The New Books List for February 1-15 is now available on the Law Library web site. Click here to view the entire list. It includes all new books at the Law Library as well as law-related books all across campus. Here are some titles of interest:
Law, order and freedom: a historical introduction to legal philosophy / editors, Cees Maris, Frans Jacobs ; translated by Jacques de Ville. -- Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, c2011
K230 .L39 2011 and e-book -- Law Library (Myron Taylor Hall)
Law, Order and Freedom gives an account of the history of Western legal history and philosophy. It focuses on law as a system of norms which aspires to provide a fair balance between order and freedom.
Organising the firm: theories of commercial law, corporate governance and corporate law / Petri Mäntysaari. -- Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, 2012.
K1005 .M36 2012 and e-book -- Law Library (Myron Taylor Hall)
Commercial law, the law of corporate governance, and corporate law all share the same problem: they lack a proper theoretical basis. The purpose of this book is to discuss the reasons for the absence of theories in present research, and to develop a theoretical framework for commercial law, the law of corporate governance, and corporate law. They key to the proposed theoretical framework is the choice of the perspective of the firm in commercial law and corporate governance.
Human dignity in bioethics and law / Charles Foster. -- Oxford : Hart, 2011.
K3249 .F67x 2011 -- Law Library (Myron Taylor Hall)
Beginnings -- A short history of dignity -- Defining and dissecting dignity -- "Dignity is useless" -- What do non-philosophers and non-lawyers mean by dignity? -- Taking stock of the view from the academy and the ward -- Dignity in the courtroom : general overview -- Consent, confidentiality, privacy, medical research and resources -- Human enhancement and cloning technologies -- Reproductive choice and the unborn -- The end of life -- The use and abuse of body parts.
End of negotiable instruments: bringing payment systems law out of the past / James Steven Rogers. -- Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2012.
KF957 .R64 2012 -- Law Library (Myron Taylor Hall)
The sorry state of modern payment systems law -- The puzzling persistence of the law of checks and notes -- Paperless paper -- Reports of the death of the holder in due course doctrine are greatly exaggerated -- A visit to the museum of negotiable instruments law -- The bank always loses -- Are checks ever transferred? -- What would a modern law of promissory notes look like? -- What would a modern law of checks look like? -- Overcoming the past.
Freedom of information reform in China: information flow analysis / Weibing Xiao. -- Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2012.
KNQ2476 .X53 2012 -- Law Library (Myron Taylor Hall)
Freedom of Information (FOI) in China is often perceived as a recent and intriguing phenomenon. This book presents a more complex and detailed understanding of the evolution of FOI in China, using information flow analysis to explore the gradual development of government receptivity to FOI in an information environment through time.
You can click on the underlined title to go to the online catalog entry for that book. And then click on "Long View" near the top of that screen for more information, usually chapter titles and authors, and subject headings. For e-book version, click on "e-book" for that title.
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