Pack your cutlass and blunderbuss--it's time to go a-pirating! The Invisible Hook takes readers inside the wily world of late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century pirates. With swashbuckling irreverence and devilish wit, Peter Leeson uncovers the hidden economics behind pirates' notorious, entertaining, and sometimes downright shocking behavior. Why did pirates fly flags of Skull & Bones? Why did they create a "pirate code"? Were pirates really ferocious madmen? And what made them so successful? The Invisible Hook uses economics to examine these and other infamous aspects of piracy. Leeson argues that the pirate customs we know and love resulted from pirates responding rationally to prevailing economic conditions in the pursuit of profits. The Invisible Hook looks at legendary pirate captains like Blackbeard, Black Bart Roberts, and Calico Jack Rackam, and shows how pirates' search for plunder led them to pioneer remarkable and forward-thinking practices. Pirates understood the advantages of constitutional democracy--a model they adopted more than fifty years before the United States did so. Pirates also initiated an early system of workers' compensation, regulated drinking and smoking, and in some cases practiced racial tolerance and equality. Leeson contends that pirates exemplified the virtues of vice--their self-seeking interests generated socially desirable effects and their greedy criminality secured social order. Pirates proved that anarchy could be organized. Revealing the democratic and economic forces propelling history's most colorful criminals, The Invisible Hook establishes pirates' trailblazing relevance to the contemporary world.

Villains of All Nations

Author: Marcus Rediker
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 9780807095386
Release Date: 2011-04-05
Genre: History

Villains of All Nations explores the 'Golden Age' of Atlantic piracy (1716-1726) and the infamous generation whose images underlie our modern, romanticized view of pirates. Rediker introduces us to the dreaded black flag, the Jolly Roger; swashbuckling figures such as Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard; and the unnamed, unlimbed pirate who was likely Robert Louis Stevenson's model for Long John Silver in Treasure Island. This history shows from the bottom up how sailors emerged from deadly working conditions on merchant and naval ships, turned pirate, and created a starkly different reality aboard their own ships, electing their officers, dividing their booty equitably, and maintaining a multinational social order. The real lives of this motley crew-which included cross-dressing women, people of color, and the'outcasts of all nations'-are far more compelling than contemporary myth. From the Hardcover edition.

The Invisible Hook

Author: Peter T. Leeson
Publisher:
ISBN: 0691150095
Release Date: 2011-07
Genre: Business & Economics

Pack your cutlass and blunderbuss--it's time to go a-pirating! The Invisible Hook takes readers inside the wily world of late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century pirates. With swashbuckling irreverence and devilish wit, Peter Leeson uncovers the hidden economics behind pirates' notorious, entertaining, and sometimes downright shocking behavior. Why did pirates fly flags of Skull & Bones? Why did they create a "pirate code"? Were pirates really ferocious madmen? And what made them so successful? The Invisible Hook uses economics to examine these and other infamous aspects of piracy. Leeson argues that the pirate customs we know and love resulted from pirates responding rationally to prevailing economic conditions in the pursuit of profits. The Invisible Hook looks at legendary pirate captains like Blackbeard, Black Bart Roberts, and Calico Jack Rackam, and shows how pirates' search for plunder led them to pioneer remarkable and forward-thinking practices. Pirates understood the advantages of constitutional democracy--a model they adopted more than fifty years before the United States did so. Pirates also initiated an early system of workers' compensation, regulated drinking and smoking, and in some cases practiced racial tolerance and equality. Leeson contends that pirates exemplified the virtues of vice--their self-seeking interests generated socially desirable effects and their greedy criminality secured social order. Pirates proved that anarchy could be organized. Revealing the democratic and economic forces propelling history's most colorful criminals, The Invisible Hook establishes pirates' trailblazing relevance to the contemporary world.

The Treatment of Prisoners Under International Law

Author: Nigel Rodley
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780199215072
Release Date: 2009-08-13
Genre: Law

This book deals with atrocities that are committed against people who cannot defend themselves: torture, murder, enforced disappearance. It also deals with similar practices such as corporal punishment and the death penalty. It incorporates a lot of new material including treaties and case law from international and national courts.

Locust Gleanings

Author: W. C. Bamberger
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 9781434457974
Release Date: 2010-06
Genre: Literary Criticism

This new collection of literary essays includes pieces on the fiction of Joe Brainard, Guy Davenport, Alice Hoffman, Kenneth Koch, Ann Lauterbach, Ishmael Reed, and Samuel R. Delany, among many others. Bamberger also adds an unpublished diary of his 2007 trip to Manhattan, Long Island, and Philadephia, detailing the many literary and artistic figures he met along the way. Another remarkable journey by a major modern critic.

The Law of Nations

Author: Emer de Vattel
Publisher:
ISBN: PRNC:32101077787958
Release Date: 1805
Genre: International law


Maritime Piracy and Its Control An Economic Analysis

Author: C. Hallwood
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137461506
Release Date: 2014-12-15
Genre: Political Science

Maritime Piracy and its Control develops an economic approach to the problem of modern-day maritime piracy with the goal of assessing the effectiveness of remedies aimed at reducing the incidence of piracy.

The Law of Nations

Author: Emer de Vattel
Publisher:
ISBN: HARVARD:32044024189201
Release Date: 1797
Genre: War (International law)


The Law of International Sea Piracy

Author: Barry Hart Dubner
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9024721911
Release Date: 1980-02-14
Genre: Law

This volume presents an analysis of the maritime boundary delimitations of the Russian Federation. The focus of this analysis is the relationship between state practice & the rules of public international law applicable to the delimitation of maritime zones between neighboring states. A first part establishes the contents of the law in this field. The main part of the work concerns an analysis of the position of the Russian Federation on the rules of maritime delimitation law & the practice of this state in relation to the delimitation of specific maritime boundaries with neighboring states. The case study of the Russian Federation illustrates the significance of international law for the delimitation of maritime boundaries, while at the same time indicating the limits of the influence of the law on state behavior.

Echolalias

Author: Daniel Heller-Roazen
Publisher: Zone Books (NY)
ISBN: 1890951501
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

A far-reaching philosophical investigation into the persistence and disappearance of speech, in individuals and in linguistic communities.