Debates over U.S. government policy frequently follow a philosophy of devolution in authority from federal government to local government. This concept opens the possibility of greater local involvement in national policy implementation—and provides international treaties an opportunity to advance global policy by incorporating the efforts of local actors into their implementation framework. Much of international [...]
This collection of articles and essays by Herbert Kritzer draws on his extensive research related to lawyers and legal practice conducted over the last 35 years. That research has applied existing theoretical frameworks and developed innovative ways of thinking about how to understand what it is that lawyers do. The chapters reflect the wide range [...]
Wilensky’s classic Organizational Intelligence takes on failure in intelligence and informational decision-making
This prize-winning, foundational book — now in a new ebook edition featuring a 2015 Foreword by Neil Smelser — focuses on the structural and ideological roots of intelligence failures (both informational and analytical) found in government, industry, and other institutions. It provides groundbreaking theory and structure to the analysis of decision-making processes and their breakdowns, [...]
Jay Jacobs’ novel-like The Widow Wave offers exciting account of wrongful death trial from shipwreck
Will anyone ever know what happened to the Aloha, a sport fishing boat that vanished with all onboard in the Pacific off San Francisco’s coast? ‘Knowing’ may be a complex, inexact business. There’s real truth and then there’s courtroom truth; a jury’s verdict may or may not approach what actually happened. Nor can someone reading about [...]
Wester’s book Land Divided By Law explores environmental history of Yakama Indians in Pacific Northwest
Wester’s environmental history of Yakama and Euro-American cultural interactions during the 19th and early 20th century explores the role of law in both curtailing and promoting rights to subsistence resources within a market economy. Her study, using original source files, case histories, and contemporary writings, particularly describes how the struggle [...]
Selznick’s The Organizational Weapon is Digitally Remastered,™ adding extensive new foreword by Martin Krygier
The Organizational Weapon is a classic study of the methods, propaganda, and institutions which create infiltration and eventually cooptation of organizations from within. The study applies its theory to communist techniques, but its analysis and insights have, over the years, become extremely useful in identifying and combating such methods in [...]
Princeton political scientist Walter Murphy analyzed the role of Congress in trying to manage an activist Supreme Court at a time of seismic change in the law and evolving interplay between these powerful institutions. As the original dustjacket offered, this is a “first-rate assessment of the delicate balance of power between Congress and the Supreme [...]
Delmar Karlen’s classic comparison of appeals courts in US and UK is Digitally Remastered™ in print and ebook
Considered a classic of comparative law and legal systems, this book has been twice reprinted since its first appearance 50 years ago, and is now available in a high-quality digital edition. No work has so openly and extensively—using hands-on observations by the leading legal figures of the time—compared appellate courts in two common law countries. [...]
Walter Murphy’s novels of World War II espionage and the life of St. Peter are Digitally Remastered™
The acclaimed novel of spies, code-breaking, and intrigue in World War II Italy, by bestselling author Walter Murphy (The Vicar of Christ), is now a convenient ebook and a new paperback edition. Previously published by Macmillan and Dell, this book is now presented in a quality digital edition, including active Contents and proper formatting, as [...]
Reconstructing Reality in the Courtroom explains what makes stories believable and how ordinary people connect complex legal arguments and evidence presented in trials to assess guilt and innocence. The explanation takes the core elements of narrative—the who, what, where, when, how, why—and shows how average people who hear hundreds of stories every day use the [...]
Novelist Sybille Bedford was a German-born writer of Jewish heritage who, as a refugee from Germany, lived and wrote in Italy, France, the United States, and England. In this compelling classic, she watched courts closely—and with remarkable insight—in England, France, Switzerland, Germany, and Austria. There, she found stories of human frailty and impulse, even at the bench and bar.
Part of the Classics of Law & Society Series, but written for a wide, U.S. audience.
Yale Law Journal, Jan.-Feb. ‘15, on jurisprudence’s end, cost-benefit analysis, Indian ‘commerce,’ & the Wonder Woman origins of the Frye test
The contents of Yale Law Journal’s January-February 2015 issue (Volume 124, Number 4) are:
* “Cost-Benefit Analysis of Financial Regulation: Case Studies and Implications,” John C. Coates IV
* “Beyond the Indian Commerce Clause,” Gregory Ablavsky
* “On Evidence: Proving Frye as a Matter of Law, Science, and History,” Jill Lepore
* “The End of Jurisprudence,” Scott Hershovitz
* “Against [...]
Rutgers CompTech, 2015 #1, on teleradiology, ‘next gen’ research, guns & 3D printers, and privacy & tech
The Rutgers Computer & Technology Law Journal offers its issues in convenient and modern ebook formats for e-reader devices, apps, pads, smartphones, and computers.
This first issue of Volume 41, 2015, features new articles and student contributions on cutting-edge topics related to: teleradiology, jurisdiction, and malpractice; teaching ‘next gen’ research methods such as Ravel and Casetext [...]
Robert Sauté recounts history and institutions of U.S. public interest law in new book For the Poor and Disenfranchised
Robert Sauté’s study explores over a century of public interest representations, pro bono legal work, and litigation groups such as the ACLU and NAACP’s Inc. Fund from a social science perspective of history and institutional analysis.
For the Poor and Disenfranchised is a sociological account of the public interest bar in the United States. It traces [...]