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Politicized Justice In Emerging Democracies

Author : Maria Popova
ISBN : 9781107014893
Genre : Law
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This book proposes a strategic pressure theory that argues that in emerging democracies, political competition eggs on rather than restrains power-hungry politicians.
Category: Law

How The Obama Administration Has Politicized Justice

Author : Andrew C. McCarthy
ISBN : 9781594034749
Genre : Political Science
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With the Obama Justice Department under Attorney General Eric Holder’s direction, Americans are learning what really happens when law-enforcement power is co-opted by politics. In this eye-popping Broadside, Andrew C. McCarthy shows that the biggest beneficiaries have been jihadists. For the past eight years, a group of lawyers volunteered their services to America’s enemies. Now, the Justice Department is rife with some of those same lawyers as it enhances due process for terrorists and feeds the international Left’s call for war-crimes charges against President Obama’s political adversaries. Just consider how the administration has disclosed national defense secrets during wartime or granted the 9/11 mass murderers a civilian trial. The department, moreover, is working to tighten the Democratic Party’s grip on power, ignoring the Constitution and green-lighting election fraud and abuse.
Category: Political Science

Politicized Justice

Author : Maeve Aine Devoy
ISBN : 126707079X
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The Iran-Contra scandal that nearly brought down the Reagan administration fuelled the debate over the special prosecutor law. Reagan's illegal foreign policy initiative, which involved selling arms to Iran and funding the Nicaraguan anti-government forces, led to a congressional investigation and a lengthy special prosecutor investigation.

Investigation Of Allegations Of Politicized Hiring In The Department Of Justice Honors Program And Summer Law Intern Program

Author : Barry Leonard
ISBN : 9781437916980
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Describes the Dept. of Justice (DoJ) investigation concerning whether the political or ideological affiliations of applicants were improperly considered in the selection of candidates for the Attorney General¿s Honors Program and the Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP) from 2002 to 2006. The Honors Program is a highly competitive hiring program for entry-level attorneys in the DoJ, while the SLIP is a competitive paid summer internship program in the DoJ. Allegations regarding the politicization of the Honors Program and SLIP hiring process received widespread public attention in April 2007 due to a letter to Congress anonymously signed by ¿A Group of Concerned DoJ Employees.¿ Charts.

Comparative Criminal Justice Systems

Author : Harry R. Dammer
ISBN : 9780495809890
Genre : Social Science
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Bestselling COMPARATIVE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEMS, 4/e delivers a comprehensive--and intriguing--analysis comparing the various criminal justice systems throughout the world. Thoroughly revised and up to date, the Fourth Edition reflects the latest trends, issues, and information on international criminal justice, transnational organized crime and corruption, terrorism, and international juvenile justice. This proven text's unique topical approach examines important aspects of each type of justice system--common law, civil law, socialist law, and sacred (Islamic) law--which gives students a more solid understanding of the similarities and differences of each system. The authors use six model countries--China, England, France, Germany, Japan, Saudi Arabia--to illustrate the different types of law and justice systems in the context of specific countries, as well as the historical, political, economic, social, and cultural influences on each system. The book is packed with relevant examples, emphasizes critical thinking skills throughout, and includes an assortment of innovative learning tools to maximize student success. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Social Science

Emil J Gumbel

Author : Arthur David Brenner
ISBN : 0391041010
Genre : History
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This biography chronicles the life of professor Emil J. Gumbel (1891-1966) one of Weimar Germany s foremost left-wing intellectuals. A pacifist, socialist, and human rights activist, Gumbel is best remembered for his exposes on political violence and politicized justice in Nazi Germany. A one-man party, at the center of the most acrimonious political battle in Weimar academia, Gumbel stood alone among his peers courageously speaking out against the Nazis.
Category: History

The New Leviathan

Author : Roger Kimball
ISBN : 9781594036453
Genre : Political Science
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The ideas and policies that are percolating down from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and Capitol Hill—increased government intervention, calls to “spread the wealth around,” onerous regulations, and bailouts for all—are not new. We’ve been down this road before. We know where it leads. It is that forlorn byway that Friedrich von Hayek called the Road to Serfdom. The good news is we don’t have to go down that road again. Resurrecting 18th-century style pamphleteering, Encounter Broadsides provide the intellectual ammunition for the battle over America’s future. From the folly of Obamacare, to the politicization of the Justice Department, or disastrous efforts to nationalize our education system, each Encounter Broadside assaults a new tentacle of the rising statism. Now, for the first time, The New Leviathan collects these salvos in one essential handbook. The New Leviathan is edited by Roger Kimball with contributions from John R. Bolton, Daniel DiSalvo, Richard A. Epstein, Peter Ferrara, John Fund, Victor Davis Hanson, Andrew C. McCarthy, Betsy McCaughey, Stephen Moore, Michael B. Mukasey, Glenn Harlan Reynolds, Rich Trzupek, and Kevin D. Williamson. Together, they make the definitive case for liberty and democratic capitalism at a time when they are under siege from the resurgence of collectivist sentiment.
Category: Political Science

At The Limits Of Justice

Author : Suvendrini Perera
ISBN : 9781442616462
Genre : Social Science
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The fear and violence that followed the events of September 11, 2001 touched lives all around the world, even in places that few would immediately associate with the global war on terror. In At the Limits of Justice, twenty-nine contributors from six countries explore the proximity of terror in their own lives and in places ranging from Canada and the United States to Jamaica, Palestine/Israel, Australia, Guyana, Chile, Pakistan, and across the African continent. In this collection, female scholars of colour – including leading theorists on issues of indigeneity, race, and feminism – examine the political, social, and personal repercussions of the war on terror through contributions that range from testimony and poetry to scholarly analysis. Inspired by both the personal and the global impact of this violence within the war on terror, they expose the way in which the war on terror is presented as a distant and foreign issue at the same time that it is deeply present in the lives of women and others all around the world. An impassioned but rigorous examination of issues of race and gender in contemporary politics, At the Limits of Justice is also a call to create moral communities which will find terror and violence unacceptable.
Category: Social Science

International Justice Against Impunity

Author : Yves Beigbeder
ISBN : 9789004144514
Genre : Law
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This volume reviews the achievements and limitations of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, and the creation of mixed national/international courts: the Special Court for Sierra Leone and the Cambodia Tribunal. The major, unexpected and promising judiciary innovation is however the creation of the International Criminal Court in 1998, supported by the UN, European Union members and other countries, effectively promoted by NGOs, but strongly opposed by the USA. The Court will have to show that it is a fair and valuable instrument in fighting impunity at the international level.
Category: Law

Value And Context

Author : Alan Thomas
ISBN : 9780191615184
Genre : Philosophy
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Alan Thomas presents an original study of the status of value and its relation to the contexts in which evaluative claims are justified. He articulates and defends the view that human beings do possess moral and political knowledge, but that it is historically and culturally contextual knowledge in ways that, say, mathematical or chemical knowledge is not. His exposition of a 'cognitivist contextualism' in ethics and politics builds upon contemporary work in epistemology, moral philosophy, and political theory to fashion an argument that is relevant to current debates about culture, modernity, and relativism.
Category: Philosophy