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Underground Warfare (Hardcover): Daphne Richemond-Barak Underground Warfare (Hardcover)
Daphne Richemond-Barak
R1,677 Discovery Miles 16 770 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Underground warfare, a tactic of yesteryear, has re-emerged as a global and rapidly diffusing threat. This book is the first of its kind to examine tunnel warfare in a systematic and comprehensive way, addressing the legal issues while keeping in mind operational and strategic challenges. Like many other aspects of contemporary warfare, the renewed use of the subterranean in armed conflict presents a challenge for democracies wishing to abide by the law. To Dr. Richemond-Barak, this challenge has not only been under-explored, it is also largely underestimated by the community of states, security experts, and public opinion. She analyzes traditional concepts of the laws of war as they relate to tunnels and underground operations, contemplating questions such as whether tunnels constitute legitimate targets, the assessment of proportionality in anti-tunnel operations, and the availability of advanced warning in this complex terrain. She also identifies issues that are unique to underground warfare, including those that arise when cross-border tunnels burrow under a state's own civilian infrastructure.

Access to Personal Data in Public Land Registers - Balancing publicity of property rights with the rights to privacy and data... Access to Personal Data in Public Land Registers - Balancing publicity of property rights with the rights to privacy and data protection (Paperback)
Anna Berlee
R1,352 Discovery Miles 13 520 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

When you buy a home, should that also mean you have to inform the whole world where you live, how much you paid for it, and whether you financed the purchase with a mortgage loan? In essence, the Netherlands and England & Wales answer this question in the affirmative. The only thing that stands in the way of anyone accessing this information in the land registry is the payment of a small fee. In Germany, on the other hand, access to this personal data is restricted to the person who can show a legitimate interest in the information. This study examines the principle of publicity of property rights and how it has developed in light of technological advances made in information collection, processing, and dissemination. How does this publicity principle and its practical application in land registries hold up against the fundamental rights to privacy and data protection? As such, the study may be of interest to legislators, conveyancing professionals, as well as other researchers.

Nineteenth Century Perspectives on Private International Law (Hardcover): Roxana Banu Nineteenth Century Perspectives on Private International Law (Hardcover)
Roxana Banu
R1,820 Discovery Miles 18 200 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Private International Law is often criticized for failing to curb private power in the transnational realm. The field appears disinterested or powerless in addressing global economic and social inequality. Scholars have frequently blamed this failure on the separation between private and public international law at the end of the nineteenth century and on private international law's increasing alignment with private law. Through a contextual historical analysis, Roxana Banu questions these premises. By reviewing a broad range of scholarship from six jurisdictions (the United States, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, and the Netherlands) she shows that far from injecting an impetus for social justice, the alignment between private and public international law introduced much of private international law's formalism and neutrality. She also uncovers various nineteenth century private law theories that portrayed a social, relationally constituted image of the transnational agent, thus contesting both individualistic and state-centric premises for regulating cross-border inter-personal relations. Overall, this study argues that the inherited shortcomings of contemporary private international law stem more from the incorporation of nineteenth century theories of sovereignty and state rights than from theoretical premises of private law. In turn, by reconsidering the relational premises of the nineteenth century private law perspectives discussed in this book, Banu contends that private international law could take centre stage in efforts to increase social and economic equality by fostering individual agency and social responsibility in the transnational realm.

Critical Space Infrastructures - Risk, Resilience and Complexity (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Alexandru Georgescu, Adrian V.... Critical Space Infrastructures - Risk, Resilience and Complexity (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Alexandru Georgescu, Adrian V. Gheorghe, Marius-Ioan Piso, Polinpapilinho F. Katina
R3,521 R2,734 Discovery Miles 27 340 Save R787 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book introduces readers to the topical area of CSI: critical space infrastructure, which is defined as an emerging domain of systems-of-systems encompassing hardware, workforce, environment, facilities, business and organizational entities. Further, it includes unmanned air systems, satellites, rockets, space probes, and orbital stations, and involves multi-directional interactions essential for maintenance of vital societal functions (i.e., health, safety, economic and social well-being), the loss or disruption of which would have significant impact on virtually any nation. The topics covered include the main elements of CSI, CSI taxonomy, effects of CSI on other infrastructure systems, establishing quantitative and qualitative parameters, global and national effects of CSI failure, cascading disruptive phenomena, chilling effects in various fields, CSI protection, deliberate threats to space systems (e.g., electromagnetic pulse attacks), space governance, and a path forward for CSI research. Modern society is highly dependent on the continuous operation of critical infrastructure systems for the supply of crucial goods and services including, among others, the power supply, drinking water supply, and transportation systems; yet space systems - which are critical enablers for several commercial, scientific and military applications - are rarely discussed. This book addresses this gap.

International Relations Theory and the Consequences of Unipolarity (Paperback, New): G.John Ikenberry, Michael Mastanduno,... International Relations Theory and the Consequences of Unipolarity (Paperback, New)
G.John Ikenberry, Michael Mastanduno, William C. Wohlforth
R698 Discovery Miles 6 980 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The end of the Cold War and subsequent dissolution of the Soviet Union resulted in a new unipolar international system that presented fresh challenges to international relations theory. Since the Enlightenment, scholars have speculated that patterns of cooperation and conflict might be systematically related to the manner in which power is distributed among states. Most of what we know about this relationship, however, is based on European experiences between the seventeenth and twentieth centuries, when five or more powerful states dominated international relations, and the latter twentieth century, when two superpowers did so. Building on a highly successful special issue of the leading journal World Politics, this book seeks to determine whether what we think we know about power and patterns of state behaviour applies to the current 'unipolar' setting and, if not, how core theoretical propositions about interstate interactions need to be revised.

Corporate Social Responsibility in the Maritime Industry (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018): Lisa... Corporate Social Responsibility in the Maritime Industry (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018)
Lisa Loloma Froholdt
R2,942 Discovery Miles 29 420 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book addresses the environmental, legal, social, and economic aspects of corporate social responsibility in the maritime industry. It discusses the voluntary aspects of the CSR concept and how the lines between informal and formal rules are merging and becoming fuzzy. Further, it shows how regulation is enhancing responsibility and sustainability in the maritime industry.The book gathers the experiences of the WMU, IMO, UN and public and private actors in developing and developed countries in the maritime industry.

Judicial Decisions on the Law of International Organizations (Paperback): Cedric Ryngaert, Ige F. Dekker, Ramses A. Wessel, Jan... Judicial Decisions on the Law of International Organizations (Paperback)
Cedric Ryngaert, Ige F. Dekker, Ramses A. Wessel, Jan Wouters
R1,117 Discovery Miles 11 170 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

With the rising relevance of international organizations in international affairs, and the general turn to litigation to settle disputes, international institutional law issues have increasingly become the subject of litigation, before both international and domestic courts. The judicial treatment of this field of international law is addressed in Judicial Decisions on the Law of International Organizations through commentary on excerpts of the most prominent international and domestic judicial decisions that are relevant to the law of international organizations, providing in-depth analysis of judicial decisions. The commentaries written and edited by leading experts in the field of international institutional law, they are opinionated and critically engage with the decision in question, with commentators' and stakeholders' reactions thereto, and with later decisions, codifications, and reports.

Your Next Government? - From the Nation State to Stateless Nations (Paperback): Tom W Bell Your Next Government? - From the Nation State to Stateless Nations (Paperback)
Tom W Bell
R805 Discovery Miles 8 050 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Governments across the globe have begun evolving from lumbering bureaucracies into smaller, more agile special jurisdictions - common-interest developments, special economic zones, and proprietary cites. Private providers increasingly deliver services that political authorities formerly monopolized, inspiring greater competition and efficiency, to the satisfaction of citizens-qua-consumers. These trends suggest that new networks of special jurisdictions will soon surpass nation states in the same way that networked computers replaced mainframes. In this groundbreaking work, Tom W. Bell describes the quiet revolution transforming governments from the bottom up, inside-out, worldwide, and how it will fulfill its potential to bring more freedom, peace, and prosperity to people everywhere.

Megatrends and Air Transport - Legal, Ethical and Economic Issues (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Ruwantissa Abeyratne Megatrends and Air Transport - Legal, Ethical and Economic Issues (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Ruwantissa Abeyratne
R3,323 R2,730 Discovery Miles 27 300 Save R593 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book discusses megatrends and subsequently applies them to the air transport industry from a legal, ethical and economic perspective. Starting with a detailed discussion on what these megatrends are, the book provides an essential overview of megatrends and air transport, including analytical discussions on how megatrends could affect basic issues such as nationalism and sovereignty, market access in air transport, and commercial space transport. It also delves into the rights of the airline passenger as affected by megatrends. Further, the book analyses a broad range of topics, including: the digital transformation of air transport; technology and air transport; robotic pilots and their legal ramifications; the human-robot interface and the law with focus on the pilot; cognitive computing; and issues of empowerment and connectivity. It discusses in detail United Nations initiatives and initiatives of the International Civil Aviation Organization, considering aspects such as: the new world order; e-trends and air transport; apps that make air travel easier; and apps designed to help the aviation authorities. Further topics include artificial intelligence and air transport and related technical, ethical and economic issues, as well as a legal inquiry into manufacturer's defects; design defects; and liability for failure to warn of defects. Questions are posed and answers provided on the effects of artificial intelligence and legal issues stemming from its use in air transport. Two major discussions follow on millennials and air transport, and on the Internet of everything as related to air transport. The conclusion ties in megatrends with air transport and offers the industry a way forward for adapting to these trends.

The Rule of Law in the 21st Century: - A Worldwide Perspective (Hardcover): Richard J. Goldstone, Professor Robert A Stein The Rule of Law in the 21st Century: - A Worldwide Perspective (Hardcover)
Richard J. Goldstone, Professor Robert A Stein
R2,067 Discovery Miles 20 670 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The rule of law is sometimes expressed as 'no person is above the law'. A more comprehensive description of the concept has been elusive for generations of scholars, lawyers and judges. What does the phrase mean? More specifically, what does the rule of law mean in the context of 21st century issues and challenges? Professor Robert A Stein and Justice Richard J Goldstone are the distinguished editors and authors of The Rule of Law in the 21st Century. Joining Stein and Goldstone is an array of internationally distinguished leaders of the legal profession (including US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Paul Volcker, former Chairman of the Federal Reserve) from North America, Europe, Africa and Asia to explore the meaning of the rule of law today in a variety of circumstances. The book opens with chapters covering the basic concepts of the rule of law, independence of the judiciary and whether there is such a concept as an international rule of law. The book examines the concept of the rule of law from a variety of perspectives. Does the rule of law promote or impede economic development? How can we meet the major threat to the rule of law in the form of corruption? What is the relationship between the Great Charter, Magna Carta and the rule of law today? How can the rule of law be of assistance when addressing the challenge of inequality of women in society? It also includes chapters describing law reform programmes that have strengthened the rule of law around the world in recent decades. The rule of law is humankind's best hope for freedom and justice. The Rule of Law in the 21st Century gives a better understanding of this important concept in the world today.

Transformative Constitutionalism in Latin America - The Emergence of a New Ius Commune (Hardcover): Armin Von Bogdandy, Eduardo... Transformative Constitutionalism in Latin America - The Emergence of a New Ius Commune (Hardcover)
Armin Von Bogdandy, Eduardo Ferrer Mac-Gregor, Mariela Morales Antoniazzi, Flavia Piovesan, Ximena Soley
R2,567 Discovery Miles 25 670 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This ground-breaking collection of essays outlines and explains the unique development of Latin American jurisprudence. It introduces the idea of the Ius Constitutionale Commune en America Latina (ICCAL), an original Latin American path of transformative constitutionalism, to an Anglophone audience for the first time. It charts the key developments that have transformed the region and assesses the success of the constitutional projects that followed a period of authoritarian regimes in Latin America. Coined by scholars who have been documenting, conceptualizing, and comparing the development of Latin American public law for more than a decade, the term ICCAL encompasses themes that cross national borders and legal fields, taking in constitutional law, administrative law, general public international law, regional integration law, human rights, and investment law. Not only does this volume map the legal landscape, it also suggests measures to improve society via due legal process and a rights-based, supranational and regionally rooted constitutionalism. The editors contend that with the strengthening of democracy, the rule of law, and human rights, common problems such as the exclusion of wide sectors of the population from having a say in government, as well as corruption, hyper-presidentialism, and the weak normativity of the law can be combatted more effectively in future.

Rule of Law at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century (Hardcover): Martin Belov Rule of Law at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century (Hardcover)
Martin Belov
R2,648 Discovery Miles 26 480 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book is a collaborative effort of 22 authors, striving to provide a multi-discursive analysis of the structural challenges to rule of law at the beginning of the twenty-first century. It proposes critical assessment of the adjustment of rule of law to the shifts and changes in the socio-legal context and in the institutional design on all levels of socio-legal relations - national, international and supranational - as well as in many spheres of the social life. Rule of Law at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century puts forward a discussion on the capability of rule of law to cope with globalization, information revolution, financial capitalism, migration, social and political (dis)integration, terrorism, transnational corporate criminality, multilevel and supranational governance and constitutional pluralism. The book commences with deliberation on the conceptual, theoretical and normative features of rule of law. The aim is to advance discussion on the relationship between rule of law and other constitutional principles such as sovereignty, democracy, welfare state, subsidiarity and solidarity. Special emphasis is put on the role of the courts as well as on the investment arbitration for promotion or hindering of rule of law. Rule of law infringements are analyzed in comparative legal and socio-legal perspective in the light of the democratic backsliding hypothesis. Last but not least, the impact of migration on democracy, welfare state, solidarity and security as basic preconditions for well-established constitutional order based on rule of law is thoroughly researched.

EU International Relations Law (Paperback, 2nd edition): Panos Koutrakos EU International Relations Law (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Panos Koutrakos
R1,495 Discovery Miles 14 950 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This new edition provides a definitive, comprehensive and systematic analysis of the law governing the EU's action in the world. Updated to take into account the Lisbon Treaty and recent case law, the book covers all constitutional aspects of the EU's international action and the procedures for treaty-making. It analyses the relationship between the EU and its Members with emphasis on mixed agreements, and the status of international law in the EU legal order. It explores the links between the EU and international organisations (such as the WTO) and examines the EU's external economic and political relations and its various links with third countries, including its neighbours. It analyses, amongst others, the Common Commercial Policy, sanctions, the Common Foreign and Security Policy, and the Common Security and Defence Policy. This new edition is the most up-to-date work of its kind, examining both the law and practice in a wide range of external policies, placing the law in its political and economic context and exploring the links between the EU's external and internal actions.

The Oxford Handbook of International Organizations (Hardcover): Jacob Katz Cogan, Ian Hurd, Ian Johnstone The Oxford Handbook of International Organizations (Hardcover)
Jacob Katz Cogan, Ian Hurd, Ian Johnstone
R4,049 Discovery Miles 40 490 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Virtually every important question of public policy today involves an international organization. From trade to intellectual property to health policy and beyond, governments interact with international organizations in almost everything they do. Increasingly, individual citizens are directly affected by the work of international organizations. Aimed at academics, students, practitioners, and lawyers, this book gives a comprehensive overview of the world of international organizations today. It emphasizes both the practical aspects of their organization and operation, and the conceptual issues that arise at the junctures between nation-states and international authority, and between law and politics. While the focus is on inter-governmental organizations, the book also encompasses non-governmental organizations and public policy networks. With essays by the leading scholars and practitioners, the book first considers the main international organizations and the kinds of problems they address. This includes chapters on the organizations that relate to trade, humanitarian aid, peace operations, and more, as well as chapters on the history of international organizations. The book then looks at the constituent parts and internal functioning of international organizations. This addresses the internal management of the organization, and includes chapters on the distribution of decision-making power within the organizations, the structure of their assemblies, the role of Secretaries-General and other heads, budgets and finance, and other elements of complex bureaucracies at the international level. This book is essential reading for scholars, practitioners, and students alike.

Normative Plurality in International Law - A Theory of the Determination of Applicable Rules (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Carlos... Normative Plurality in International Law - A Theory of the Determination of Applicable Rules (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Carlos Ivan Fuentes
R3,319 R2,726 Discovery Miles 27 260 Save R593 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book provides a theoretical framework for explaining the choices made by international decision-makers in terms of what constitutes law. It comprehensively analyzes the practice of human rights courts in applying legal instruments outside their competence and proposes that this practice recognizes that different normative instruments coexist in an un-ordered space, and that meaning can be produced by the free interaction of those instruments around a problem. Based on this, the book advances its normative plurality hypothesis, which states that decision-makers must survey the acquis of international law in order to identify all the instruments containing relevant normative information for a particular situation. The set of rules of law applicable to the situation must then be complemented with other instruments containing specific normative information relevant to the situation, resulting in a complete system of norms advancing a common purpose.

Institutionalised International Law (Hardcover): Christian Walter, Matthias Ruffert Institutionalised International Law (Hardcover)
Christian Walter, Matthias Ruffert
R3,097 Discovery Miles 30 970 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The importance of the law of international organizations is continually increasing. This textbook, first published in German, explains and analyses not only the structures of international organizations in general, but also focuses on the interplay between the creation of institutional structures and important substantive areas of public international law. Thus, in the first and second parts of the book the general aspects of the law of international organizations are surveyed, whereas in the third part international security, human rights protection, trade, development and environmental protection are analyzed in terms of the interplay between substantive and institutional law. This third part is built on the assumption that the law of international organizations needs to be studied in action, i.e. by looking at highly institutionalized areas of international law as a way of analyzing the mutual influences between institutional and substantive international law. In fact all important parts of international law are today institutionalized in different international organizations, a phenomenon which is reflected in the title.Up to now, there has been no other book on international law which brings together institutional and substantive aspects in a comparable manner. This text book is aimed at students of the law of international organizations but also to students in the social sciences, above all, political science. It will also be useful to practitioners in the field of international institutions.

The Death of Treaty Supremacy - An Invisible Constitutional Change (Hardcover): David L. Sloss The Death of Treaty Supremacy - An Invisible Constitutional Change (Hardcover)
David L. Sloss
R1,853 Discovery Miles 18 530 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book provides the first detailed history of the Constitution's treaty supremacy rule. It describes a process of invisible constitutional change. The treaty supremacy rule was a bedrock principle of constitutional law for more than 150 years. It provided that treaties are supreme over state law and that courts have a constitutional duty to apply treaties that conflict with state laws. The rule ensured that state governments did not violate U.S. treaty obligations without authorization from the federal political branches. In 1945, the United States ratified the UN Charter, which obligates nations to promote human rights for all without distinction as to race. In 1950, a California court applied the Charters human rights provisions along with the traditional supremacy rule to invalidate a state law that discriminated against Japanese nationals. The implications were shocking: the decision implied that the United States had abrogated Jim Crow laws throughout the South by ratifying the UN Charter. Conservatives reacted by lobbying for a constitutional amendment, known as the Bricker Amendment, to abolish the treaty supremacy rule. The amendment never passed, but Bricker's supporters achieved their goals through de facto constitutional change. Before 1945, the treaty supremacy rule was a mandatory constitutional rule that applied to all treaties. The de facto Bricker Amendment converted the rule into an optional rule that applies only to self-executing treaties. Under the modern rule, state governments are allowed to violate national treaty obligationsincluding international human rights obligationsthat are embodied in non-self-executing treaties.

The Hong Kong Legal System (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Stefan H. C. Lo, Kevin Kwok-yin Cheng, Wing Hong Chui The Hong Kong Legal System (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Stefan H. C. Lo, Kevin Kwok-yin Cheng, Wing Hong Chui
R1,276 Discovery Miles 12 760 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book provides an introduction to the legal system in Hong Kong. Understanding Hong Kong's legal system today requires both an understanding of the British origins of much of the laws and legal institutions as well as the uniquely Hong Kong developments in the application of the Basic Law under 'one country, two systems'. These features of the Hong Kong legal system are explored in this book, which takes into account developments in the two decades or so of the new legal framework in Hong Kong since the 1997 handover. In providing both an exposition of the legal institutions in Hong Kong and legal method under Hong Kong's legal system (including practical guidance and examples on case law, statutory interpretation and legal research), this book is ideal for first-year law students, students of other disciplines who study law and readers who have an interest in Hong Kong's unique legal system.

Hungarian Yearbook of International Law and European Law (Hardcover): Marcel Szabo Hungarian Yearbook of International Law and European Law (Hardcover)
Marcel Szabo
R2,114 Discovery Miles 21 140 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book contains a collection of articles written mostly by Hungarian authors covering developments in the field of international law and EU law, as well as the progress in domestic implementation and application of these fields of law. The thematic chapter on the significance of EU values, authored, among others, by renowned international experts, gives an in-depth analysis of a current issue of international law or European law. It also contains numerous articles analyzing well-known Hungary-related cases and their assessment from the perspective of Hungarian legal experts. The book offers a comprehensive picture of the state of application and implementation of EU law and international law in Hungary.

Principles of Shared Responsibility in International Law - An Appraisal of the State of the Art (Hardcover): Andre NollKaemper,... Principles of Shared Responsibility in International Law - An Appraisal of the State of the Art (Hardcover)
Andre NollKaemper, Ilias Plakokefalos
R2,149 R2,016 Discovery Miles 20 160 Save R133 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Shared Responsibility in International Law series examines the underexplored problem of allocation of responsibilities among multiple states and other actors. The International Law Commission, in its work on state responsibility and the responsibility of international organisations, recognised that attribution of acts to one state or organisation does not exclude possible attribution of the same act to another state or organisation, but has provided limited guidance on allocation or reparation. From the new perspective of shared responsibility, this volume reviews the main principles of the law of international responsibility as laid down in the Articles on State Responsibility and the Articles on Responsibility of International Organizations, such as attribution of conduct, breach, circumstances precluding wrongfulness and reparation. It explores the potential and limitations of current international law in dealing with questions of shared responsibility in areas such as military operations and international environmental law.

Summaries of Judgments, Advisory Opinions and Orders of the Permanent Court of International Justice (Paperback): United Nations Summaries of Judgments, Advisory Opinions and Orders of the Permanent Court of International Justice (Paperback)
United Nations
R1,398 R1,247 Discovery Miles 12 470 Save R151 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This series contains summaries of judgments, advisory opinions and orders of a substantive nature issued by the International Court of Justice, the principal judicial organ of the United Nations. The present volume includes summaries of all the judgments, advisory opinions and orders issued by the Permanent Court of International Justice, the predecessor of the International Court of Justice. From 1922 to 1946, the Permanent Court dealt with 29 contentious cases and delivered 27 advisory opinions, thus participating in the settlement of numerous international disputes and contributing to the development of international law. The decisions summarized in the present volume have played and continue to play an important role in understanding the jurisprudence of the International Court of Justice.

Ideas in Conflict - International Law and the Global War on Terror (Hardcover): Eric Engle Ideas in Conflict - International Law and the Global War on Terror (Hardcover)
Eric Engle
R2,082 Discovery Miles 20 820 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Ideas in Conflict: International Law and the War on Terror describes the transformation of international law and sovereignty in the post-war world. It imparts the causes and consequences of the rise of non-State actors' importance in international law, with a focus on human rights and terrorism as two examples of this phenomenon. After World War II, international law transformed itself radically: human rights took a central role in the post-war world as the legitimator of States, and as a key objective of the international system as one of the steps to prevent another global war. State sovereignty likewise transformed from an absolute, indivisible, and ultimate power of States into relativized and transferable quanta of State power, which in turn were partially parceled upward to international organizations, downward to sub-State public law actors, and outward to private law actors. Terrorism is one of the latest challenges posed to the international system by non-State actors.

China's Strategic Multilateralism - Investing in Global Governance (Paperback): Scott L. Kastner, Margaret M. Pearson,... China's Strategic Multilateralism - Investing in Global Governance (Paperback)
Scott L. Kastner, Margaret M. Pearson, Chad Rector
R631 Discovery Miles 6 310 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

China sometimes plays a leadership role in addressing global challenges, but at other times it free rides or even spoils efforts at cooperation. When will rising powers like China help to build and maintain international regimes that sustain cooperation on important issues, and when will they play less constructive roles? This study argues that the strategic setting of a particular issue area has a strong influence on whether and how a rising power will contribute to global governance. Two strategic variables are especially important: the balance of outside options the rising power and established powers face, and whether contributions by the rising power are viewed as indispensable to regime success. Case studies of China's approach to security in Central Asia, nuclear proliferation, global financial governance, and climate change illustrate the logic of the theory, which has implications for contemporary issues such as China's growing role in development finance.

The Future of Foreign Intelligence - Privacy and Surveillance in a Digital Age (Hardcover): Laura K. Donohue The Future of Foreign Intelligence - Privacy and Surveillance in a Digital Age (Hardcover)
Laura K. Donohue
R544 Discovery Miles 5 440 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Since the Revolutionary War, America's military and political leaders have recognized that U.S. national security depends upon the collection of intelligence. Absent information about foreign threats, the thinking went, the country and its citizens stood in great peril. To address this, the Courts and Congress have historically given the President broad leeway to obtain foreign intelligence. But in order to find information about an individual in the United States, the executive branch had to demonstrate that the person was an agent of a foreign power. Today, that barrier no longer exists. The intelligence community now collects massive amounts of data and then looks for potential threats to the United States. As renowned national security law scholar Laura K. Donohue explains in The Future of Foreign Intelligence, the internet and new technologies such as biometric identification systems have not changed our lives in countless ways. But they have also led to a very worrying transformation. The amount and types of information that the government can obtain has radically expanded, and information that is being collected for foreign intelligence purposes is now being used for domestic criminal prosecution. Traditionally, the Courts have allowed exceptions to the Fourth Amendment rule barring illegal search and seizure on national security grounds. But the new ways in which we collect intelligence are swallowing the rule altogether. Just as alarming, the ever-weaker standards that mark foreign intelligence collection are now being used domestically-and the convergence between these realms threatens individual liberty. Donohue traces the evolution of foreign intelligence law and pairs that account with the progress of Fourth Amendment jurisprudence. She argues that the programmatic surveillance that the National Security Agency conducts amounts to a general warrant-the prevention of which was the point of introducing the Fourth Amendment. The expansion of foreign intelligence surveillance - leant momentum by significant advances in technology, the Global War on Terror, and the emphasis on securing the homeland - now threatens to consume protections essential to privacy, which is a necessary component of a healthy democracy. Donohue offers an agenda for reining in the national security state's expansive reach, primarily through Congressional statutory reform that will force the executive and judicial branches to take privacy seriously, even as it provides for the continued collection of intelligence central to U.S. national security. Both alarming and penetrating, this is essential reading for anyone interested in the future of foreign intelligence and privacy in the United States.

Self-Help, Private Debt Collection and the Concomitant Risks - A Comparative Law Analysis (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015): C T Lin... Self-Help, Private Debt Collection and the Concomitant Risks - A Comparative Law Analysis (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015)
C T Lin Gabriel St Nescu
R3,012 R2,422 Discovery Miles 24 220 Save R590 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The book shows that self-help in commercial law is a fast, inexpensive and efficient alternative to court enforcement. Self-help remedies and private debt collection are largely but not exclusively features of common law jurisdictions, since remnants of private enforcement can still be found in contract law in civilian systems. The book argues that - despite their usefulness - self-help and private debt collection entail significant risks, especially for consumer debtors. This means that private enforcement needs to be accompanied by the introduction of tailor-made consumer-debtor protection regulation. Specific attention is given to factoring, which functions in many instances as a form of pseudo-private debt collection and which has been exploited to bypass sector-specific consumer protection regulations.

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