An Introduction to Law and Regulation

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Author: Bronwen Morgan,Karen Yeung

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139461362

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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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 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 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

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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 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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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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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 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 Property Theory

Author: Gregory S. Alexander,Eduardo M. Peñalver

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107375371

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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This book surveys the leading modern theories of property - Lockean, libertarian, utilitarian/law-and-economics, personhood, Kantian and human flourishing - and then applies those theories to concrete contexts in which property issues have been especially controversial. These include redistribution, the right to exclude, regulatory takings, eminent domain and intellectual property. The book highlights the Aristotelian human flourishing theory of property, providing the most comprehensive and accessible introduction to that theory to date. The book's goal is neither to cover every conceivable theory nor to discuss every possible facet of the theories covered. Instead, it aims to make the major property theories comprehensible to beginners, without sacrificing accuracy or sophistication. The book will be of particular interest to students seeking an accessible introduction to contemporary theories of property, but even specialists will benefit from the book's lucid descriptions of contemporary debates.
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The Law of Unmanned Aircraft Systems

An Introduction to the Current and Future Regulation Under National, Regional and International Law

Author: Benjamyn I. Scott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789041161260

Category:

Page: 440

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Aviation Law and Policy Series Volume 11 The Law of Unmanned Aircraft Systems. An Introduction to the Current and Future Regulation under National, Regional and International Lawand is a collection of expert essays that provides a comprehensive overview of the areas of air law relevant to Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). The acceleration in the development and use of UAS across the world has rapidly spawned a patchwork of regulatory initiatives in the field. It is with the purpose of synthesizing and clarifying this diverse body of international, regional, and national law and– and of indicating trends and areas of concern and– that this extraordinary collection has been compiled. The authors, working in many different parts of the world, are all in some way affiliated with the International Institute of Air and Space Law at Leiden University as alumni, faculty members or students. Whatand’s in this book: With details of developments affecting countries in every continent, including Antarctica, the authors delve into the ways in which regulation of UAS is affected by aviation law elements such as the following: insurance; criminal and civil liability; role of international and supranational agencies and– International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), European Union (EU), European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Association of Southeast Nations (ASEAN); privacy and cyber security; and civil UAS markets. The book is divided into sections, and further into chapters, enabling the reader to explore each topic in greater depth. The first section of the book examines specific issues in air law facing regulators within the area of UAS. The second section explores different elements of European attempts at regulating UAS. Following detailed investigations of international and regional developments, the third section of the book covers a cross-section of national laws (Antarctica, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Cyprus, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, The Netherlands, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovenia, South Africa, Suriname, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, Turkey, United Kingdom, and United States). The authorsand’ approach throughout the book is introductory, allowing those unfamiliar with this field to gain valuable insight into this fascinating and dynamic area, whilst also being critical and focused, so that those more involved in the legal dimension of aviation law can also further their knowledge. How will this help you: Without a doubt, this work both enriches the legal literature already available and encourages stakeholders in this burgeoning field of aviation law to further examine and challenge developments and trends in regulation and in practice. The information provided is the most current, ensuring that the reader has the most up-to-date commentary on the subject. Furthermore, the authors are sourced, inter alia, from law firms, universities and regulators, and are based across six continents, giving the book a broad multi-faceted perspective. Lawyers, law firms, academics, governments (together with relevant governmental and non-governmental agencies), and strategic planners in the UAS industry will all welcome this groundbreaking resource. and and
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An Introduction to European Law

Author: Robert Schütze

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107111811

Category: Law

Page: 380

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Written with exceptional clarity, simplicity and precision, this short textbook provides a classic introduction to European law. Using a clear structural framework, it guides students through the subject's core elements and key issues, from the creation and enforcement of European law to the workings of the internal market. Chapters are enriched with figures and tables to clarify difficult topics and illustrate relationships and processes, ensuring that students understand even the most complex of concepts. The second edition has been updated throughout and includes an entirely new chapter on the internal market for goods. Two new practical appendices offer suggestions for further reading and guide readers through the process of finding and reading EU Court judgments. A companion website features full 'Lisbonised' versions of the cases cited in the text, links to EU legislation, downloadable figures and textbook updates.
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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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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 the Law of Business Organizations

Cases, Notes, and Questions

Author: Stephen B. Presser

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 506

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Thomson Reuters created this publication to provide you with accurate and authoritative information concerning the subject matter covered. However, this publication was not necessarily prepared by persons licensed to practice law in a particular jurisdiction. Thomson Reuters does not render legal or other professional advice, and this publication is not a substitute for the advice of an attorney. If you require legal or other expert advice, you should seek the services of a competent attorney or other professional.
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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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Religion and Law

An Introduction

Author: Peter W. Edge

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754630487

Category: Law

Page: 160

View: 1897

Discussion of the way in which law engages with religious difference often takes place within the context of a single jurisdiction. Religion and Law: An Introduction, presents a comprehensive text for students, drawing on examples from across key Anglophone jurisdictions - the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and South Africa, as well as international law, to explore a broad range of issues. Aimed at a non-legal readership, this book introduces the use of legal sources and focuses on factual situations as much as legal doctrine. Key issues arising from interaction of the religious individual and the State are discussed, as well as the religious organisation or community and the State. The interaction is explored through case studies of areas as diverse as the legal regulation of religious drug use, sacred spaces and sacred places, and claims of clergy misconduct.
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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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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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The Journalist's Guide to Media Law

Dealing with Legal and Ethical Issues

Author: Mark Pearson

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781865089140

Category: Law

Page: 380

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An introduction to media law from a journalist's perspective is offered in this fully revised and updated practical guide. A comprehensive overview of the aspects of law that relate to a journalist's work is provided, including defamation, contempt, confidentiality, privacy, trespassing, copyright, and ethical regulation. Tips, summaries, and a flow chart to defamation law make it a handy reference for professionals and an essential text for students.
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The Foundations of European Union Law

An Introduction to the Constitutional and Administrative Law of the European Union

Author: Trevor C. Hartley

Publisher: Oxford University Press (UK)

ISBN: 0199681457

Category: Law

Page: 503

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The Foundations of European Union Law provides an impressively clear and easily understood account of the constitutional and administrative law of the EU. Hartley examines the institutions, of the EU (including European Court and the Court of the First Instance), the Union legal system and the major constitutional issues before moving on to the area of administrative law and remedies. This new edition contains full coverage of the European financial crisis and the accession of Croatia to the European Union.The Foundations of European Union Law is renowned as a highly reliable and authoritative text valued by students and practitioners alike.
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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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