Toward a New Legal Common Sense

Law, Globalization, and Emancipation

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Author: Boaventura de Sousa Santos

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780406949974

Category: Law

Page: 565

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The text emphasises a need for reconstruction of legality based on locality, nationality and globality.

Another Production is Possible

Beyond the Capitalist Canon

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Author: Boaventura de Sousa Santos

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781844670789

Category: Political Science

Page: 488

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A meticulous examination of new forms of the conflict between capital and labor, and the emergence of new labor solidarities across the developing world.

Voices of the World

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Author: Boaventura de Sousa Santos

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 484

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Volume 4 in the acclaimed series Reinventing Social Emancipation, it assembles first-person narratives from Africa, Asia and Latin America. Wide-ranging explorations of social struggle and progressive politics, these diverse and immediate accounts together provide a powerful invitation to rethink the progressive Left tradition.

Another Knowledge is Possible

Beyond Northern Epistemologies

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Author: Boaventura de Sousa Santos

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 447

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Another Knowledge Is Possible explores the struggles against moral and cultural imperialism and neoliberal globalization that have taken place over the past few decades.

Democratizing Democracy

Beyond the Liberal Democratic Canon

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Author: Boaventura de Sousa Santos

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781844671472

Category: Political Science

Page: 477

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The first volume of the collection Reinventing Social Emancipation: Towards New Manifestos.

Common Sense Economics

What Everyone Should Know About Wealth and Prosperity

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Author: James D. Gwartney

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 125010694X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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The fully revised and updated third edition of the classic Common Sense Economics.

Decolonising the University

The Challenge of Deep Cognitive Justice

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Author: Boaventura de Sousa Santos

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 152750946X

Category: Education

Page: 481

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At each particular historical moment, the university appears as a heavy and rigid structure resisting changes, whereas, throughout time, it has actually undergone profound transformation. Often such changes have been drastic and almost always provoked by factors external to the university, be they of a religious, political or economic nature. This book explores the nature and dynamics of the transformation that the university is undergoing today. It argues that some of the projects of reform currently under way are so radical that the question of the future of the university may well turn into the question of whether the university has a future. A specific feature of this inquiry is the realisation that questioning the future of the university involves questioning its past as well.

Commonsense Justice

Jurors' Notions of the Law

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Author: Norman J. FINKEL,Norman J Finkel

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674036875

Category: Law

Page: 400

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A Wrinkle in Time

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Author: Madeleine L'Engle

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 9781429915649

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 216

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Madeleine L'Engle's ground-breaking science fiction and fantasy classic, soon to be a major motion picture. It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger. "Wild nights are my glory," the unearthly stranger told them. "I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me sit down for a moment, and then I'll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract." A tesseract (in case the reader doesn't know) is a wrinkle in time. To tell more would rob the reader of the enjoyment of Miss L'Engle's unusual book. A Wrinkle in Time, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, is the story of the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O'Keefe (athlete, student, and one of the most popular boys in high school). They are in search of Meg's father, a scientist who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government on the tesseract problem. A Wrinkle in Time is the winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal. It is the first book in The Time Quintet, which consists of A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, and An Acceptable Time. A Wrinkle in Time is soon to be a movie from Disney, directed by Ava DuVernay, starring Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling. This title has Common Core connections. Books by Madeleine L'Engle A Wrinkle in Time Quintet A Wrinkle in Time A Wind in the Door A Swiftly Tilting Planet Many Waters An Acceptable Time A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel by Madeleine L'Engle; adapted & illustrated by Hope Larson Intergalactic P.S. 3 by Madeleine L'Engle; illustrated by Hope Larson: A standalone story set in the world of A Wrinkle in Time. The Austin Family Chronicles Meet the Austins (Volume 1) The Moon by Night (Volume 2) The Young Unicorns (Volume 3) A Ring of Endless Light (Volume 4) A Newbery Honor book! Troubling a Star (Volume 5) The Polly O'Keefe books The Arm of the Starfish Dragons in the Waters A House Like a Lotus And Both Were Young Camilla The Joys of Love

Only Ever Yours

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Author: Louise O'Neill

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN: 1623654556

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 398

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Where women are created for the pleasure of men, beauty is the first duty of every girl. In Louise O'Neill's world of Only Every Yours women are no longer born naturally, girls (called "eves") are raised in Schools and trained in the arts of pleasing men until they come of age. Freida and Isabel are best friends. Now, aged sixteen and in their final year, they expect to be selected as companions--wives to powerful men. All they have to do is ensure they stay in the top ten beautiful girls in their year. The alternatives--life as a concubine, or a chastity (teaching endless generations of girls)--are too horrible to contemplate. But as the intensity of final year takes hold, the pressure to be perfect mounts. Isabel starts to self-destruct, putting her beauty--her only asset--in peril. And then into this sealed female environment, the boys arrive, eager to choose a bride. Freida must fight for her future--even if it means betraying the only friend, the only love, she has ever known.

The Death of Common Sense

How Law is Suffocating America

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Author: Philip K. Howard

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: 0812982746

Category: Law

Page: 244

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In this attack on legal regulations and bureaucratic red tape, a corporate lawyer shows how rules interfere with common sense and have taken away citizens' power to make decisions.

The Commonsense of Political Economy

Volume One

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Author: Philip H. Wicksteed

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136510303

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

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First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Uncommon Sense

Economic Insights, from Marriage to Terrorism

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Author: Gary S. Becker,Richard A. Posner

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226041034

Category: Law

Page: 384

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On December 5, 2004, the still-developing blogosphere took one of its biggest steps toward mainstream credibility, as Nobel Prize–winning economist Gary S. Becker and renowned jurist and legal scholar Richard A. Posner announced the formation of the Becker-Posner Blog. In no time, the blog had established a wide readership and reputation as a reliable source of lively, thought-provoking commentary on current events, its pithy and profound weekly essays highlighting the value of economic reasoning when applied to unexpected topics. Uncommon Sense gathers the most important and innovative entries from the blog, arranged by topic, along with updates and even reconsiderations when subsequent events have shed new light on a question. Whether it’s Posner making the economic case for the legalization of gay marriage, Becker arguing in favor of the sale of human organs for transplant, or even the pair of scholars vigorously disagreeing about the utility of collective punishment, the writing is always clear, the interplay energetic, and the resulting discussion deeply informed and intellectually substantial. To have a single thinker of the stature of a Becker or Posner addressing questions of this nature would make for fascinating reading; to have both, writing and responding to each other, is an exceptionally rare treat. With Uncommon Sense, they invite the adventurous reader to join them on a whirlwind intellectual journey. All they ask is that you leave your preconceptions behind.

Smith, Currie and Hancock's Common Sense Construction Law

A Practical Guide for the Construction Professional

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Author: Thomas J. Kelleher, Jr.,John M. Mastin,Ronald G. Robey,Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118858158

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 896

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Cut through the legalese to truly understand construction law Smith, Currie & Hancock's Common Sense Construction Law is a guide for non-lawyers, presenting a practical introduction to the significant legal topics and questions affecting the construction industry. Now in its fifth edition, this useful guide has been updated to reflect the most current developments in the field, with new information on Public Private Partnerships, international construction projects, and more. Readers will find full guidance toward the new forms being produced by the AIA, AGC, and EJDC, including a full review, comparison to the old forms, areas of concern, and advice for transitioning to the new forms. The companion website features samples of these documents for ease of reference, and end of chapter summaries and checklists help readers make use of the concepts in practice. The updated instructor support material includes scenario exercises, sample curriculum, student problems, and notes highlighting the key points student responses should contain. Construction is one of the nation's single largest industries, but its fractured nature and vast economic performance leave it heavily dependent upon construction law for proper functioning. This book is a plain-English guide to how state and federal law affects the business, with practical advice on avoiding disputes and liability. Understand construction law without wading through legal theory Get information on an emerging method of funding large-scale projects Parse the complexities presented by international and overseas projects Migrate to the new AIA, AGC, and EJDC forms smoothly and confidently This book doesn't cover legal theory or serve as a lawyer's guide to case law and commentary – its strength is the clear, unaffected common-sense approach that caters to the construction professional's perspective. For a better understanding of construction law, Smith, Currie & Hancock's Common Sense Construction Law is an efficient reference.

Principles For A Free Society

Reconciling Individual Liberty With The Common Good

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Author: Richard A. Epstein,A Epstein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780786748754

Category: Political Science

Page: 364

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The country's leading libertarian scholar sets forth the essential principles for a legal system that best balances individual liberty versus the common good.

If God Were a Human Rights Activist

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Author: Boaventura de Sousa Santos

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804795037

Category: Political Science

Page: 152

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We live in a time when the most appalling social injustices and unjust human sufferings no longer seem to generate the moral indignation and the political will needed both to combat them effectively and to create a more just and fair society. If God Were a Human Rights Activist aims to strengthen the organization and the determination of all those who have not given up the struggle for a better society, and specifically those that have done so under the banner of human rights. It discusses the challenges to human rights arising from religious movements and political theologies that claim the presence of religion in the public sphere. Increasingly globalized, such movements and the theologies sustaining them promote discourses of human dignity that rival, and often contradict, the one underlying secular human rights. Conventional or hegemonic human rights thinking lacks the necessary theoretical and analytical tools to position itself in relation to such movements and theologies; even worse, it does not understand the importance of doing so. It applies the same abstract recipe across the board, hoping that thereby the nature of alternative discourses and ideologies will be reduced to local specificities with no impact on the universal canon of human rights. As this strategy proves increasingly lacking, this book aims to demonstrate that only a counter-hegemonic conception of human rights can adequately face such challenges.