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Hostile Environment
The Political Betrayal of Sexually Harassed Women
Gwendolyn Mink
According to some of President Clinton's feminist supporters, his alleged behavior toward Paula Jones did not constitute sexual harassment because he had taken "no" for an answer. Others insisted that Jones could not have been harassed because the...

And Other Essays on Honor, Social Discomfort, and Violence
William Ian Miller
A brilliant, sometimes unsettling look at how ancient codes of honor figure in the social discomforts of everyday life.

In Pursuit of Privacy
Law, Ethics, and the Rise of Technology
Judith Wagner Decew
Judith Wagner DeCew provides a solid philosophical foundation for legal discussions of privacy by articulating and unifying diverse arguments on the right to privacy and on how it should be guaranteed in various contemporary contexts. Philosophers and...

India and the Patent Wars
Pharmaceuticals in the New Intellectual Property Regime
Murphy Halliburton
India and the Patent Wars contributes to an international debate over the costs of medicine and restrictions on access under stringent patent laws showing how activists and drug companies in low-income countries seize agency and exert influence over these processes. Murphy Halliburton contributes to analyses of globalization within the fields...

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 Pompe...

Intertwinements of Law and Medicine
Jan M. Broekman
The general aim of this book is to discuss a number of important and interrelated issues in life of modern man in medicine and the law. That discussion is not only on material aspects of those issues but also on the forms of knowledge which enable us...

Is the Fetus a Person?
A Comparison of Policies across the Fifty States
Jean Reith Schroedel
Without a doubt, the sharpest public debates over the value of fetal life have revolved around the conditions, if any, under which abortion should be legal. Yet the question of whether the fetus is or is not a person is central in two other policy...

The Killing of Karen Silkwood
The Story Behind the Kerr-McGee Plutonium Case
Richard L. Rashke
Karen Silkwood, a plutonium processing plant employee, was killed in a car crash on her way to deliver important documents about health and safety issues at the plant to a newspaper reporter in 1974. This books investigates her death.

Land and Loyalty
Security and the Development of Property Rights in Thailand
Tomas Larsson
Tomas Larsson argues that institutional underdevelopment may prove, under certain circumstances, a strategic advantage rather than a weakness and that external threats play an important role in shaping the development of property regimes.

Law and Community in Three American Towns
Carol J. Greenhouse, Barbara Yngvesson, David M. Engel
Carol J. Greenhouse, Barbara Yngvesson, and David M. Engel analyze attitudes toward the law as a way of commentating on major American myths and ongoing changes in American society.

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