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Failure to Protect
America's Sexual Predator Laws and the Rise of the Preventive State
Eric S. Janus
Most crimes of sexual violence are committed by people known to the victim—acquaintances and family members. Yet politicians and the media overemphasize predatory strangers when legislating against and reporting on sexual violence. In this book...



Global Biopiracy
Patents, Plants, and Indigenous Knowledge
Ikechi Mgbeoji
"Biopiracy raises serious issues pertaining to the conservation of biological diversity and genetic resources in agriculture, the integrity of plant life forms, a just international economic order, and development. Since the emergence of the...



Disability Rights and the American Social Safety Net
Jennifer L. Erkulwater
The recent history of the American welfare state has been viewed with dismay by those on the left because of the steady contraction of benefits under both Republican and Democratic administrations. In contrast, Jennifer L. Erkulwater describes...



Treason by Words
Literature, Law, and Rebellion in Shakespeare's England
Rebecca Lemon
Lemon investigates the remarkable phrase, "treason by words," both as a legal charge and as a cultural event under the Tudor...



The Indonesian Supreme Court
A Study of Institutional Collapse
Sebastiaan Pompe
Since the fall of Indonesian president Suharto, a major focus of the country's reformers has been the corrupt and inefficient judicial system. Within the context of a history of the Supreme Court in post-independence Indonesia, Sebastiaan...



Feminism Confronts Homo Economicus
Gender, Law, and Society
"The essays in this volume confront the inroads that economics has made into the legal academy.... Law and Economics uses principles of neoclassical economics to develop laws and social policies that maintain if not bolster current allocations...



Law in the Liberal Arts
An ideal approach to legal education, in Austin Sarat's view, would open up law and legal knowledge by making them the proper objects of inquiry in the liberal...



Race, Racism, and Reparations
J. Angelo Corlett
If affirmative action and other ethnicity-based social programs are justified, then J. Angelo Corlett believes it is important to come to an adequate understanding of the nature of ethnicity in general and ethnic group membership in particular...



Making Women Pay
The Hidden Costs of Fetal Rights
Rachel Roth
Once backed primarily by anti-abortion activists, fetal rights claims are now promoted by a wide range of interest groups in American society. Government and corporate policies to define and enforce fetal rights have become commonplace...



The Copywrights
Intellectual Property and the Literary Imagination
Paul K. Saint-Amour
They borrow from published works without attribution. They remake literary creation in the image of consumption. They celebrate the art of scissors and paste. Who are these outlaws? Postmodern culture-jammers or file-sharing teens? No, they are the...



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