Acquisition List of New Books

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Thompson, Grahame.

     The constitutionalization of the global corporate sphere? / Grahame E. Thompson. - Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2012.

With the advent of globalization - where corporate organizations and the commercial relations that accompany them are argued to be becoming increasingly transnational - the locus of powers, authorities, and responsibilities has shifted to the global level. The nation-state arena is losing its capacity to regulate and control commercial processes and practices as a transformational logic kicks-in, associated with new forms of global rule-making and governance.


KN 264.71


Shawcross and Beaumont on Air Law / general editor J.David McClean. - United Kingdom : Butterworth LexisNexis, 2016.

This invaluable four-volume loose leaf service includes everything you need to know about aviation law. It deals with international and European law, and its implementation in the United Kingdom drawing on core law and periodical literature from around the world. Written by a team of specialist editors, it provides comprehensive, informed and up-to-date material on all aspects of aviation law in an easy-to use format for the busy practitioner.


KN 327


UNHCR and the struggle for accountability : technology, law and results-based management / edited by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik and Katja Lindskov Jacobsen. - London : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016.

Despite the key importance of accountability for the legitimacy of humanitarian action, inadequate academic attention has been given to how the concept of accountability is evolving within the specific branches of the humanitarian enterprise. Up to now, there exists no comprehensive account of what we label the "technologies of accountability", the effects of their interaction, or the question of how the current turn to decision-making software and biometrics as both the means and ends of accountability may contribute to reshaping humanitarian governance.


KC 205


Shaw, Malcolm N.

     International law / Malcolm Shaw. - Seventh edition. - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2014.

This new edition of International Law confirms the text's status as the definitive book on the subject. Combining both his expertise as academic and practitioner, Malcolm Shaw's survey of the subject motivates and challenges both student and professional.


KC 80


The changing constitution / edited by Jeffrey Jowell, Dawn Oliver, Colm O'Cinneide. - Eighth edition. - Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2015.

Since its first edition in 1985, The Changing Constitution has cemented its reputation for providing concise, scholarly and thought-provoking essays on the key issues surrounding the UK's constitutional development, and the current debates around reform. The seventh edition of this highly successful volume is published at a time of accelerated constitutional change in the wake of the 2010 general election and the formation of a Conservative / Liberal Democrat coalition committed to political reforms - including fixed term parliaments, a referendum on electoral reform, reform of the House of Lords, improved freedom of information, and reform of the House of Commons.


KM 31


Arbitration concerning the South China Sea : Philippines versus China / edited by Shicun Wu and Keyuan Zou. - Burlington : Ashgate, 2016.

The Republic of the Philippines instituted arbitral proceedings against the People's Republic of China under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea with regard to disputes between the two countries in the South China Sea. This book focuses on chapters that addresses the issues arising from the South China Sea Arbitration.


KN 398


Tax implications of natural disasters and pollution / edited by Massimo Basilavecchia, Lorenzo del Frederico, Pietro Mastellone. - Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands : Kluwer Law International, 2015.

There is little doubt that tax authorities can provide significant relief when disasters occur, yet there is generally nothing approaching consensus on what kinds of tax measures are most effective. In most cases the public policy response remains an ad hoc mix of subsidies, insurance schemes, and tax relief, with the latter component least defined. This book, however - the first on this key topic of growing importance - bears witness to the potential for a global tax framework that can be seen as emerging in international law.


KN 181.6


Intellectual property rights, development, and catch up : an international comparative study / edited by Hiroyuki Odagiri, Akira Goto, Atsushi Sunami and Richard R. Nelson. - Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010.

This book explores these issues through an in depth study of eleven countries ranging from early developers (the USA, the Nordic Countries, and Japan), and Post-World War II countries (Korea, Taiwan, Israel) to more recent emerging economies (Argentina, Brazil, China, India, and Thailand). With contributions from international experts on innovation systems, this book will be an invaluable resource for academics and policymakers in the fields of economic development, innovation studies and intellectual property laws.


KC 236


Justice for victims : perspectives on rights, transition and reconciliation / edited by Inge Vanfraechem, Antony Pemberton and Felix Mukwiza Ndahinda. - Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2014.

Justice for Victims brings together the world's leading scholars in the fields of study surrounding victimization in a pioneering international collection. This book focuses on the current study of victims of crime, combining both legal and social-scientific perspectives, articulating both in new directions and questioning whether victims really do have more rights in our modern world.


KM 593


Peters, Mariette

     To be or not to be ...a lawyer / Mariette Peters. - Ampang : The Malaysian Current Law Journal Sdn. Bhd., 2016.

'To be or Not to be... a Lawyer' is an excellent guide for law students as well as other enthusiasts who aspire to understand, read, or even practise law in Malaysia. Readers are introduced to the legal world - from its inception (the essential academic qualifications and legal professional requirement), to practising law as well as other career options available within the industry, should one wish to explore the path less trodden. Each chapter seeks to unravel the complexities and challenges in every stage of the journey.


KL 82


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