Rights Talk

The Impoverishment of Political Discourse

Author: Mary Ann Glendon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439108684

Category: Political Science

Page: 236

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Political speech in the United States is undergoing a crisis. Glendon's acclaimed book traces the evolution of the strident language of rights in America and shows how it has captured the nation's devotion to individualism and liberty, but omitted the American traditions of hospitality and care for the community.
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Abortion and Divorce in Western Law

Author: Mary Ann Glendon

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674001619

Category: Law

Page: 197

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Compares U.S. laws on divorce and abortion with those in twenty Western nations and suggests improvements to current American practices
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A Nation Under Lawyers

How the Crisis in the Legal Profession is Transforming American Society

Author: Mary Ann Glendon

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674601383

Category: Law

Page: 331

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Mary Ann Glendon's A Nation Under Lawyers is a guided tour through the maze of the late-twentieth-century legal world. Glendon depicts the legal profession as a system in turbulence, where a variety of beliefs and ideals are vying for dominance.
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Traditions in Turmoil

Author: Mary Ann Glendon

Publisher: Sapientia Press

ISBN: 9781932589245

Category: Religion

Page: 471

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Mary Ann Glendon is the Learned Hand Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. She is the President of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences and led the Holy See's Delegation to the Fourth World Conference on Women. A brilliant legal theorist and the author of numerous books, here she sets forth her key insights on a range of the most pressing topcis facing human societies today.
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The Forum and the Tower

How Scholars and Politicians Have Imagined the World, from Plato to Eleanor Roosevelt

Author: Mary Ann Glendon

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0199782458

Category: History

Page: 261

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The relationship between politics and the academy has been fraught with tension and regret - and the occasional brilliant success - since Plato himself. This book examines thinkers who have collaborated with leaders, from ancient Syracuse to the modern White House, in a series of brisk portraits that explore the meeting of theory and reality.
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The Status of Law in World Society

Meditations on the Role and Rule of Law

Author: Friedrich Kratochwil

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110703728X

Category: Law

Page: 328

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Friedrich Kratochwil's book explores the role of law in the international arena and the key discourses surrounding it. It explains the increased importance of law for politics, from law-fare to the judicialization of politics, to human rights, and why traditional expectations of progress through law have led to disappointment. Providing an overview of the debates in legal theory, philosophy, international law and international organizations, Kratochwil reflects on the need to break down disciplinary boundaries and address important issues in both international relations and international law, including deformalization, fragmentation, the role of legal pluralism, the emergence of autonomous autopoietic systems and the appearance of non-territorial forms of empire. He argues that the pretensions of a positivist theory in social science and of positivism in law are inappropriate for understanding practical problems and formulates an approach for the analysis of praxis based on constructivism and pragmatism.
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The Transformation of Family Law

State, Law, and Family in the United States and Western Europe

Author: Mary Ann Glendon

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226299709

Category: Law

Page: 336

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Mary Ann Glendon offers a comparative and historical analysis of rapid and profound changes in the legal system beginning in the 1960s in England, France, West Germany, Sweden, and the United States, while bringing new and insightful interpretation and critical thought to bear on the explosion of legislation in the last decade. "Glendon is generally acknowledged to be the premier comparative law scholar in the area of family law. This volume, which offers an analytical survey of the changes in family law over the past twenty-five years, will burnish that reputation. Essential reading for anyone interested in evaluating the major changes that occurred in the law of the family. . . . [And] of serious interest to those in the social sciences as well."—James B. Boskey, Law Books in Review "Poses important questions and supplies rich detail."—Barbara Bennett Woodhouse, Texas Law Review "An impressive scholarly documentation of the legal changes that comprise the development of a conjugally-centered family system."—Debra Friedman, Contemporary Sociology "She has painted a portrait of the family in which we recognize not only ourselves but also unremembered ideological forefathers. . . . It sends our thoughts out into unexpected adventures."—Inga Markovits, Michigan Law Review
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Church, State, and Society

An Introduction to Catholic Social Doctrine

Author: J. Brian Benestad

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 0813218012

Category: Philosophy

Page: 500

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The book is divided into four parts. The first treats key themes of social life: the dignity of the human person, human rights, natural law, and the common good. Part two focuses on the three principal mediating institutions of civil society: the family, the Church, and the Catholic university. Part three considers the economy, work, poverty, immigration, and the environment, while part four focuses on the international community and just war principles. The conclusion discusses tension between CSD and liberal democracy. --Book Jacket.
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Get Your Hands Dirty

Essays on Christian Social Thought (and Action)

Author: Jordan J. Ballor

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621898164

Category: Religion

Page: 238

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This volume brings together a decade of reflection at the intersection of culture, economics, and theology. Addressing topics ranging from the family to work, politics, and the church, Jordan J. Ballor shows how the Christian faith calls us to get involved deeply and meaningfully in the messiness of the world. Drawing upon theologians and thinkers from across the great scope of the Christian tradition, including Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, Martin Luther, Abraham Kuyper, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and engaging a variety of current figures and cultural phenomena, these essays connect the timeless insights of the Christian faith to the pressing challenges of contemporary life.
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Governing from the Bench

The Supreme Court of Canada and the Judicial Role

Author: Emmett Macfarlane

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 077482350X

Category: Law

Page: 241

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"As Canada's final court of appeal, the Supreme Court is a crucial component of the country's legal system. Yet, for much of its almost 140-year history, the highest court in the land dwelled in relative obscurity. More than thirty years since the advent of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which transformed the court's function and thrust its work into the national spotlight, many of us are still in the dark about the Supreme Court's role--in part because there has been relatively little empirical investigation into how the institution works. In Governing from the Bench, Emmett Macfarlane draws on interviews with current and former justices, law clerks, and other staff members of the court to shed light on the institution's internal environment and decision-making processes. He explores the complex role of the Supreme Court as an institution; exposes the rules, conventions, and norms that shape and constrain its justices' behaviour; and situates the court in its broader governmental and societal context, as it relates to the elected branches of government, the media, and the public. At once enlightening and engaging, Governing from the Bench is a much-needed and comprehensive exploration of an institution that touches the lives of all Canadians"--Provided by publisher.
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