In Defense Of Globalization

Author : Jagdish Bhagwati
ISBN : 0199838968
Genre : Business & Economics
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In the passionate debate that currently rages over globalization, critics have been heard blaming it for a host of ills afflicting poorer nations, everything from child labor to environmental degradation and cultural homogenization. Now Jagdish Bhagwati, the internationally renowned economist, takes on the critics, revealing that globalization, when properly governed, is in fact the most powerful force for social good in the world today. Drawing on his unparalleled knowledge of international and development economics, Bhagwati explains why the "gotcha" examples of the critics are often not as compelling as they seem. With the wit and wisdom for which he is renowned, Bhagwati convincingly shows that globalization is part of the solution, not part of the problem. This edition features a new afterword by the author, in which he counters recent writings by prominent journalist Thomas Friedman and the Nobel Laureate economist Paul Samuelson and argues that current anxieties about the economic implications of globalization are just as unfounded as were the concerns about its social effects.
Category: Business & Economics

In Defense Of A Political Court

Author : Terri Jennings Peretti
ISBN : 1400823358
Genre : Law
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Can the Supreme Court be free of politics? Do we want it to be? Normative constitutional theory has long concerned itself with the legitimate scope and limits of judicial review. Too often, theorists seek to resolve that issue by eliminating politics from constitutional decisionmaking. In contrast, Terri Peretti argues for an openly political role for the Supreme Court. Peretti asserts that politically motivated constitutional decisionmaking is not only inevitable, it is legitimate and desirable as well. When Supreme Court justices decide in accordance with their ideological values, or consider the likely political reaction to the Court's decisions, a number of benefits result. The Court's performance of political representation and consensus-building functions is enhanced, and the effectiveness of political checks on the Court is increased. Thus, political motive in constitutional decision making does not lead to judicial tyranny, as many claim, but goes far to prevent it. Using pluralist theory, Peretti further argues that a political Court possesses instrumental value in American democracy. As one of many diverse and redundant political institutions, the Court enhances both system stability and the quality of policymaking, particularly regarding the breadth of interests represented.
Category: Law

In Defense Of Sentimentality

Author : Robert C. Solomon
ISBN : 0198033281
Genre : Philosophy
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Philosophy has as much to do with feelings as it does with thoughts and thinking. Philosophy, accordingly, requires not only emotional sensitivity but an understanding of the emotions, not as curious but marginal psychological phenomena but as the very substance of life. In this, the second book in a series devoted to his work on the emotions, Robert Solomon presents a defense of the emotions and of sentimentality against the background of what he perceives as a long history of abuse in philosophy and social thought and art and literary criticism. The title piece reopens a classic debate about the role of sentimentality in art and literature. In subsequent chapters, Solomon discusses not only such "moral sentiments" as sympathy and compassion but also grief, gratitude, love, horror, and even vengeance. He also defends, with appropriate caution, the "seven deadly sins." The emotions, at least some emotions--are essential to a well-lived life. They are or can be virtues, features of the human condition without which civilized life would be unimaginable.
Category: Philosophy

In Defense Of Tort Law

Author : Thomas Koenig
ISBN : 9780814748992
Genre : Law
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Late night comedians and journalists eagerly seized upon the case of an elderly woman who sued McDonald’s when she spilled hot coffee in her lap as a prime example of frivolous litigation. But as Rustad and Koenig argue, cases such as these are an incomplete and misleading characterization of tort law. Corporations have successfully waged a public relations battle to create the impression that most lawsuits are spurious, when in fact the opposite is true: tort law plays a crucial role in protecting consumers from dangerous and sometimes life-threatening hazards. Without legal remedies, corporations would suffer no penalty for choosing profits over public health and safely. In Defense of Tort Law is the first book to systematically examine the social, legal and policy dimensions of the tort reform debate. This insightful analysis of solid empirical data looks beyond popular myths about frivolous lawsuits, and tackles a variety of contentious issues: Should punitive damages be capped? Who is favored by tort law? Who loses, and why? Koenig and Rustad’s detailed case study analysis also reveals disturbing gender inequities in a legal system that is largely dominated by men. Because women are disproportionately injured by medical products, impermissible HMO cost cutting, medical malpractice and sexual exploitation, restrictions on the rights to recovery in these fields inevitably creates gender injustice. Engaging and up to date, In Defense of Tort Law also identifies aspects of the current law that require further elaboration, including the need for measures to combat cybercrime against consumers.
Category: Law

In Defense Of Affirmative Action

Author : Barbara R. Bergmann
ISBN : STANFORD:36105018429964
Genre : Business & Economics
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Argues that American society will never be free of prejudice without affirmative action programs to reduce discrimination against women and minorities in the workplace
Category: Business & Economics

Handbook On Insurance Coverage Disputes

Author : Barry R. Ostrager
ISBN : 9781454879824
Genre : Law
File Size : 63.24 MB
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In today s insurance coverage litigation environment, the practitioner who needs to determine what is and is not covered under various policy provisions is up against some formidable challenges. Literally thousands of cases on insurance issues find their way into courtrooms every year, and the decisions can be as difficult to decipher as they are to track. Find the authoritative guidance you need with Ostrager and Newman s Handbook on Insurance Coverage Disputes. This three-volume resource helps you quickly and easily pinpoint detailed analysis of lead cases in key jurisdictions, provides excerpts from standard insurance policies, including critical commentary on key provisions, and offers insights into planning and implementation of successful litigation strategies. Ostrager and Newman s Handbook on Insurance Coverage Disputes, Eighteenth Edition addresses today s critical coverage issues, such as: The Insurer s Duty to Defend Trigger and Scope of Occurrence-Based Coverage Bad Faith and Wrongful Refusal to Settle Property Insurance Rights and Obligations of Co-Insurers Insurability of Punitive Damages Excess Insurance and Analysis of Pollution Exclusions Directors and Officers Coverage Employee Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Claims Make the Handbook on Insurance Coverage Disputes your one-stop source for the current state of the law on: The effect of a reservation of rights letter...disclaimer and denials of coverage The rules governing all aspects of giving notice of a claim including mechanics of language and timelines Effect of misrepresentations and omissions in insurance applications Reverse bad faith and contributory bad faith Reinsurance The legal issues presented in litigation involving hazardous waste and environmental cleanup Coverage provided by general liability insurance, including personal injury and advertising injury coverage Rules for apportioning the cost of defense among insurers "
Category: Law

In Defense Of Religious Moderation

Author : William Egginton
ISBN : 9780231520966
Genre : Religion
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In his latest book, William Egginton laments the current debate over religion in America, in which religious fundamentalists have set the tone of political discourse—no one can get elected without advertising a personal relation to God, for example—and prominent atheists treat religious belief as the root of all evil. Neither of these positions, Egginton argues, adequately represents the attitudes of a majority of Americans who, while identifying as Christians, Jews, and Muslims, do not find fault with those who support different faiths and philosophies. In fact, Egginton goes so far as to question whether fundamentalists and atheists truly oppose each other, united as they are in their commitment to a "code of codes." In his view, being a religious fundamentalist does not require adhering to a particular religious creed. Fundamentalists—and stringent atheists—unconsciously believe that the methods we use to understand the world are all versions of an underlying master code. This code of codes represents an ultimate truth, explaining everything. Surprisingly, perhaps the most effective weapon against such thinking is religious moderation, a way of believing that questions the very possibility of a code of codes as the source of all human knowledge. The moderately religious, with their inherent skepticism toward a master code, are best suited to protect science, politics, and other diverse strains of knowledge from fundamentalist attack, and to promote a worldview based on the compatibility between religious faith and scientific method.
Category: Religion

In Defense Of Women

Author : Henry Louis Mencken
ISBN : 9781449580483
Genre : Women
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Category: Women

In Defense Of Privilege

Author : Abraham Friesen
ISBN : 189479107X
Genre : Church and state
File Size : 28.28 MB
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Category: Church and state

In Defense Of Anthropology

Author : Herbert S. Lewis
ISBN : 9781412852890
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 38.18 MB
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This book argues that the history and character of modern anthropology has been egregiously distorted to the detriment of this intellectual pursuit and academic discipline. The "critique of anthropology" is a product of the momentous and tormented events of the 1960s when students and some of their elders cried, "Trust no one over thirty!" The Marxist, postmodern, and postcolonial waves that followed took aim at anthropology and the result has been a serious loss of confidence; both the reputation and the practice of anthropology has suffered greatly. The time has come to move past this damaging discourse. Herbert S. Lewis chronicles these developments, and subjects the "critique" to a long overdue interrogation based on wide-ranging knowledge of the field and its history, as well as the application of common sense. The book questions discourses about anthropology and colonialism, anthropologists and history, the problem of "exoticizing 'the Other,'" anthropologists and the Cold War, and more. Written by a master of the profession, In Defense of Anthropology will require consideration by all anthropologists, historians, sociologists of science, and cultural theorists.
Category: Social Science