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Books > Law > Laws of other jurisdictions & general law > Private, property, family law > Personal property law > General

Property Rights & Economic Development (Hardcover): Van Property Rights & Economic Development (Hardcover)
Van
R3,345 Discovery Miles 33 450 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The assumption that a positive relationship exists between standardized property rights and economic development is upheld widely in most Southeast Asian and Pacific societies. Using an interdisciplinary approach and case studies, these papers assess the economic impact of standardized property rights on the land and natural resources in Southeast Asia and Oceania. Anthropological and sociological analyses of the relationship indicate a positive correlation may be difficult to sustain.

The Foreclosure Echo - How the Hardest Hit Have Been Left Out of the Economic Recovery (Paperback): Linda E. Fisher, Judith Fox The Foreclosure Echo - How the Hardest Hit Have Been Left Out of the Economic Recovery (Paperback)
Linda E. Fisher, Judith Fox
R725 Discovery Miles 7 250 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Foreclosure Echo tells the story of the ordinary people whose quest for the American dream was crushed in the foreclosure crisis when they were threatened with losing their homes. The authors, Linda E. Fisher and Judith Fox - each with decades of experience defending low-to-moderate-income people from foreclosure and predatory lending practices - have employed a range of legal, economic, and social-science research to document these stories, showing not only how people experienced the crisis, but also how lenders and public institutions failed to protect them. The book also describes the ongoing effects of the crisis - including vacant land and abandoned buildings - and how these conditions have exacerbated the economic plight of millions of people who lost their homes and have increased inequality across the country. This book should be read by anyone who wants to understand the fallout of the last financial crisis and learn what we can do now to avoid another one.

Personal Property Law (Paperback, 4th Revised edition): Michael Bridge Personal Property Law (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)
Michael Bridge
R938 Discovery Miles 9 380 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

What type of right is a property right? How are items of property classified for legal purposes? In this revised edition of Personal Property Law, Michael Bridge provides answers to these fundamental questions of property law. His critical analysis includes new material on insolvency, in particular the anti-deprivation principle and the pari passu rule, as well as comprehensive accounts of recent case law (OBG v Allan, Yearworth, and Datastream,) and statutory developments. Widely considered to be the best short introduction to English personal property law, Bridge constructs an authoritative and systematic summary of this complex field for readers approaching the subject for the first time. It focuses on the acquisition, loss, transfer, and protection of interests in personal property law, and specific topics include: ownership and possession; treatment of the separate contributions of the common law and equity to modern personal property law; discussion of modes of transfer; the means of protecting property interests; the resolution of disputes concerning title to personal property; the grant of security interests, and the issues arising out of the transformation and mixing of tangible personal property.

Being and Owning - The Body, Bodily Material, and the Law (Hardcover): Jesse Wall Being and Owning - The Body, Bodily Material, and the Law (Hardcover)
Jesse Wall
R2,185 Discovery Miles 21 850 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

When part of a person's body is separated from them, or when a person dies, it is unclear what legal status the item of bodily material is able to obtain. A 'no property rule' which states that there is no property in the human body was first recorded in an English judgment in 1882. Claims based on property rights in the human body and its parts have failed on the basis that the human body is not the subject of property. Despite a recent series of exceptions to the 'no property rule', the law still has no clear answer as to the legal status of the body or its material. In this book, Wall examines the appropriate legal status of bodily material, and in doing so, develops a way for the law to address disputes over the use and storage of bodily material that, contrary to the current trend, resists the application of property law. Wall assesses when a person ought to be able to possess, control, use, or profit from, his or her own bodily material or the bodily material of another person. Bodily material may be valuable because it retains a functional unity with the body or is a material resource that is in short supply. With this in mind, Wall measures the extent to which property law can represent the rights and duties that protects the entitlement that a person may exercise in bodily material, and identifies the limits to the appropriate application of property law. An alternative to property law is developed with reference to the right of bodily integrity and the right to privacy.

A Practical Approach to Landlord and Tenant (Paperback, 8th Revised edition): Simon Garner, Alexandra Frith A Practical Approach to Landlord and Tenant (Paperback, 8th Revised edition)
Simon Garner, Alexandra Frith
R1,875 Discovery Miles 18 750 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The A Practical Approach series is the perfect partner for practice work. Each title focuses on one field of the law, providing a comprehensive overview of the subject together with clear, practical advice and tips on issues likely to arise in practice. The books are also an excellent resource for those new to the law, where the expert overview and clear layout promote clarity and ease of understanding. Now in its eighth edition, A Practical Approach to Landlord and Tenant continues to provide a comprehensive and systematic guide to the particularly complex principles and practice of landlord and tenant law. Condensing the case law and statutory codes into one manageable volume, this book provides a valuable, user-friendly introduction for lawyers and students alike. The authors explain the fundamentals of landlord and tenant law, providing a broad coverage from creating a tenancy through to termination. Offering extensive treatment of both the common law and statutory codes, this book provides detailed analysis of areas such as leases, tenancy, assignment and subletting, agricultural holdings, business tenancies, and eviction. The eighth edition has been comprehensively updated to cover all recent developments in landlord and tenant law. It considers the requirements on landlords defined in the Deregulation Act 2015, as well as the developments on the seizing of tenant's assets as contained in the Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery Procedure (CRAR) 2014. This edition provides an overview of the effect that the provisions of the Immigration Act 2016, and the Housing and Planning Act 2016 will have on residential tenancies in England. It also reflects on the impact of new case law, such as the advances in the tenancy deposit protection scheme as well as changes to business and assured tenancies. Very much a practical guide, this title makes frequent use of examples, checklists, forms and precedents, specifically designed to assist the busy professional and student. A Practical Approach to Landlord and Tenant is an indispensable resource for those working in this field.

Property and the Law of Finders (Hardcover): Robin Hickey Property and the Law of Finders (Hardcover)
Robin Hickey
R1,826 Discovery Miles 18 260 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is the first book to explain the body of English law that surrounds the question "Are finders keepers?" This most simple of questions has long evaded a satisfactory legal answer. Generally, it seems to have been accepted that a finder acquires a property right in the object of his or her find and can protect it from subsequent interference, but even this turns out to be the baldest statement of principle, resting on obscure and confused authority. This full-length treatment of finders sets them in their legal-historical context, focusing on a fascinating area of law lying at the crossroads of crime, obligations, and property. That, on the same facts, a finder might be a thief, a bailee, and/or a property right holder has clouded conceptual analysis and prevented the simple stating of rules about finding. Nonetheless, when the applicable doctrines and policies of property law, particularly the central concept of possession, are explored and understood in the light of countervailing rules of crime and tort, it can be argued confidently that, despite centuries of doubt and confusion, English law has succeeded in producing a body of law that is theoretically and practically coherent. Property and the Law of Finders makes this argument. It is an important source of information for anyone interested in the law of personal property and also for those with broader concerns about the evolution of common law concepts.

Proprietary Security in Movable Assets (Hardcover, New): Ulrich Drobnig, Ole Boeger Proprietary Security in Movable Assets (Hardcover, New)
Ulrich Drobnig, Ole Boeger
R7,295 Discovery Miles 72 950 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Study Group on a European Civil Code has taken upon itself the task of drafting common European principles for the most important aspects of the law of obligations and for certain parts of the law of property in movables which are especially relevant for the functioning of the common market.
Like the Commission on European Contract Law's "Principles of European Contract Law," the results of the research conducted by the Study Group on a European Civil Code seek to advance the process of Europeanization of private law. Among other topics the series tackles sales and service contracts, distribution contracts and security rights, renting contracts and loan agreements, negotiorum gestio, delicts and unjustified enrichment law, transfer of property, and trust law.
The principles furnish each of the national jurisdictions a grid of reference. They can be agreed upon by the parties within the framework of the rules of private international law. They may provide a stimulus to both the national and European legislator for molding private law. Beyond this, they aim to further discussion about the creation of a European Civil Code, or a Common Frame of Reference in the area of patrimonial law, by submitting a concrete model.
The "Principles of European Law" are published in co-operation with Bruylant (Belgium), Oxford University Press (United Kingdom) and Staempfli Publishers Ltd. (Switzerland).

Unclaimed Property - A Reporting Process and Audit Survival Guide (Hardcover): Tracey L. Reid Unclaimed Property - A Reporting Process and Audit Survival Guide (Hardcover)
Tracey L. Reid
R1,550 R1,410 Discovery Miles 14 100 Save R140 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Unclaimed Property: A Reporting Process and Audit Survival Guide" breaks the unclaimed property process down into manageable steps that you can either handle on your own or with the help of a professional in the field. Author Tracey Reid presents a thorough introduction to every aspect of unclaimed property laws, clarifying what unclaimed property is, how the escheat laws apply to your particular circumstance, and how you can bring your enterprise into compliance with the least amount of manpower and cash outlay possible.

Principles of European Law - Acquisition and Loss of Ownership of Goods (Hardcover, New): Brigitta Lurger, Wolfgang Faber Principles of European Law - Acquisition and Loss of Ownership of Goods (Hardcover, New)
Brigitta Lurger, Wolfgang Faber
R13,685 Discovery Miles 136 850 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Study Group on a European Civil Code has taken upon itself the task of drafting common European principles for the most important aspects of the law of obligations and for certain parts of the law of property in movables which are especially relevant for the functioning of the common market. Like the Commission on European Contract Law's Principles of European Contract Law, the results of the research conducted by the Study Group on a European Civil Code seek to advance the process of Europeanisation of private law. Among other topics the series tackles sales and service contracts, distribution contracts and security rights, renting contracts and loan agreements, negotiorum gestio, delicts and unjustified enrichment law, transfer of property, and trust law. The principles furnish each of the national jurisdictions a grid reference. They can be agreed upon by the parties within the framework of the rules of private international law. They may provide a stimulus to both the national and European legislator for moulding private law. Beyond this, they aim to further discussion about the creation of a European Civil Code, or a Common Frame of Reference in the area of patrimonial law, by submitting a concrete model. The Principles of European Law are published in co-operation with Bruylant (Belgium), Sellier (Germany), and Staempfli Publishers Ltd. (Switzerland).

Protection of Informational Privacy (Paperback): Peter Blume Protection of Informational Privacy (Paperback)
Peter Blume
R1,355 R1,143 Discovery Miles 11 430 Save R212 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Protection of personal data is one of the most important aspects of IT law. It includes basic issues within both public and private law. A satisfactory legal regulation is essential for the further development of the information society. This book reviews the basic features of data protection law and considers the fundamental concept of informational privacy. The different issues are discussed on the basis of the international literature and the international legal instruments with directive 95/46 EC as the primary source. The discussion takes its starting point in Danish law as an example of national regulation and is then expanded taking an international perspective. The eight chapters cover: the individual and privacy; principles and rights; the legal environment; IT privacy; selected topics (public and private sector); transborder data flow; the surveilled society; the future of data protection.

Liability for Wrongful Interferences with Chattels (Hardcover, New): Simon Douglas Liability for Wrongful Interferences with Chattels (Hardcover, New)
Simon Douglas
R2,227 Discovery Miles 22 270 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The book examines the protection of property rights in chattels through the law of torts, focusing on the four actions of conversion, detinue, trespass and negligence. Traditionally these actions have been governed by arcane divisions which have led to unnecessary complexity and arbitrariness. The principal argument made in the book is that significant developments in the modern law point towards abolition of these arcane divisions and permit the chattel torts to be understood by reference to a coherent and justifiable structure. It is argued that the only division which should be drawn in the modern chattel torts is between intentional interferences with chattels, where liability is strict, and unintentional interferences with chattels, where liability is fault based. In order to demonstrate this structure it is first argued that the actions of conversion, detinue and trespass amount, in substance, to a single cause of action which imposes strict liability for the intentional interference with another's chattel. It is then argued that the tort of negligence recognises a fault-based cause of action for the unintentional interference with another's chattel. It is further argued that this basic structure, unlike the arcane divisions which have traditionally governed this area of law, can be justified.

Legacies for Libraries - A Practical Guide to Planned Giving (Paperback): Legacies for Libraries - A Practical Guide to Planned Giving (Paperback)
R1,523 R1,361 Discovery Miles 13 610 Save R162 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Planned giving is an important piece of the money-raising puzzle. This handy and authoritative reference on estate tax planning and charitable giving offers the "how-to's" for librarians seeking to raise funds through planned gifts.

Development experts Smith and Lehrer draw a road map for libraries to:

-- Make their way through the complicated process of planned giving

-- Share the vision of the library's future with potential donors

-- Learn how to communicate the win-win benefits of charitable gift giving

Property Law 2020-2021 (Paperback, 13th Revised edition): Robert Abbey, Mark Richards Property Law 2020-2021 (Paperback, 13th Revised edition)
Robert Abbey, Mark Richards
R1,046 Discovery Miles 10 460 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Property Law is the perfect companion to guide you through the intricacies of the conveyancing process. Drawing on the authors' considerable experience of legal practice, and suitable for use on courses with either a residential or a commercial conveyancing focus, this book offers lively and accessible explanations of often complex processes. With highly practical guidance on how to approach each stage of a conveyancing transaction in practice, this book is ideal for use as a core text on the Legal Practice Course or as a valuable source of reference where knowledge of the conveyancing process is essential. Online Resources This book is also supported by online resources, which include: - Multiple choice questions - Case study documentation - Guide to completing prescribed clauses in leases - Problem questions and answer guidance - Interactive timelines - Additional chapter: Commonhold - Lists of wider reading and websites for further information - Figures from the book

The Digital Person - Technology and Privacy in the Information Age (Paperback, New Ed): Daniel J. Solove The Digital Person - Technology and Privacy in the Information Age (Paperback, New Ed)
Daniel J. Solove
R641 R544 Discovery Miles 5 440 Save R97 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

View the Table of Contents.
Read the Introduction.

aThis comprehensive analysis of privacy in the information age challenges traditional assumptions that breeches of privacy through the development of electronic dossiers involve the invasion of oneas private space.a
--"Choice"

"The Digital Person challenges the existing ways in which law and legal theory approach the social, political, and legal implications of the collection and use of personal information in computer databases. Solove's book is ambitious, and represents the most important publication in the field of information privacy law for some years."
--"Georgetown Law Journal"

"Anyone concerned with preserving privacy against technology's growing intrusiveness will find this book enlightening."
--"Publishers Weekly"

"Solove . . . truly understands the intersection of law and technology. This book is a fascinating journey into the almost surreal ways personal information is hoarded, used, and abused in the digital age."
--"The Wall Street Journal"

"Daniel Solove is one of the most energetic and creative scholars writing about privacy today. The Digital Person is an important contribution to the privacy debate, and Solove's discussion of the harms of what he calls 'digital dossiers' is invaluable."
--Jeffrey Rosen, author of "The Unwanted Gaze" and "The Naked Crowd"

"Powerful theme."
--"Privacy Journal"

"This is not only a book you should read, but you should make sure your friends read it."
--"IEEE Review"

"Solove offers a book that is both comprehensive and easy to understand, discussing the changes that technology has brought to our concept of privacy. An excellentstarting point for much needed discussion."
--"Law Technology News"

"An unusually perceptive discussion of one of the most vexing problems of the digital age--our loss of control over our personal information. It's a fascinating journey into the almost surreal ways personal information is hoarded, used, and abused in the digital age. I recommend his book highly."
--Bruce Schneier

"Solove's book is the best exposition thus far about the threat that computer databases containing personal data about millions of Americans poses for information privacy."
--Pamela Samuelson, Chancellor's Professor of Law and Information Management at the University of California, Berkeley

"Solove drives his points home through considerable reconfiguration of the basic argument. Rather than casting blame or urging retreat to a precomputer database era, the solution is seen in informing individuals, challenging data collectors, and bringing the law up-to-date."
--"Choice"

"If you want to find out what a mess the law of privacy is, how it got that way, and whether there is hope for the future, then read this book."
--"Legal Times"

"Solove evaluates the shortcomings of current approaches to privacy as well as some useful and controversial ideas for striking a new balance. Anyone who deals with privacy matters will find a lot ot consider."
--"DM News"

"Solove's treatment of this particular facet is thoughtful, thorough, concise, and occasionally laced with humor. The present volume gives us reason to look forward to his future contributions."
--"The Law and Politics Book Review"

"Solove's book is useful, particularly as an overview on how these private and governmentdatabases grew in sophistication and now interact with one another."
--"Christian Science Monitor"

"A far-reaching examination of how digital dossiers are shaping our lives. Daniel Solove has persuasively reconceptualized privacy for the digital age. A must-read."
--Paul Schwartz, Brooklyn Law School

"The Digital Person is a detailed and approachable resource on privacy issues and the laws that affect them."
--"IT Conversations"

Seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day, electronic databases are compiling information about you. As you surf the Internet, an unprecedented amount of your personal information is being recorded and preserved forever in the digital minds of computers. For each individual, these databases create a profile of activities, interests, and preferences used to investigate backgrounds, check credit, market products, and make a wide variety of decisions affecting our lives. The creation and use of these databases--which Daniel J. Solove calls "digital dossiers"--has thus far gone largely unchecked. In this startling account of new technologies for gathering and using personal data, Solove explains why digital dossiers pose a grave threat to our privacy.

The Digital Person sets forth a new understanding of what privacy is, one that is appropriate for the new challenges of the Information Age. Solove recommends how the law can be reformed to simultaneously protect our privacy and allow us to enjoy the benefits of our increasingly digital world.

The first volume in the series EX MACHINA: LAW, TECHNOLOGY, AND SOCIETY

Boundaries of Personal Property - Shares and Sub-Shares (Hardcover, New): Arianna Pretto Boundaries of Personal Property - Shares and Sub-Shares (Hardcover, New)
Arianna Pretto
R2,366 Discovery Miles 23 660 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This study of the boundaries of personal property has an inward and an outward perspective, with the intellectual emphasis on the latter. The inward-looking inquiry considers shares as items of personal property. Nowadays those who think of themselves as shareholders often stand one step removed from the share itself. They hold what this book christens a sub-share. This part of the book asks in what sense shares and sub-shares can be conceived to be things, how those things are alienated, and how they are protected in litigation. The outward-looking inquiry then asks whether personal property can be contemplated as a sub-category of the law of things and, more particularly, as the law of all things locatable in space, alienable, or vindicable in court. The outward inquiry considers three boundaries. Within the law of property the line between realty and personalty proves relatively uncontroversial; the second boundary lies between property and obligations; the third between wealth and non-wealth. The second boundary is the main concern. Respect for it necessitates a differentiation between the law of property in the strict sense and the all-encompassing law of wealth, even where the consequence might be to exclude shares and sub-shares from the law of property. In maintaining the value of careful proprietary taxonomy and in reviving the underlying concepts on which it depends, this book opposes modern scepticism as to the possibility and desirability of precision in legal classification. In these commitments it could fairly be styled a post-modern study of personal property. Winner of the SLS Birks Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship 2006 - Second Prize.

The Digital Person - Technology and Privacy in the Information Age (Hardcover): Daniel J. Solove The Digital Person - Technology and Privacy in the Information Age (Hardcover)
Daniel J. Solove
R2,080 R1,651 Discovery Miles 16 510 Save R429 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

View the Table of Contents.
Read the Introduction.

aThis comprehensive analysis of privacy in the information age challenges traditional assumptions that breeches of privacy through the development of electronic dossiers involve the invasion of oneas private space.a
--"Choice"

"The Digital Person challenges the existing ways in which law and legal theory approach the social, political, and legal implications of the collection and use of personal information in computer databases. Solove's book is ambitious, and represents the most important publication in the field of information privacy law for some years."
--"Georgetown Law Journal"

"Anyone concerned with preserving privacy against technology's growing intrusiveness will find this book enlightening."
--"Publishers Weekly"

"Solove . . . truly understands the intersection of law and technology. This book is a fascinating journey into the almost surreal ways personal information is hoarded, used, and abused in the digital age."
--"The Wall Street Journal"

"Daniel Solove is one of the most energetic and creative scholars writing about privacy today. The Digital Person is an important contribution to the privacy debate, and Solove's discussion of the harms of what he calls 'digital dossiers' is invaluable."
--Jeffrey Rosen, author of "The Unwanted Gaze" and "The Naked Crowd"

"Powerful theme."
--"Privacy Journal"

"This is not only a book you should read, but you should make sure your friends read it."
--"IEEE Review"

"Solove offers a book that is both comprehensive and easy to understand, discussing the changes that technology has brought to our concept of privacy. An excellentstarting point for much needed discussion."
--"Law Technology News"

"An unusually perceptive discussion of one of the most vexing problems of the digital age--our loss of control over our personal information. It's a fascinating journey into the almost surreal ways personal information is hoarded, used, and abused in the digital age. I recommend his book highly."
--Bruce Schneier

"Solove's book is the best exposition thus far about the threat that computer databases containing personal data about millions of Americans poses for information privacy."
--Pamela Samuelson, Chancellor's Professor of Law and Information Management at the University of California, Berkeley

"Solove drives his points home through considerable reconfiguration of the basic argument. Rather than casting blame or urging retreat to a precomputer database era, the solution is seen in informing individuals, challenging data collectors, and bringing the law up-to-date."
--"Choice"

"If you want to find out what a mess the law of privacy is, how it got that way, and whether there is hope for the future, then read this book."
--"Legal Times"

"Solove evaluates the shortcomings of current approaches to privacy as well as some useful and controversial ideas for striking a new balance. Anyone who deals with privacy matters will find a lot ot consider."
--"DM News"

"Solove's treatment of this particular facet is thoughtful, thorough, concise, and occasionally laced with humor. The present volume gives us reason to look forward to his future contributions."
--"The Law and Politics Book Review"

"Solove's book is useful, particularly as an overview on how these private and governmentdatabases grew in sophistication and now interact with one another."
--"Christian Science Monitor"

"A far-reaching examination of how digital dossiers are shaping our lives. Daniel Solove has persuasively reconceptualized privacy for the digital age. A must-read."
--Paul Schwartz, Brooklyn Law School

"The Digital Person is a detailed and approachable resource on privacy issues and the laws that affect them."
--"IT Conversations"

Seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day, electronic databases are compiling information about you. As you surf the Internet, an unprecedented amount of your personal information is being recorded and preserved forever in the digital minds of computers. For each individual, these databases create a profile of activities, interests, and preferences used to investigate backgrounds, check credit, market products, and make a wide variety of decisions affecting our lives. The creation and use of these databases--which Daniel J. Solove calls "digital dossiers"--has thus far gone largely unchecked. In this startling account of new technologies for gathering and using personal data, Solove explains why digital dossiers pose a grave threat to our privacy.

The Digital Person sets forth a new understanding of what privacy is, one that is appropriate for the new challenges of the Information Age. Solove recommends how the law can be reformed to simultaneously protect our privacy and allow us to enjoy the benefits of our increasingly digital world.

The first volume in the series EX MACHINA: LAW, TECHNOLOGY, AND SOCIETY

A Practical Guide to Rights Over Airspace and Subsoil (Paperback): Daniel Gatty A Practical Guide to Rights Over Airspace and Subsoil (Paperback)
Daniel Gatty 1
R1,443 Discovery Miles 14 430 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Public Interest, Private Property - Law and Planning Policy in Canada (Paperback): Anneke Smit, Marcia Valiante Public Interest, Private Property - Law and Planning Policy in Canada (Paperback)
Anneke Smit, Marcia Valiante
R644 R568 Discovery Miles 5 680 Save R76 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The book will be of interest to policy makers and planners and to students and scholars in law, planning, geography, and sociology.

The Foreclosure Echo - How the Hardest Hit Have Been Left Out of the Economic Recovery (Hardcover): Linda E. Fisher, Judith Fox The Foreclosure Echo - How the Hardest Hit Have Been Left Out of the Economic Recovery (Hardcover)
Linda E. Fisher, Judith Fox
R2,418 Discovery Miles 24 180 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Foreclosure Echo tells the story of the ordinary people whose quest for the American dream was crushed in the foreclosure crisis when they were threatened with losing their homes. The authors, Linda E. Fisher and Judith Fox - each with decades of experience defending low-to-moderate-income people from foreclosure and predatory lending practices - have employed a range of legal, economic, and social-science research to document these stories, showing not only how people experienced the crisis, but also how lenders and public institutions failed to protect them. The book also describes the ongoing effects of the crisis - including vacant land and abandoned buildings - and how these conditions have exacerbated the economic plight of millions of people who lost their homes and have increased inequality across the country. This book should be read by anyone who wants to understand the fallout of the last financial crisis and learn what we can do now to avoid another one.

A History of Water Rights at Common Law (Paperback, Revised): Joshua Getzler A History of Water Rights at Common Law (Paperback, Revised)
Joshua Getzler
R1,797 Discovery Miles 17 970 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Water resources were central to England's precocious economic development in the thirteenth and sixteenth centuries, and then again in the industrial, transport, and urban revolutions of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Each of these periods saw a great deal of legal conflict over water rights, often between domestic, agricultural, and manufacturing interests competing for access to flowing water. From 1750 the common-law courts developed a large but unstable body of legal doctrine, specifying strong property rights in flowing water attached to riparian possession, and also limited rights to surface and underground waters.
The new water doctrines were built from older concepts of common goods and the natural rights of ownership, deriving from Roman and Civilian law, together with the English sources of Bracton and Blackstone. Water law is one of the most Romanesque parts of English law, demonstrating the extent to which Common and Civilian law have commingled. Water law stands as a refutation of the still-common belief that English and European law parted ways irreversibly in the twelfth century. Getzler also describes the economic as well as the legal history of water use from early times, and examines the classical problem of the relationship between law and economic development. He suggests that water law was shaped both by the impact of technological innovations and by economic ideology, but above all by legalism.

Principles of European Law - Commercial Agency, Franchise, and Distribution Contracts (Hardcover): Martijn Hesselink, Jacobien... Principles of European Law - Commercial Agency, Franchise, and Distribution Contracts (Hardcover)
Martijn Hesselink, Jacobien W. Rutgers, Odavia Bueno Diaz, Manola Scotton, Murial Veldman
R4,825 Discovery Miles 48 250 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Study Group on a European Civil Code has taken upon itself the task of drafting common European principles for the most important aspects of the law of obligations and for certain parts of the law of property in movables which are especially relevant for the functioning of the common market. Like the Commission on European Contract Law's Principles of European Contract Law, the results of the research conducted by the Study Group on a European Civil Code seek to advance the process of Europeanisation of private law. Among other topics the series tackles sales and service contracts, distribution contracts and security rights, renting contracts and loan agreements, negotiorum gestio, delicts and unjustified enrichment law, transfer of property, and trust law. The principles furnish each of the national jurisdictions a grid reference. They can be agreed upon by the parties within the framework of the rules of private international law. They may provide a stimulus to both the national and European legislator for moulding private law. Beyond this, they aim to further discussion about the creation of a European Civil Code, or a Common Frame of Reference in the area of patrimonial law, by submitting a concrete model. The Principles of European Law are published in co-operation with Bruylant (Belgium), Sellier. European Law Publishers (Germany) and Staempfli Publishers Ltd. (Switzerland).

Surprise Heirs II - Illegitimacy, Inheritance Rights, and Public Power in the Formation of Imperial Brazil, 1822-1889... Surprise Heirs II - Illegitimacy, Inheritance Rights, and Public Power in the Formation of Imperial Brazil, 1822-1889 (Hardcover)
Linda Lewin
R2,094 Discovery Miles 20 940 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Focusing on the inheritance rights of people born outside wedlock, this book explores the legal evolution of their rights as Brazil moved from colony to nation. It offers a unique counterpoint to the conventional political history of the Brazilian Empire, which ignores important legal change involving family and inheritance law. The book also provides a new and complementary approach to recent scholarship on the family in nineteenth-century Brazil by using that research as a starting point for examining illegitimacy, marriage, and concubinage from the neglected perspective of legal change. The author's exhaustive study of parliamentary debates reveals how the private sphere of the family acquired fundamental significance in the public discourse of Brazil's imperial legislators. The concluding theme of the book treats the reactionary shift away from liberal reform, the result of the "scandal in the courtroom" that the reform generated.

Surprise Heirs I - Illegitimacy, Patrimonial Rights, and Legal Nationalism in Luso-Brazilian Inheritance, 1750-1821... Surprise Heirs I - Illegitimacy, Patrimonial Rights, and Legal Nationalism in Luso-Brazilian Inheritance, 1750-1821 (Hardcover)
Linda Lewin
R1,700 Discovery Miles 17 000 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book situates the changing patrimonial rights of illegitimate offspring in Brazil within a system of Luso-Brazilian heirship that operated during the final half century of Portuguese colonial rule. Besides offering the first detailed explanation of how the rules of inheritance applied to people born outside wedlock, the book's focus on illegitimacy and patrimony provides a new perspective for assessing how family formation figured broadly in late colonial Brazil's social evolution. Innovatively integrating legal history with recent research on the post-1750 history of the family in Brazil, the book reveals the significance of customary marriage and consensual cohabitation, clerical concubinage, concealed paternity, and foundling wheels for Latin American social organization. By reformulating the private law of family and inheritance, Portuguese legal nationalism transformed the juridical meaning of bastardy and anticipated the emergence of the "surprise heir," who figured so prominently in imperial Brazil's courtroom dramas and novels.

Sumptuary Law in Italy 1200-1500 (Hardcover, New): Catherine Kovesi Killerby Sumptuary Law in Italy 1200-1500 (Hardcover, New)
Catherine Kovesi Killerby
R4,525 Discovery Miles 45 250 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The luxurious spending habits of Italians in the Renaissance are well known. This is the first comprehensive study of the sumptuary laws that attempted to regulate the consumption of luxuries. Catherine Kovesi Killerby provides a chronological, geographical, and thematic survey of more than 300 laws enacted in over 40 cities throughout Italy, and sets them in their social context.

Housing and Property Restitution Rights of Refugees and Displaced Persons - Laws, Cases, and Materials (Hardcover): Scott Leckie Housing and Property Restitution Rights of Refugees and Displaced Persons - Laws, Cases, and Materials (Hardcover)
Scott Leckie
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The legal recognition of the housing, land, and property rights of refugees and displaced persons has expanded steadily in recent years as the realization has grown that securing these rights will be beneficial to long-term peace, stability, economic vitality and justice. This volume, first published in 2007, contains more than 240 of the laws, cases and materials that have been adopted during the past century, which accord those unjustly and arbitrarily displaced from their homes and lands with rights: not simply to return to their countries or places of origin, but to return to the original home, land or property from which they were initially forced to flee. The breadth of the restitution standards found within this volume, combined with selected examples of case law and other materials, are a clear indication that a right to housing, land, and property restitution for refugees and displaced persons has emerged within the global legal domain.

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