Category Archives: Law

Analysis of the game of chess; a new edition, greatly enlarged. By A. D. Philidor.

The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: … Continue reading

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Reconsidering McDonald v. Chicago: How the 14th Amendment Obliges States to Protect the Fundamental Right to Bear Arms

For decades, debate has raged over whether the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects the individual right to keep and bear arms. In its landmark 2008 District of Columbia v. Heller decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the … Continue reading

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Interpretation of Law in the Global World: From Particularism to a Universal Approach

The volume examines the impact of applying transnational ruleson the repertory, methods and practice of legal interpretation. It scrutinizes how globalization processes in law – those reaching top-down (such as European law), as well as those developing bottom-up (such as … Continue reading

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Rationality and the Genetic Challenge: Making People Better? (Cambridge Law, Medicine and Ethics)

Should we make people healthier, smarter, and longer-lived if genetic and medical advances enable us to do so? Matti Häyry asks this question in the context of genetic testing and selection, cloning and stem cell research, gene therapies and enhancements. … Continue reading

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Kant’s Doctrine of Right: A Commentary

Published in 1797, the Doctrine of Right is Kant’s most significant contribution to legal and political philosophy. As the first part of the Metaphysics of Morals, it deals with the legal rights which persons have or can acquire, and aims … Continue reading

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An Ethics of Interrogation

The act of interrogation, and debate over its use, pervade our culture, whether through fictionalized depictions in movies and television or discussions of real-life interrogations on the news. But despite daily mentions of the practice in the media, there is … Continue reading

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Confidentiality in International Commercial Arbitration: A Comparative Analysis of the Position under English, US, German and French Law

Arbitration is an essential component in business. In an age when transparency is a maxim, important issues which the laws governing arbitration currently fail to address are the extent to which disclosure of information can be constrained by private agreement … Continue reading

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Humanitarian Intervention and the Responsibility To Protect: Who Should Intervene?

This book considers who should undertake humanitarian intervention in response to an ongoing or impending humanitarian crisis, such as found in Rwanda in early 1994, Kosovo in 1999, and Darfur more recently. The doctrine of the responsibility to protect asserts … Continue reading

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The U.S. Experience with No-Fault Automobile Insurance: A Retrospective

No-fault regimes, a formerly popular alternative to the tort compensation system for auto-accident victims, have gradually lost support. Over time, premiums and claim costs have grown in no-fault states relative to other states, primarily driven by explosive medical cost increases. … Continue reading

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Community and the Law: A Critical Reassessment of American Liberalism and Japanese Modernity

`Takao Tanase seamlessly combines sociolegal and philosophical analysis as he explores the tensions between individual legal rights and communitarian values in settings ranging from post-divorce visitation rights to tort liability, lawyer-client relationships, and rising litigation rates. Contrasting Japan with the … Continue reading

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