A History Of Western Public Law

Author: Bruno Aguilera Barchet
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331911803X
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The book outlines the historical development of Public Law and the state from ancient times to the modern day, offering an account of relevant events in parallel with a general historical background, establishing and explaining the relationships between political, religious, and economic events.

Israel And The Family Of Nations

Author: Alexander Yakobson
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415464412
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Can Israel be both Jewish and truly democratic? How can a nation-state, which incorporates a large national minority with a distinct identity of its own be a state of all its citizens? Written by two eminent Israeli scholars, a professor of constitutional law and a historian, Alexander Yakobson and Amnon Rubinstein are the first to treat Zionism and Israeli experience in light of other states' experiences and in particular of newly established states that have undergone constitutional changes and wrestled with issues of minorities. Citing various European, constitutions and laws, the authors explore concept of a Jewish State and its various meanings in the light of international law, and the current norms of Human Rights as applied to other democratic societies compatible with liberal democratic norms and conclude that international reality does not accord with the concept which regards a modern, liberal democracy as a culturally "neutral" and a nationally colourless entity. In light of the new political map in Israel and the prospect of future disengagement from the West Bank, Israel and the Family of Nations is essential reading for all those who wish to understand Israel's future challenges.

Public Law Text Cases And Materials 2e

Author: Andrew Le Sueur
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199644187
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This dynamic text, cases, & materials book provides a thought-provoking guide to the public law of the UK. It sets out key institutions, legal principles, and conventions and its clear commentary draws on case studies and extracts from a range of sources to provide a full understanding of the law and the major theoretical and political debates.

The Max Planck Handbooks In European Public Law Volume I The Administrative State

Author: Sabino Cassese
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191039837
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The Max Planck Handbooks in European Public Law series describes and analyses the public law of the European legal space, an area that encompasses not only the law of the European Union but also the European Convention on Human Rights and, importantly, the domestic public laws of European states. Recognizing that the ongoing vertical and horizontal processes of European integration make legal comparison the task of our time for both scholars and practitioners, it aims to foster the development of a specifically European legal pluralism and to contribute to the legitimacy and efficiency of European public law. The first volume of the series begins this enterprise with an appraisal of the evolution of the state and its administration, with cross-cutting contributions and also specific country reports. While the former include, among others, treatises on historical antecedents of the concept of European public law, the development of the administrative state as such, the relationship between constitutional and administrative law, and legal conceptions of statehood, the latter focus on states and legal orders as diverse as, e.g., Spain and Hungary or Great Britain and Greece. With this, the book provides access to the systematic foundations, pivotal historic moments, and legal thought of states bound together not only by a common history but also by deep and entrenched normative ties; for the quality of the ius publicum europaeum can be no better than the common understanding European scholars and practitioners have of the law of other states. An understanding thus improved will enable them to operate with the shared skills, knowledge, and values that can bring to fruition the different processes of European integration.

An Historical Introduction To Western Constitutional Law

Author: R. C. van Caenegem
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521476935
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Professor van Caenegem's new book addresses fundamental questions of constitutional organization--democracy versus autocracy, unitary versus federal organization, pluralism versus intolerance--by analyzing different models of constitutional government through a historical perspective. The approach is chronological: constitutionalism is explained as the result of many centuries of trial and error through a narrative that begins in the early Middle Ages and concludes with contemporary debates, focusing on Europe, the United States, and the Soviet Union.

Religious Human Rights In Global Perspective

Author: Johan David Van der Vyver
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9789041101808
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In this Dickensian century' of human rights, the world has cultivated the best of religious rights protections, but witnessed the worst of religious rights abuses. In this volume, Jimmy Carter, John T. Noonan, Jr., and a score of leading jurists assess critically and comparatively the religious rights laws and practices of the international community and of selected states in the Atlantic continents. This volume and its companion "Religious Human Rights in Global" "Perspective: Religious Perspectives" are products of an ongoing project on religion, human rights and democracy undertaken by the Law and Religion Program at Emory University.

Feminist Perspectives On Public Law

Author: Susan Millns
Publisher: Cavendish Publishing
ISBN: 1843142228
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Public law scholarship in the UK is fracturing. Old certainties have been challenged by radical shifts in the mode of governance, an evolving European constitutionalism, the search for values in public law, and the New Labour constitutional reform agenda. The core concepts and the future role of public law have become contested territory. Feminist scholarship can provide public lawyers with the critical tools and insights to respond to these new challenges. This collection begins a dialogue between public law and feminism by offering a range of perspectives on contemporary public law themes and topics. This book will be essential reading for students and researchers in the fields of public law, political theory and feminist studies.

Congress Whispers Reservation Nations Endure

Author: B. Lee Wilson
Publisher: Abbott Press
ISBN: 1458205967
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A unique body of federal actions rests in near silence within the shadowy margins of all other U.S. public law. The reason is simple. It consists of laws that specifically apply to just one group of Americans: members of American Indian tribes. As such, the laws apply most directly to less than 1.5% of our nation’s citizenry, yet they also affect other Americans in important but less obvious ways. These tribe-focused public laws continue to frame New Millennium relationships between American Indian tribes and their state and federal counterparts. CONGRESS WHISPERS, RESERVATION NATIONS ENDURE presents a legislative sample for students and American history buff s to explore. Each piece of legislation was enacted by Congress between 1885 and 1990. This collection offers a civics lesson: it reveals the time-honored pageantry of congressional proceedings through public laws that proved important to the development of several western states, many of the nation’s most beloved national parks, and many of today’s American Indian reservations. Taken together, the votes cast during about one month of congressional law-making left an indelible mark upon the American psyche—and upon the American landscape. At the same time, this collection of laws also offers hope. It hints at a prevailing decency within Congress, a characteristic often evident during this century-long timeline, as lawmakers demonstrated a capacity to learn from their mistakes. Whenever Congress chose to take corrective action, our nation stepped closer to its ideals of Life, Liberty, and Pursuit of Happiness.

Entanglements In Legal History Conceptual Approaches

Author: Thomas Duve
Publisher: epubli
ISBN: 3944773004
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Legal history offers a broad panorama of transfers, transplants and receptions of law. What are the conceptual tools and methods that legal historians are employing to understand these processes?