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International Law

Edited by Tony Carty.

Published online March 2012.

Research Guide. Subjects: International Law; International Courts and Tribunals; Private International Law and Conflict of Laws; Public International Law.

Made up of a rapidly expanding range of articles written by distinguished international scholars, this dynamic, continuously updated online resource offers exclusive authoritative research...

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Terrorism

Charles Townshend.

September 2011; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: Terrorism and National Security Law; Warfare and Defence. 176 pages.

Terrorism: A Very Short Introduction examines the historical, ideological, and local roots of terrorist violence and explores terrorism in relation to revolutionary power, nationalism, and...

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Medical Law

Charles Foster.

February 2013; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: Medical and Healthcare Law. 160 pages.

Medical law is concerned with our bodies, and what happens to them during and after our lives. The core issues of medical law — organ transplantation, abortion, withdrawal of treatment,...

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Family Law

Jonathan Herring.

February 2014; published online February 2014.

Book. Subjects: Family Law. 136 pages.

Family Law: A Very Short Introduction provides insight not only into what family law is, but why it is the way it is. How have laws had to respond to social changes in family life? The last...

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The U.S. Supreme Court

Linda Greenhouse.

March 2012; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: Courts and Procedure. 144 pages.

The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction tells the Court's story by drawing on its history and its written and unwritten rules to show how it really works. The Supreme Court today,...

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International Law and the Use of Force by States

Ian Brownlie.

March 1963; published online March 2012.

Book. Subjects: Public International Law. 560 pages.

The author of this book has confined himself to the pursuit, on historic lines, of an estimation of the extent of legal prohibition of the use of force by states. He includes the...

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The Roman Law of Trusts

David Johnston.

December 1988; published online March 2012.

Book. Subjects: History of Law. 318 pages.

Few legal institutions developed solely under the Roman Empire, but there is one which can provide a rare illustration of the emperors' involvement in building private law: although Roman...

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General Theory of Norms

Hans Kelsen.

March 1991; published online March 2012.

Book. Subjects: Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law. 528 pages.

Hans Kelsen is considered by many to be one of the foremost legal thinkers of the twentieth century. He made important contributions to many areas, but especially to legal theory and...

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Property and Justice

J. W. Harris.

January 2002; published online January 2010.

Book. Subjects: Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law. 416 pages.

When philosophers put forward claims for or against ‘property’, it is often unclear whether they are talking about the same thing that lawyers mean by ‘property’. Likewise, when lawyers...

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Markets, Morals, and the Law

Jules L. Coleman.

September 2002; published online January 2010.

Book. Subjects: Competition Law. 414 pages.

This book shows how traditional problems of philosophy can be understood more clearly when considered in terms of law, economics, and political science. The discussion is divided into four...

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