Acquisition List of New Books

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Vasudeva, Vikrant Narayan

     Open source software and intellectual property rights / Vikrant Narayan Vasudeva. - Alphen aan den Rijn : Kluwer Law International, 2014.

Debate is raging as regards intellectual property and software. Neither copyright law nor patent law seem to satisfy the requirements of software protection. This legal uncertainty has led to the laws becoming subject to exploitation by corporate and other entities for vested agendas.

KN 112.7


Oil and gas decommissioning / consulting editors Marc Hammerson and Nicholas Antonas. - Woking : Globe Law and Business Limited, 2016.

Part A looks at decommissioning and the oil and gas life cycle. Part B contains chapters on decommissioning and international law. Part C focuses on decommissioning in the North Sea. Part D provides an international comparative analysis.

KN 91.3


Drone wars : transforming conflict, law, and policy / edited by Peter L. Bergen and Daniel Rothenberg. - New York : Cambridge University Press, 2015.

Drone Wars presents a series of essays by legal scholars, journalists, government officials, military analysts, social scientists, and foreign policy experts. It addresses drones' impact on the ground, how their use adheres to and challenges the laws of war, their relationship to complex policy challenges, and the ways they help us understand the future of war. The book is a diverse and comprehensive interdisciplinary perspective on drones that covers important debates on targeted killing and civilian casualties, presents key data on drone deployment, and offers new ideas on their historical development, significance, and impact on law and policy. Drone Wars documents the current state of the field at an important moment in history when new military technologies are transforming how war is practiced by the United States and, increasingly, by other states and by non-state actors around the world.

KC 1375


Mendelsohn, Oliver

     Law and social transformation in India / Oliver Mendelsohn. - New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2014.

This collection of works-previously published in a variety of journals and books-explores 'the basic architecture' of law in India. It is mainly focused on modern and contemporary India but also looks at the historical roots and evolution of contemporary law and society in India. The collection has a particular focus on identifying and accounting for the distinctive character of litigation in India, including its previously narrow subject matter and also its frequently protracted quality.

KT 1561


Carbonneau, Thomas E.

     Toward a new federal law on arbitration / Thomas E. Carbonneau. - New York : Oxford University Press, 2014.

Enacted as a special interest bill in 1925, the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) positioned arbitration well among specialized merchant communities. Its principles relating to the legitimacy of arbitration contracts and the limited judicial supervision of arbitral awards laid the foundation for a more detailed and effective legal regulation of arbitration.

KN 256


The handbook of global health policy / edited by Garrett W. Brown, Gavin Yamey and Sarah Wamala. - Chichester : John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2014.

The Handbook of Global Health Policy provides a definitive source of the key areas in the field. It examines the ethical and practical dimensions of new and current policy models and their effect on the future development of global health and policy.

KN 185


Newton, Michael A.

     Proportionality in international law / Michael Newton, Larry May. - Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014.

Proportionality is intimately linked to the overarching concepts of self-defense, lawful force, and the controlled application of violence. It is one of the most visible facets of humanitarian law designed to reduce unnecessary human suffering and avoid excessive damage to property, and the natural environment. However, its application has come under renewed scrutiny and sustained controversy as a result of wars against non-state actors and from the extensive use of drones, human shields, cyber war techniques, and counterinsurgency tactics.

KC 1350


The South China Sea disputes and law of the sea / edited by S. Jayakumar, Tommy Koh, Robert Beckman. - Cheltenham : Edward Elgar, 2014.

This book explores in detail the application of specific provisions of the UNCLOS and how the framework of international law applies to the South China Sea.

KC 260


Rogers, Robert

      How parliament works / Robert Rogers and Rhodri Walters. - 7th. edition. - Abingdon : Routledge, 2015.

Although Parliament is constantly in the news and televised daily, much of its work remains a mystery to outsiders and is sometimes perplexing even to its own members. This book provides a unique insight into the work and daily life of Parliament. It sets out plainly and intelligibly what goes on and why things happen, but it also analyses the pressures within the institution, its strengths and weaknesses, and ways in which it might change.

KM 82


Merkin, Robert

      Colinvaux's law of insurance / Robert Merkin. - 11th edition. – London : Sweet & Maxwell/Thomson Reuters, 2016.

Colinvaux's Law of Insurance continues to be a leading text in its field, providing succinct yet comprehensive analysis of all areas of UK insurance law. This book covers the core components of insurance contracts, the parties involved, and special cases of insurance. Updated to reflect the significant changes in law introduced by the Insurance Act 2015, it is an essential reference on the subject.

KN 290


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