An Introduction to Law and Regulation

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Author: Bronwen Morgan,Karen Yeung

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139461362

Category: Law

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In recent years, regulation has emerged as one of the most distinct and important fields of study in the social sciences, both for policy-makers and for scholars who require a theoretical framework that can be applied to any social sector. This timely textbook provides a conceptual map of the field and an accessible and critical introduction to the subject. Morgan and Yeung set out a diverse and stimulating selection of materials and give them context with a comprehensive and critical commentary. By adopting an interdisciplinary approach and emphasising the role of law in its broader social and political context, it will be an invaluable tool for the student coming to regulation for the first time. This clearly structured, academically rigorous title, with a contextualised perspective, is essential reading for all students of the subject.
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An Introduction to the Law on Financial Investment

Author: Iain MacNeil

Publisher: Hart Publishing

ISBN: 1841134783

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 359

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This book provides a wide-ranging overview of the law and regulatory rules applicable to investment in financial instruments. Part 1 introduces the basic principles and structure of the law relating to financial investment. It explains the legal nature of financial instruments, the rationale for regulation and the history and development of the system of regulation in the United Kingdom. It includes an analysis of the main principles and regulatory techniques introduced by the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. Part 2 examines investments and investors. It explains the legal nature and structure of the main forms of financial investment and examines the legal principles and regulatory rules that are relevant to institutional investment and private investors. Part 3 deals with finance and governance. In essence this part aims to explain the legal mechanisms through which investors supply money to companies seeking investment and the governance techniques that have been developed to allow investors to monitor investments and hold company directors accountable for their actions. Part 4 discusses how markets and market participants operate and are regulated. It examines the nature of financial markets, their regulation and the legal rules that promote 'clean' markets. There is also discussion of the role and regulation of the different types of participants who deal in the markets.
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An Introduction to Air Law

Author: Isabella Henrietta Philepina Diederiks-Verschoor,M. A. Butler (legal adviser.)

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9041124586

Category: Law

Page: 345

View: 2005

An Introduction to Air Law has proven itself a comprehensive and up-to-date view of all the main components making up this interesting and topical branch of international law. Coverage includes such aspects as liability of the carrier, insurance, product liability, sovereignty in airspace, aviation personnel, organizations and conventions, automation, liability for damage, search and rescue operations, and criminal offenses such as hijacking.
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An Introduction to the Law on Financial Investment

Author: Iain G MacNeil

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847318746

Category: Law

Page: 542

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Since the publication of the first edition of this book in 2005, the world of financial investment has experienced an unprecedented boom followed by a spectacular bust. Significant changes have been proposed and in some cases implemented in areas such as the structure of regulation, the organisation of markets, supervision of market participants and the protection of consumers. The second edition takes account of these developments, integrating them into an analytical framework that enables the reader to develop a critical overview of the role of general legal rules and specialised systems of regulation in financial investment. The framework focuses on the role of contract, trusts and regulation as the primary legal influences for financial investment. The first part explores the relationship between investment, law and regulation. The second part examines the nature of investments and investors, both professional and private. The third part discusses the central role of corporate finance and corporate governance in linking investors with enterprises that require external capital. The fourth part examines the nature, operation and regulation of markets and the participants that support the functioning of the markets. The objective remains to provide a broadly-based and critical account of the role of law in financial investment. "MacNeil's eloquent and informative distillation of the regulatory fundamentals of investment law gives his book much international relevance...a timely contribution to help readers decipher the seemingly inextricable maze of financial regulation...Practitioners and legal policy advisers will..welcome it. They should find enlightening the book's careful scrutiny of the trust and contractual foundations of investment law and practice." Benjamin J Richardson Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation, Vol 22 Issue 1, 2007 ...a fascinating and informative book...thoroughly recommended as a learned but at the same time very readable introduction to the law of financial investment Gerard McCormack Banking and Finance Law Review, Volume 21 No 2, June 2006 ...very informative tool that introduces in a very friendly and accessible manner the nearly inextricable world of financial investment laws. Fadi Moghaizel International Company and Commercial Law Review, Vol. 17 No 2, February 2006
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An Introduction to the Legal System of the United States

Author: Edward Allan Farnsworth,Steve Sheppard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0199733104

Category: Law

Page: 227

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An excellent introduction or refresher in the United States legal system for all,especially students and foreign audiences.
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Modern Economic Regulation

An Introduction to Theory and Practice

Author: Christopher Decker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139992139

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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Drawing from the most recent work on economic regulation, this book introduces readers to the main principles and examines how economic regulation is applied in four key public utility industries - electricity, gas, water and telecommunications. Written for students and practitioners with little prior knowledge of economic regulation, this is an accessible, non-technical entry point to the subject area, exploring the fundamental questions: Why do we regulate? What are alternatives to regulation? Which institutions are involved in regulation? What have been the impacts of regulation? Readers will gain a clear understanding of the basic principles that apply to all regulated sectors, as well as the regulatory choices that reflect the specific economic and physical characteristics of different industries. Case studies demonstrate connections between regulatory theory and practice, and extensive references provide readers with resources for more in-depth study.
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An introduction to law and social theory

Author: Reza Banakar,Max Travers

Publisher: Hart Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 367

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Although most law schools recognise the value of introducing students to a broader sociological perspective on law, this usually falls short of a full engagement with sociology as an academic discipline. This book introduces a wide range of sociological traditions, and how they can be used in investigating law and legal institutions. The book is organised into six sections, each with an introduction by the editors, on classical sociology of law, structural functionalism and systems theory, critical approaches, interpretive approaches, postmodernism, and pluralism and globalisation, and a conclusion that discusses the relationship between law and sociology. Each of the chapters is written by a specialist who reviews the literature, and discusses how the approach can be used in researching different topics. CONTENTS: Introduction (Reza Banakar and Max Travers) 1. CLASSICAL SOCIOLOGY AND LAW: The Problematization of Law in Classical Social Theory (Alan Hunt); Sociological Jurisprudence (Reza Banakar) 2. STRUCTURAL FUNCTIONALISM AND SYSTEMS THEORY: The Thick Description of Law: An Introduction to Niklas Luhmann's Theory (Klaus A. Ziegert); Jurgen Habermas and the Sociology of Law (Bo Carlsson) 3. CRITICAL APPROACHES: Marxism and the Social Theory of Law (Robert Fine); Sharing the Paradigms? CLS and the Sociology of Law (Jiri Priban), Feminist Legal Theory (Ruth Fletcher); A Race and Gendered Organisational Logic in Law Firms (Jennifer Pierce); Putting Gender and Sexuality on the Agenda (Nico J Beger); The Power of the Legal Field (Mikael R. Madsen and Yves Dezalay) 4. INTERPRETIVE APPROACHES: Symbolic Interactionism and Law (Max Travers); Ethnomethodology and Law (Robert Dingwall) 5. POSTMODERNISM: Foucault and Law (Gary Wickham); Postmodernism and Common Law (Shaun McVeigh) 6. LEGAL PLURALISM (Anne Griffiths); Globalistion and Law (John Flood); Comparative Sociology of Law (David Nelken) CONCLUSIONS: Law and Sociology (Reza Banakar and Max Travers).
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An Introduction to Competition Law

Author: Pieter J. Slot,Angus Charles Johnston

Publisher: Hart Publishing

ISBN: 1841134457

Category: Law

Page: 367

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Competition law is a subject of central importance. Reports in the press concerning the subject appear almost daily. An accessible introduction to this legal field is thus indispensable for students and practitioners alike. This book is intended to serve as a first acquaintance with competition law. It is written in particular for students who intend to study a foundation course in competition law. The current competition law in the UK consists of two main levels: EC competition law and UK competition law. In this introduction both levels are covered, along with an abbreviated introduction to the EC rules on state aids. An important function of this book is to provide an insight into the combined system of UK and EC competition law. This means that, in spite of the introductory character of the book, a large number of topics needs to be discussed. Without coverage of the basic principles of competition law, the system and its workings are impossible both to understand and explain.
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An Introduction to U.S. Telecommunications Law

Author: Charles H. Kennedy

Publisher: Artech House

ISBN: 9780890063804

Category: Law

Page: 374

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This completely revised and updated edition includes a comprehensive look at the Telecommunications Act of 1996, its sweeping reforms, and the short-term increase in TC regulation complexity resulting from its passage. An Introduction to U.S. Telecommunications Law, Second Edition is a concise, jargon-free reference describing how electronic media and telecommunications companies are required to price their services, interconnect with customers and other service providers, and respond to competition.
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An Introduction to Law and Economics

Author: A. Mitchell Polinsky

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law and Business

ISBN: 9780735584488

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 195

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This compact paperback, distinguished by its brevity and clarity, studies a limited number of topics in the economic analysis of the law in order to help students learn how to approach legal rules like an economist. Among the many attributes of this venerable course book: Presents a good basic knowledge of economic principles and issues pertaining to the law. Uses a normative approach that shows students how to assess legal rules and policies in terms of economic and social goals. Focuses on a set of core topics, including property, contracts, torts, criminal law, and litigation. Offers clear explanations in accessible terms without using specialized jargon, math, or graphs. Shows students how to think like an economist and understand legal issues from an economic perspective. New to the Fourth Edition: Updated and refined throughout. The chapter on probability rules has been expanded. A new chapter that discusses the liability system versus the regulatory system. The bibliography has been completely updated. A short appendix with a sample syllabus that could be used as a basis for teaching the course or for a student to follow for additional readings. An Introduction to Law and Economics, Fourth Edition, continues to offer students succinct, clear explanations of the economic analysis of law and the legal system.
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Wetlands

An Introduction to Ecology, the Law, and Permitting

Author: Theda Braddock,Lisa Berntsen

Publisher: Government Institutes

ISBN: 1591919681

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 146

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This new edition explains what wetlands are and how they fit into our complex environmental systems. It incorporates recent court cases and regulations, discusses the functions and values of wetlands, and details the scientific classification of wetlands.
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The Elements of Private Investigation

An Introduction to the Law, Techniques, and Procedures

Author: Anthony Manley

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439857288

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

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In today’s increasingly litigious society, the threat of a private investigator (PI) being hit with a civil lawsuit or even criminal charges is very real. Keeping up with the multitude of laws that impact what investigators can and can’t do—can be daunting—but could prove very costly if ignored. Emphasizing legal and liability issues, The Elements of Private Investigation: An Introduction to the Law, Techniques, and Procedures provides a comprehensive introduction to the professional requirements, investigative techniques, and legal responsibilities of the modern investigator. It supplies private and corporate security professionals with best-practice investigative techniques, highlights the risks that investigators are likely to encounter, and details what PIs can and can’t do in the eyes of the law. In addition, the book: Details the restrictions placed on PIs as private citizens Reviews the qualifications, licensing requirements, and code of ethics Includes procedural checklists, sample forms, and a list of popular online resources Providing quick and easy reference to the latest laws and regulations that affect the profession, the time-tested logic offered in this book will help ensure that the evidence you collect will be admissible in court and that the methods you use won’t land you on the wrong side of a civil or criminal case.
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An Introduction to International Refugee Law

Author: M. Rafiqul Islam,Md. Jahid Hossain Bhuiyan

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004226168

Category: Law

Page: 448

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This book provides an overview of the development and substance of existing international refugee law with a view to reveal its gaps, caveats, and inadequacies that militate against the establishment of an effective legal regime to address mounting global refugee crises. The book pursues a reformist agenda towards affording legal coverage to all refugees generated by any genuinely involuntary grounds.
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An Introduction to International Criminal Law and Procedure

Author: Robert Cryer,Hakan Friman,Darryl Robinson,Elizabeth Wilmshurst

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113948785X

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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This market-leading textbook gives an authoritative account of international criminal law, and focuses on what the student needs to know - the crimes that are dealt with by international courts and tribunals as well as the procedures that police the investigation and prosecution of those crimes. The reader is guided through controversies with an accessible, yet sophisticated approach by the author team of four international lawyers, with experience both of teaching the subject, and as negotiators at the foundation of the International Criminal Court and the Rome conference. It is an invaluable introduction for all students of international criminal law and international relations, and now covers developments in the ICC, victims' rights, and alternatives to international criminal justice, as well as including extended coverage of terrorism. Short, well chosen excerpts allow students to familiarise themselves with primary material from a wide range of sources. An extensive package of online resources is also available.
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German Public Takeover Law

Bilingual Edition with an Introduction to the Law

Author: Thomas Stohlmeier

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789041125125

Category: Law

Page: 640

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Since it was enacted early in 2002, the German Securities Acquisition and Takeover Act has proven to be a well functioning body of law for public takeovers. With ample opportunity to work with the rules, all parties offerors, target company directors and managers, regulators, and courts have established a firm basis for proceeding confidently with public mergers and acquisitions and public-to-private transactions in Germany. This shift from the uncertain business environment in which the first edition of this book appeared in 2002 calls for an update. This new edition takes into account all the regulatory and judicial clarifications that have emerged during the intervening years, as well as the 2006 amendments that make use of the option not to apply the restrictive European model concerning defensive measures of target companies against public takeover attempts. Among the features of the Act (and the legal framework it represents) considered here are the following: the European passport for public offers; squeeze-out options for offerors; sell-out option for shareholders of target companies; the role of the regulator (BaFin); and restructuring measures after a successful offer. A substantial portion of the book is taken up with texts of the relevant German laws and regulations, synoptically arranged in both German and English. In particular it contains the complete Securities Acquisition and Takeover Act and all of its related regulations, together with substantial portions of the Stock Corporation Act and many other statutory materials that are relevant in public takeover and public-to-private transactions. The German Public Takeover Law, Second Edition, will greatly assist strategic and financial investors, their investment bankers, lawyers and other advisors in international and cross-border business to better understand what their German lawyers are advising them, as it facilitates communication between different legal cultures. The book is also an excellent guide to the current and future characteristics of the law governing German equity markets.
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An Introduction to Health and Safety Law

A Student Reference

Author: David Branson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131767460X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 212

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An Introduction to Health and Safety Law provides a clear, concise overview of health and safety law in the United Kingdom. With reference to the European Union, this book discusses criminal and civil liability at length to provide a clear understanding of this area of law which has been subject to change over the 20 years. Key case studies and statistical information on prosecutions, fines and enforcement notices help to contextualise health and safety law to provide students and professionals with a full understanding of health and safety law in the UK. This book includes chapters on: the legal framework criminal liability enforcement of criminal liability civil liability civil remedy subordinate legislation. This book is an essential reference for students studying towards NEBOSH qualifications and students studying at university level. It provides a comprehensive understanding of UK health and safety law and will be a useful reference when entering the professional field.
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Employment Law

An Introduction

Author: Stephen Taylor,Astra Emir

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198705395

Category: Law

Page: 635

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Employment Law 4e is the most complete and accessible introduction to the subject, suitable for students from a variety of backgrounds including HRM and business management. The expert author team combine a wealth of knowledge in teaching, examining, and practising employment law to ensure the reader has a firm understanding of legal principles, in both an academic and professional context. Case exhibits in every chapter illustrate employment law in action, whilst activities test the reader's understanding of the law and its application in the real-world. Together, they enable students to effectively develop their knowledge of current legislation and maximize their learning. In addition, a dedicated chapter on preparing and presenting a case gives the reader a unique opportunity to demonstrate their understanding using a fictional scenario, through which they can gain a greater insight into the challenges faced by those required to prepare and deliver a case before an employment tribunal. As a result, Employment Law 4e is an essential textbook for students seeking to develop their academic and professional skills, as well as foster their understanding of a subject that directly affects business managers and their employees. Online Resource Centre This book is supported by an integrated Online Resource Centre. For students: - Test your understanding and receive instant feedback with our range of multiple choice questions. - Source relevant and reliable further reading using our publications briefing resource. - Keep informed of changes to the law with our regular updates from the authors. For registered lecturers: - Access additional case studies and questions to support your teaching.
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Law and the Technologies of the Twenty-First Century

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Author: Roger Brownsword,Morag Goodwin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521186242

Category: Law

Page: 469

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A clear and comprehensive introduction for students studying key regulatory challenges posed by technologies in the twenty-first century. Co-authored by a leading scholar in the field with a new scholar to the area, it combines comprehensive knowledge with a fresh perspective. Essential reading for students of law and technology.
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The Economic Analysis of Environmental Policy and Law

An Introduction

Author: Michael Faure,Göran Skogh

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781845422929

Category: Science

Page: 354

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'This volume would make an excellent textbook for students of both introductory environmental economics and introductory environmental law. the examples of real world legal problems and environmental policies provide the student with the context within which the basic principles of microeconomics come alive. the scope of economic topics covered is broad and impressive, ranging from the notion of marginal cost to the idea of limits to growth. the authors have created a framework within which it is possible for both law students and economics students to learn from each other's disciplines. A truly remarkable achievement.' - Timothy M. Swanson, University College London, UK Although many books focus on law and economics, and environmental economics, this is one of the first to combine the two topics in a fully integrated and comprehensive manner. the authors successfully bridge the gap between the disciplines of environmental law and traditional economics in a lucid and highly accessible style.
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