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Envisioning Legality

Author : Timothy Peters
ISBN : 9781317301592
Genre : Law
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Envisioning Legality: Law, Culture and Representation is a path-breaking collection of some of the world’s leading cultural legal scholars addressing issues of law, representation and the image. Law is constituted in and through the representations that hold us in their thrall, and this book focuses on the ways in which cultural legal representations not only reflect or contribute to an understanding of law, but constitute the very fabric of legality itself. As such, each of these ‘readings’ of cultural texts takes seriously the cultural as a mode of envisioning, constituting and critiquing the law. And the theoretically sophisticated approaches utilised here encompass more than simply an engagement with ‘harmless entertainment’. Rather they enact and undertake specific political and critical engagements with timely issues, such as: the redressing of past wrongs, recognising and combatting structural injustices, and orienting our political communities in relation to uncertain futures. Envisioning Legality thereby presents a cultural legal studies that provides the means for engaging in robust, sustained and in-depth encounters with the nature and role of law in a global, mediated world.
Category: Law

Envisioning Eastern Europe

Author : Michael D. Kennedy
ISBN : 0472105566
Genre : Social Science
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Explorations of cultural change in the former Soviet bloc.
Category: Social Science

Envisioning Reform

Author : Linn Hammergren
ISBN : 0271047992
Genre : Law
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Judicial reform became an important part of the agenda for development in Latin America early in the 1980s, when countries in the region started the process of democratization. Connections began to be made between judicial performance and market-based growth, and development specialists turned their attention to &“second generation&” institutional reforms. Although considerable progress has been made already in strengthening the judiciary and its supporting infrastructure (police, prosecutors, public defense counsel, the private bar, law schools, and the like), much remains to be done. Linn Hammergren&’s book aims to turn the spotlight on the problems in the movement toward judicial reform in Latin America over the past two decades and to suggest ways to keep the movement on track toward achieving its multiple, though often conflicting, goals. After Part I&’s overview of the reform movement&’s history since the 1980s, Part II examines five approaches that have been taken to judicial reform, tracing their intellectual origins, historical and strategic development, the roles of local and international participants, and their relative success in producing positive change. Part III builds on this evaluation of the five partial approaches by offering a synthetic critique aimed at showing how to turn approaches into strategies, how to ensure they are based on experiential knowledge, and how to unite separate lines of action.
Category: Law

Envisioning Robots In Society Power Politics And Public Space

Author : M. Coeckelbergh
ISBN : 9781614999317
Genre : Computers
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Robots are predicted to play a role in many aspects of our lives in the future, affecting work, personal relationships, education, business, law, medicine and the arts. As they become increasingly intelligent, autonomous, and communicative, they will be able to function in ever more complex physical and social surroundings, transforming the practices, organizations, and societies in which they are embedded. This book presents the proceedings of the Robophilosophy 2018 conference, held in Vienna, Austria, from 14 to 7 February 2018. The third event in the Robophilosophy Conference Series, the conference was entitled Envisioning Robots in Society – Politics, Power, and Public Space. It focused on the societal, economic, and political issues related to social robotics. The book is divided into two parts and an Epilogue. Part I, entitled Keynotes, contains abstracts of the keynotes and two longer papers. Part II is divided into 7 subject sections containing 37 papers. Subjects covered include robots in public spaces; politics and law; work and business; military robotics; and policy. The book provides an overview of the questions, answers, and approaches that are currently at the heart of both academic and public discussions. The contributions collected here will be of interest to researchers and policy makers alike, as well as other stakeholders.
Category: Computers

Re Envisioning Sovereignty

Author : Trudy Jacobsen
ISBN : 9781317069690
Genre : Law
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Sovereignty, as a concept, is in a state of flux. In the course of the last century, traditional meanings have been worn away while the limitations of sovereignty have been altered as transnational issues compete with domestic concerns for precedence. This volume presents an interdisciplinary analysis of conceptions of sovereignty. Divided into six overarching elements, it explores a wide range of issues that have altered the theory and practice of state sovereignty, such as: human rights and the use of force for human protection purposes, norms relating to governance, the war on terror, economic globalization, the natural environment and changes in strategic thinking. The authors are acknowledged experts in their respective areas, and discuss the contemporary meaning and relevance of sovereignty and how it relates to the constitution of international order.
Category: Law

The Practice Of Human Rights

Author : Mark Goodale
ISBN : 9781139466202
Genre : Political Science
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Human rights are now the dominant approach to social justice globally. But how do human rights work? What do they do? Drawing on anthropological studies of human rights work from around the world, this book examines human rights in practice. It shows how groups and organizations mobilize human rights language in a variety of local settings, often differently from those imagined by human rights law itself. The case studies reveal the contradictions and ambiguities of human rights approaches to various forms of violence. They show that this openness is not a failure of universal human rights as a coherent legal or ethical framework but an essential element in the development of living and organic ideas of human rights in context. Studying human rights in practice means examining the channels of communication and institutional structures that mediate between global ideas and local situations. Suitable for use on inter-disciplinary courses globally.
Category: Political Science

The Dreamer

Author : Qamrul A. Khanson
ISBN : 9781420893854
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Praise for the 1988 edition: "In this thoughtful volume, Senator Lugar elegantly sets forth his views on the challenges that will confront the coming administration in the conduct of our nation's foreign policy." Henry A. Kissinger "A thoughtful set of foreign policy prescriptions by one of the Senate's most thoughtful leaders it should be read by our next President, even if he is not an enlightened conservative!" Zbigniew Brzezinski "Richard Lugar's leadership in foreign affairs has impressed me as one of the soundest in public life today. His [book] reflects the depth of his experience and insights." Max Kampelman "The next President should welcome and greatly benefit from the responsible and experienced policy recommendations of Senator Dick Lugar." Gerald Ford "The Senator shows that it is possible to be principled even in international politics and still come out a winner. He is just as incisive and wise in this book, which clarifies some of the most complex issues in the conduct of foreign affairs." Corazon C. Aquino Senator Richard Lugar is Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the longest serving Senator in Indiana history, and a five-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee. He i
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Deleuze And Law

Author : Laurent de Sutter
ISBN : 9780748655397
Genre : Philosophy
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This collection of 13 essays offers insights into Gilles Deleuze's philosophy of law which experiments with new forms of politics, economics and society.
Category: Philosophy

Re Envisioning The Chinese Revolution

Author : Ching Kwan Lee
ISBN : UOM:39015074264063
Genre : History
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Popular memories of the revolutionary past have become a political and cultural force in China. Traumatic memory and active criticism make up part of this wave, but so does nostalgia for collective responsibility and for feelings of freedom and progress. Re-envisioning the Chinese Revolution is the first comprehensive study of contemporary memories of China’s revolutionary epoch, from the time of Japanese imperialism through the Cultural Revolution. Path-breaking in its scope, the research in this volume carefully examines the memories of a wide range of social groups, including disenfranchised workers and rural women, who have often been neglected in scholarship. Looking at a variety of embodiments of memories—interviews, films, photo exhibits, museums, and websites—the authors, ranging from anthropologists to film studies specialists, present original research on the idea of “memories as a cultural and political phenomenon.” The result is an unprecedented and illuminating reexamination of the memory of, and occasionally nostalgia for, the Chinese Revolution. Contributors include: Anita Chan, Robert Chi, David J. Davies, Kirk A. Denton, Gail Hershatter, Ching Kwan Lee, Kimberley Ens Manning, Erik Mueggler, Paul G. Pickowicz, Jonathan Unger, Ban Wang, and Guobin Yang.
Category: History