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Freedom of Speech and Society:

A Social Approach to Freedom of Expression
Harry Melkonian
ISBN: 9781604978209

This book presents arguments that freedom of expression in the twenty-first century can be approached as a social phenomenon through the application of sociological theory. Existing approaches are either confined to political communication or focus on individual wellbeing. In this book, sociological arguments for freedom of expression are derived from both Emile Durkheim’s classical social theory and the contemporary theories of Jurgen Habermas. Application of these theories demonstrates that freedom of speech is essential from a societal point of view. Read More..

Defamation, Libel Tourism and the Speech Act of 2010:

The First Amendment Colliding with the Common Law
Harry Melkonian
ISBN: 9781604977264

"As Harry Melkonian points out in his highly readable book, the SPEECH Act can fairly be described as a prompt legislative response to a non-existent problem ... this book is a significant contribution to the comparative literature on the principles of defamation law applicable in the English speaking world ... [and] a valuable and accessible primer on the principal decisions and trends in American and English defamation law and a plea to American courts, when considering whether to recognise and enforce foreign defamation judgments, to look to comity rather than jingoism." - Media & Arts Law Review Read More..

The Necessary Evil of Preventive Detention in the War on Terror:

A Plan for a More Moderate and Sustainable Solution
Stephanie Cooper Blum
ISBN: 9781604975666

"Compelling and informative. If preventive detention is to be employed it must surely be done within the law and subject to open accountability. The criteria must be clear and the procedures must assure fairness. This book sets out a balanced and moderate proposal that is worthy of serious consideration." - Prof. Alan M. Dershowitz, Harvard University and author of Preemption: A Knife That Cuts Both Ways Read More..

The FCC and the Politics of Cable TV Regulation, 1952-1980:

Organizational Learning and Policy Development
Michael Zarkin
ISBN: 9781604977226

While other studies have examined the history of cable television regulation, none has fully explained why the FCC struggled to develop regulations during its formative years. In this study, Michael Zarkin helps fill this gap by providing such an explanation through an application of organizational learning theory. This book will be of interest to scholars who study regulatory agencies, the policy process, and communications law and policy. Read More..

Erotophonophilia:

Investigating Lust Murder
Janet McClellan
ISBN: 9781604976953

This book examines the effectiveness and efficiency of the typologies of lust murder (erotophonophilia) advocated by contemporary researchers, specifically, Godwin, Holmes and Holmes; Keppel and Walter; Kocsis, Cooksey, and Irwin. It is an important book for all students in criminal justice undergraduate and graduate programs, and it is of equally significant interest for law enforcement investigators. Read More..

Lawyers in Modern China

Richard Komaiko and Beibei Que
ISBN: 9781604976489

"This book will be of great value to those seeking to understand how and why China’s lawyers have come to their current position, while also providing clues as to how things may develop in the future." - Prof. Tom Ginsburg, University of Chicago Read More..

Andragogical Instruction for Effective Police Training

Robert F. Vodde
ISBN: 9781604976083

This groundbreaking book details a two-year study that examined and compared the efficacy of an andragogical instructional methodology to that of a traditional, pedagogical, militaristic format of basic police training. Read More..

Counterterrorism and the Comparative Law of Investigative Detention

Dan Stigall
ISBN: 9781604976182

This book is the first focused look at the concept of investigative detention and counterterrorism, and is the first to analyze in detail the comparative law of investigative detention in the United States, the United Kingdom, and France. It is an important book for all those who study comparative law, national security, and counterterrorism, and for policymakers and those seeking solutions to complex problems involving detention of terrorist suspects. Read More..

Law and Politics in Modern China:

Under the Law, the Law, and Above the Law
Sharron Gu
ISBN: 9781604976045

This book presents an original interdisciplinary study of Chinese law, its language, and political institution by Sharron Gu, who worked for the Chinese government for several years. It is an important book for those interested in Chinese history, culture, law, and politics. Read More..

Domestic Violence Law Reform and Women’s Experience in Court:

The Implementation of Feminist Reforms in Civil Proceedings
Rosemary Hunter
ISBN: 9781604975758

This study investigates the ways in which women’s experiences of domestic violence are heard and understood in civil court settings, and examines women’s experiences of telling their stories (or at least attempting to do so) in those settings. Read More..

 

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