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.

Quellen des Selbst

die Entstehung der neuzeitlichen Identität

Author: Charles Taylor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518288337

Category: Civilization, Modern

Page: 911

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Quellen des Selbst bietet eine Geschichte der neuzeitlichen Identität. Mit diesem Ausdruck meint Taylor die Gesamtheit der (weitgehend unformulierten) Auffassungen dessen, was es heißt, ein handelndes menschliches Wesen zu sein - was die im neuzeitlichen Abendland beheimateten Empfindungen der Innerlichkeit, der Freiheit, der Individualität und des Eingebettetseins in die Natur bedeuten. Darüber hinaus zeigt er, wie die Ideale und Verbote dieser Identitätsvorstellung - also was sie hervortreten läßt und was sie in den Schatten rückt - unser philosophisches Denken, unsere Erkenntnistheorie und unsere Sprachphilosophie prägen, ohne daß uns das meistens zum Bewußtsein käme. Schließlich soll diese Darstellung unseres Identitätsbegriffs einem erneuerten Verständnis der Neuzeit als Ausgangspunkt dienen.

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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Offering a guided tour through the maze of the late-twentieth-century legal world, in which even lawyers themselves can lose their bearings, Glendon depicts the legal profession as a system in turbulence, where a variety of beliefs and ideals are vying for dominance. "Glendon's analysis has historical depth and ideologial subtlety".--Publishers Weekly. 8 illustrations.

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

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

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.

The Status of Law in World Society

Meditations on the Role and Rule of Law

Author: Friedrich Kratochwil

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139867814

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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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.

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.

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.

Citizens and Citoyens

Republicans and Liberals in America and France

Author: Mark Hulliung,Professor of History Mark Hulliung

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674009271

Category: History

Page: 250

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In a tour de force of comparative intellectual history, Mark Hulliung sharply challenges conventional wisdom about the political nature of the "sister republics," America and France. Hulliung argues that the standard American account of a continuous Jacobin republican tradition--"illiberal to the core"--is fatally misleading. In reality it was the nineteenth-century French liberals who undermined the cause of liberalism, and it was French republicans who eventually saved liberal ideals. And comparison with France provides compelling evidence that the American republic was from the beginning both liberal and republican; Americans have been engaged in the "right debate, wrong country." Antiliberal intellectuals--New Leftists, neoconservatives, and communitarians alike--have disfigured much of the "republican" scholarship by falsely conjuring up a history of the United States wherein rooted and moral republicans once held sway where today we encounter uprooted and amoral liberals. Lively, stimulating, and sure to be controversial, Citizens and Citoyens is a valuable contribution to the political culture debate.

Comparative Legal Traditions in a Nutshell

Author: Mary Ann Glendon,Colin Picker,Paolo Carozza

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314285607

Category:

Page: N.A

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This nutshell offers a general introduction to comparative law that includes both an overview of the methods of comparative law as well as of the two most widespread legal traditions in the world: civil (or Romano-Germanic) law and common law. For both legal traditions, this expert discussion covers their history; legal structures, including constitutional systems, courts, and judicial review; the roles of central legal actors, including lawyers, judges, and scholars; an overview of civil and criminal procedure; the principal sources of law and divisions of substantive law; and the judicial process. Throughout, the discussion also includes references to the place and the importance of supranational law and institutions and their impact on the civil law and common law traditions in Europe.

Europas muslimische Eliten

Wer sie sind und was sie wollen

Author: Jytte Klausen

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593402378

Category: Political Science

Page: 306

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Terroristen und Schläfer, Zwangsehen und Ehrenmorde beherrschen die Schlagzeilen – immer wieder ist von Parallelgesellschaften die Rede. Doch die große Mehrheit der in Europa lebenden Muslime hat mit diesem Bild nichts gemein. Ihre führenden Vertreter kommen in diesem Buch zu Wort.

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.

The Essential Civil Society Reader

Classic Essays in the American Civil Society Debate

Author: Don E. Eberly

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847697199

Category: Political Science

Page: 414

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In The Civil Society Reader Don Eberly presents the classic writings of the leading scholars and organizers who have brought the civil society debate to the forefront of American politics.

Law, Legal Culture and Politics in the Twenty First Century

Author: Guenther Doeker-Mach,Klaus A. Ziegert

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag

ISBN: 9783515083171

Category: Philosophy

Page: 527

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This is a collection of essays on general and specific topics of comparative private and comparative public law by distinguished legal scholars from every part of the world in honour to the work of Alice Ehr-Soon Tay. The essays demonstrate the changing approach to common law in legal culture and present a body of texts on comparative law problems arching from Asia to Europe to Australia. The volume furthermore indicates that there is no area where comparative law has proved more dominant and useful than in regard to human rights and comparative constitutional analysis. Finally, this book is an outstanding cross-cultural contribution to comparative private law and comparative constitutional law in terms of understanding legal culture and law. It will be invaluable to all those who practise, teach or judge law. Articles by Kim Santow, Saul Fridman, W. M. C. Gummow, J. A. Jolowicz, Hiroshi Matsuo, Ivan Shearer, Christopher Birch, Tom Campbell, Roland Drago, Jennifer Hill, Michael Kirby, Karin Lemercier, Aleksander Peczenik, Robert S. Summers, Albert H.Y. Chen, Jianfu Chen, Edward McWhinney, Eric Smithburn, Klaus A. Ziegert, Margaret Allars, Han Depei, Guenther Doeker-Mach, Hoang Van Hao, Tommy Koh, Adam Lopatka, Gabriel A. Moens, Cao Duc Thai, Wang Gungwu, Peter Wesley-Smith, Murray Gleeson, Julia Horne List of Publications of Alice Erh-Soon-Tay .

Jenseits der Menschenrechte

Die Rechtsstellung des Individuums im Völkerrecht

Author: Anne Peters

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161527494

Category: Law

Page: 559

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Grundthese des Buches ist, dass ein Paradigmenwechsel stattgefunden hat, der den Menschen zum primaren Volkerrechtssubjekt macht. Diese These wird vor dem Hintergrund der Ideengeschichte und Dogmatik der Volkerrechtspersonlichkeit des Menschen entfaltet und auf die Rechtspraxis in zahlreichen Teilrechtsgebieten, angefangen vom Recht der internationalen Verantwortung uber das Recht des bewaffneten Konflikts, das Recht der Katastrophenhilfe, das internationale Strafrecht, das internationale Umweltrecht, das Konsularrecht und das Recht des diplomatischen Schutzes, das internationale Arbeitsrecht, das Fluchtlingsrecht bis hin zum internationalen Investitionsschutzrecht gestutzt. Der neue Volkerrechtsstatus des Menschen wird mit dem Begriff des subjektiven internationalen Rechts auf den Punkt gebracht.

Law and Legal Culture in Comparative Perspective

Author: Günther Doeker-Mach,Klaus A. Ziegert

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag

ISBN: 9783515085601

Category: Philosophy

Page: 444

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Comparative legal studies are at last commanding the thoughts of contemporary jurists� Alice ES Tay. Drawing on an impressive ancestry in comparative law, the 22 contributions in this volume by authors from Asia, Australia and Europe go further in their complex conception of law and culture. They look at the new principles and concepts of a transnational, global law in new, multiple contexts and in diverse juxtapositions with new institutions and authorities. In an unplanned but cohesive pattern the individual contributions together open a fresh vision of the use and value of comparative legal studies for the assessment of the function and limitations of the law of a global society.

Welfare in America

Christian Perspectives on a Policy in Crisis

Author: Stanley W. Carlson-Thies,James W. Skillen

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802841278

Category: Religion

Page: 582

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Discusses the current issue of welfare reform and shares views on what the church's position should be.

On the Limits of the Law

The Ironic Legacy of Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act

Author: Stephen C. Halpern

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801848971

Category: Political Science

Page: 391

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On the Limits of the Law is Stephen Halpern's compelling examination of the legal struggle to control the enforcement of Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act -- the historic provision prohibiting racial discrimination in programs receiving federal financial assistance. Although the provision appeared to have immense power to fight racial inequality in education,Halpern argues, attacking the problem through legal rights and litigation distorted our understanding of educational inequality based on race and limited the remedies used to address it. "Stephen Halpern has made a substantial and original contribution to the analysis of law and civil rights. Concentrating on original or primary sources and including very informative interviews, he offers a superb review of the historical and political context of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the United States Supreme Court's desegregation decisions. All who are interested in civil rights history and enforcement, the administrative process, and the role of courts in pursuing racial and social justice will want to read this book." -- Kenneth Tollett, Howard University

The New Jim Crow

Masseninhaftierung und Rassismus in den USA

Author: Michelle Alexander

Publisher: Antje Kunstmann

ISBN: 3956141598

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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Die Wahl von Barack Obama im November 2008 markierte einen historischen Wendepunkt in den USA: Der erste schwarze Präsident schien für eine postrassistische Gesellschaft und den Triumph der Bürgerrechtsbewegung zu stehen. Doch die Realität in den USA ist eine andere. Obwohl die Rassentrennung, die in den sogenannten Jim-Crow-Gesetzen festgeschrieben war, im Zuge der Bürgerrechtsbewegung abgeschafft wurde, sitzt heute ein unfassbar hoher Anteil der schwarzen Bevölkerung im Gefängnis oder ist lebenslang als kriminell gebrandmarkt. Ein Status, der die Leute zu Bürgern zweiter Klasse macht, indem er sie ihrer grundsätzlichsten Rechte beraubt – ganz ähnlich den explizit rassistischen Diskriminierungen der Jim-Crow-Ära. In ihrem Buch, das in Amerika eine breite Debatte ausgelöst hat, argumentiert Michelle Alexander, dass die USA ihr rassistisches System nach der Bürgerrechtsbewegung nicht abgeschafft, sondern lediglich umgestaltet haben. Da unter dem perfiden Deckmantel des »War on Drugs« überproportional junge männliche Schwarze und ihre Communities kriminalisiert werden, funktioniert das drakonische Strafjustizsystem der USA heute wie das System rassistischer Kontrolle von gestern: ein neues Jim Crow.