Responding To Modern Genocide

Author: Mark D. Kielsgard
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135022828
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Developments in the understanding and treatment of genocide through the twentieth century have involved a combination of politics, public opinion, social trends, and economic development, and led to the substantive law of genocide and the assumption of international jurisdiction. This book analyzes incidences of genocide and mass atrocities, focusing on the political factors involved in modern counter-genocide efforts. Drawing on incidences of genocide and mass atrocity such as the Holocaust, the Rwandan genocide, and the Armenian genocide, Mark Kielsgard adopts a conceptual model that reveals the political factors which impact the international law of genocide, such as barriers and catalysts to transitional justice and the politics of genocide denial. As a work which provides a focused picture of those influences and their significance to genocide studies, this book will be of great use and interest to students and researchers in international criminal law, conflict studies, and conflict resolution.

Real Estate Law

Author: Peter E. Smirniotopoulos
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317650166
Size: 54.17 MB
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Unlike existing textbooks written for law students on specific subjects impacting real estate transactions, Real Estate Law: Fundamentals for The Development Process uses "The Development Process" as a framework for understanding how the U.S. legal system regulates, facilitates, and generally impacts real estate transactions and their outcomes. This book not only addresses the nature of specific legal issues directly relating to real estate transactions but also how those issues may best be identified and addressed in advance. This book breaks down the myriad of laws influencing the selection, acquisition, development, financing, ownership, and management of real estate, and presents them in context. Readers of Real Estate Law will gain a practical understanding, from the perspective of a real property developer or real estate executive, investor, or lender, of: how to identify potential legal issues before they arise; when to involve a real estate attorney; how to select an attorney with the appropriate, relevant experience; and how to efficiently and economically engage and manage legal counsel in addressing real estate issues. Written as a graduate-level text book, Real Estate Law comes with numerous useful features including a glossary of terms, chapter summaries, discussion questions, further reading, and a companion website with instructor resources. It is a resource of great value to real estate and finance professionals, both with and without law degrees, engaged in one aspect or another of real estate development and finance, who want to become more conversant in the legal issues impacting these transactions.

Political Evil

Author: Alan Wolfe
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 0307473015
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A leading political scientist identifies "political evil" as wrongdoing perpetrated by individuals with specific political goals, cites specific examples throughout the world and explains that important changes can be initiated through adjustments in how political evil is treated.

War And Intervention

Author: Michael V. Bhatia
Publisher: Kumarian Press
ISBN:
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* Explains developments in recent peacekeeping operations and politico-military environments * Bridges the gap between peace and conflict scholarship * Highlights new aspects of war studies War and Interventionreveals how the past decade has witnessed key developments in the nature of both war and intervention. While armed paramilitary groups, who have diverse sources of funding and arms, direct their focus on civilians through terror and propaganda, peace operations are expanding in breadth and depth. Not only is the United Nations directing the transitional governance of territory and the accompanying executive powers, but other actors, from national military contingents to the World Bank and NGOs, have also adapted to meet a cascade of tasks. War and Interventionallows readers from a range of different disciplines--military, academic, humanitarian, political, and diplomatic--to understand the priorities and methods of different actors in today's peace operations.

Reparations

Author: Alfred L. Brophy
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 019530408X
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Reparations: Pro and Con concludes with a frank and sober look at the case for reparations and where, if anywhere, the movement is going." "A comprehensive yet concise introduction to the moral and legal case for and against reparations, this book offers valuable historical and legal perspective for reparations advocates and critics alike."--BOOK JACKET.

Confluence Of Cultures Native Americans And The Expedition Of Lewis And Clark

Author: University of Montana--Missoula
Publisher: University of Montana
ISBN: 9780972712248
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A collaboration between the University of Montana and the Montana Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission, this symposium was structured to explore the relationships that developed between the Native peoples and Euro-Americans both during the Lewis and Clark Expedition and in the 200 years following. The influences of Euro-American emigration and development of the region as it relates to Native American culture are discussed. The DVD provides highlights of the presentations grouped by the symposium's themes.

Genocide Denials And The Law

Author: Ludovic Hennebel
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199738920
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In Genocide Denials and the Law, Ludovic Hennebel and Thomas Hochmann offer a thorough study of the relationship between law and genocide denial from the perspectives of specialists from six countries. This controversial topic provokes strong international reactions involving emotion caused by denial along with concerns about freedom of speech. The authors offer an in-depth study of the various legal issues raised by the denial of crimes against humanity, presenting arguments both in favor of and in opposition to prohibition of this expression. They do not adopt a pro or contra position, but include chapters written by proponents and opponents of a legal prohibition on genocide denial. Hennebel and Hochmann fill a void in academic publications by comparatively examining this issue with a collection of original essays. They tackle this diverse topic comprehensively, addressing not only the theoretical and philosophical aspects of denial, but also the specific problems faced by judges who implement anti-denial laws. Genocide Denials and the Law will provoke discussion of many theoretical questions regarding free speech, including the relationship between freedom of expression and truth, hate, memory, and history.

Justifying Genocide

Author: Stefan Ihrig
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674915178
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As Stefan Ihrig shows in this first comprehensive study, many Germans sympathized with the Ottomans’ longstanding repression of the Armenians and with the Turks’ program of extermination during World War I. In the Nazis’ version of history, the Armenian Genocide was justifiable because it had made possible the astonishing rise of the New Turkey.

Making Politics Work For Development

Author: World Bank
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 1464807744
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Governments fail to provide the public goods needed for development when its leaders knowingly and deliberately ignore sound technical advice or are unable to follow it, despite the best of intentions, because of political constraints. This report focuses on two forces—citizen engagement and transparency—that hold the key to solving government failures by shaping how political markets function. Citizens are not only queueing at voting booths, but are also taking to the streets and using diverse media to pressure, sanction and select the leaders who wield power within government, including by entering as contenders for leadership. This political engagement can function in highly nuanced ways within the same formal institutional context and across the political spectrum, from autocracies to democracies. Unhealthy political engagement, when leaders are selected and sanctioned on the basis of their provision of private benefits rather than public goods, gives rise to government failures. The solutions to these failures lie in fostering healthy political engagement within any institutional context, and not in circumventing or suppressing it. Transparency, which is citizen access to publicly available information about the actions of those in government, and the consequences of these actions, can play a crucial role by nourishing political engagement.

War Law

Author: Michael Byers
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 9781555848460
Size: 53.71 MB
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International law governing the use of military force has been the subject of intense public debate. Under what conditions is it appropriate, or necessary, for a country to use force when diplomacy has failed? Michael Byers, a widely known world expert on international law, weighs these issues in War Law. Byers examines the history of armed conflict and international law through a series of case studies of past conflicts, ranging from the 1837 Caroline Incident to the abuse of detainees by U.S. forces at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. Byers explores the legal controversies that surrounded the 1999 and 2001 interventions in Kosovo and Afghanistan and the 2003 war in Iraq; the development of international humanitarian law from the 1859 Battle of Solferino to the present; and the role of war crimes tribunals and the International Criminal Court. He also considers the unique influence of the United States in the evolution of this extremely controversial area of international law. War Law is neither a textbook nor a treatise, but a fascinating account of a highly controversial topic that is necessary reading for fans of military history and general readers alike.