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The Jury Crisis

The Jury Crisis

Author: Drury R. Sherrod

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538109540

Category: Law

Page: 192

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Confronting readers with intellectual and moral dilemmas faced by real jurors, The Jury Crisis explores the near collapse of jury trials in America, examines alternative paths to justice and proposes how to restore trial by jury as the trusted foundation of American democracy.

The Dearest Birth Right of the People of England

The Dearest Birth Right of the People of England

Author: John Cairns

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781847313263

Category: Law

Page: 272

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While much fundamental research in the recent past has been devoted to the criminal jury in England to 1800,there has been little work on the nineteenth century, and on the civil jury . This important study fills these obvious gaps in the literature. It also provides a re-assessment of standard issues such as jury lenity or equity, while raising questions about orthodoxies concerning the relationship of the jury to the development of laws of evidence. Moreover, re-assessment of the jury in nineteenth-century England rejects the thesis that juries were squeezed out by judges in favour of market principles. The book contributes a rounded picture of the jury as an institution, considering it in comparison to other modes of fact-finding, its development in both civil and criminal cases, and the significance, both practical and ideological, of its transplantation to North America and Scotland, while opening up new areas of investigation and research. Contributors: John W Cairns Richard D Friedman Joshua Getzler Roger D Groot Philip Handler Daffydd Jenkins Michael Lobban Grant McLeod Maureen Mulholland James C Oldham J R Pole David J Seipp

The American Jury System

The American Jury System

Author: Randolph N. Jonakait

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300129403

Category: Law

Page: 372

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How are juries selected in the United States? What forces influence juries in making their decisions? Are some cases simply beyond the ability of juries to decide? How useful is the entire jury system? In this important and accessible book, a prominent expert on constitutional law examines these and other issues concerning the American jury system. Randolph N. Jonakait describes the historical and social pressures that have driven the development of the jury system; contrasts the American jury system to the legal process in other countries; reveals subtle changes in the popular view of juries; examines how the news media, movies, and books portray and even affect the system; and discusses the empirical data that show how juries actually operate and what influences their decisions. Jonakait endorses the jury system in both civil and criminal cases, spelling out the important social role juries play in legitimizing and affirming the American justice system.

Latin America after the Financial Crisis

Latin America after the Financial Crisis

Author: Juan E. Santarcángelo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137486622

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 255

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Latin America was one of the regions least affected by the global financial crisis of 2008. During this time of widespread economic downfall, Latin America continued to achieve an annual growth rate of around 5%. Latin America after the Financial Crisis explains how the global financial crisis affected the region and why it was not as severe as other crises in the past. The collection covers data from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, and Venezuela, and demystifies the impact of the crisis on the accumulation path of the region without losing sight of each country's particularities. Each country is analyzed by leading specialized and heterodox researchers who have vast experience in the field and who use an array of heterodox perspectives, from Keynesian to Kaleckian and Marxian to Sraffian.

US Military Strategy and the Cold War Endgame

US Military Strategy and the Cold War Endgame

Author: Stephen J. Cimbala

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0714645567

Category: History

Page: 284

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The transition from the end of the Cold War to a new world order is both promising and perilous. The US and its NATO allies were caught largely unprepared by the rapid collapse of the Warsaw Pact, the sudden demise of the Soviet Union and the reunification of Germany - events that redrew the map of East Central Europe and shifted US security concerns eastward in Eurasia. They also redefined security as a condition based more on the prevention or containment of regional and civic conflicts, compared with the Cold War expectations of global or nuclear war. The next century is certain to strain US and NATO strategy considerably, if indeed NATO survives at all. A new group of interstate institutions for European security will compete for the right to claim pre-eminence in security issues. International peace-keeping and peace enforcement, whether United Nations-directed or regionally sponsored, will also challenge traditional definitions or military missions. Changes will also occur in the role of nuclear weapons in military strategy. US and Russian strategic nuclear forces will be drastically reduced, and both states will take other steps to dampen the nuclear arms race. The antagonists of the Cold War will be the collaborators of the next century in seeking to stabilize conflicts inside and outside Europe.

The Origins of Reasonable Doubt

The Origins of Reasonable Doubt

Author: James Q. Whitman

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300116007

Category: Law

Page: 286

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To be convicted of a crime in the United States, a person must be proven guilty “beyond a reasonable doubt.” But what is reasonable doubt? Even sophisticated legal experts find this fundamental doctrine difficult to explain. In this accessible book, James Q. Whitman digs deep into the history of the law and discovers that we have lost sight of the original purpose of “reasonable doubt.” It was not originally a legal rule at all, he shows, but a theological one. The rule as we understand it today is intended to protect the accused. But Whitman traces its history back through centuries of Christian theology and common-law history to reveal that the original concern was to protect the souls of jurors. In Christian tradition, a person who experienced doubt yet convicted an innocent defendant was guilty of a mortal sin. Jurors fearful for their own souls were reassured that they were safe, as long as their doubts were not “reasonable.” Today, the old rule of reasonable doubt survives, but it has been turned to different purposes. The result is confusion for jurors, and a serious moral challenge for our system of justice.

Managing Crises

Managing Crises

Author: Arnold M. Howitt

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780872895706

Category: Education

Page: 673

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"From floods to fires, tornadoes to terrorist attacks, governments must respond to a variety of crises and meet reasonable standards of performance. With fifteen adapted Kennedy School cases, this title helps students experience a series of large-scale emergencies." / Verlagsinformation

South of the Crisis

South of the Crisis

Author: Juan E. Corradi

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781843313649

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 172

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The book examines why and how global capitalism has entered a phase of unsustainable crises of accumulation and legitimacy, and looks at various solutions to such crises, from mild reform to radical overhaul. The book then examines the various scenarios from a Latin American perspective, arguing that different countries follow diverse paths in adapting to the crisis - with significantly different outcomes. Their common challenge is how to achieve economic growth with social inclusion.

Globalization in an Age of Crisis

Globalization in an Age of Crisis

Author: Robert C. Feenstra

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226030890

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

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Along with its painful economic costs, the financial crisis of 2008 raised concerns over the future of international policy making. As in recessions past, new policy initiatives emerged, approaches that placed greater importance on protecting national interests than promoting international economic cooperation. Whether in fiscal or monetary policies, the control of currencies and capital flows, the regulation of finance, or the implementation of protectionist policies and barriers to trade, there has been an almost worldwide trend toward the prioritizing of national economic security. But what are the underlying economic causes of this trend, and what can economic research reveal about the possible consequences? Prompted by these questions, Robert C. Feenstra and Alan M. Taylor have brought together top researchers with policy makers and practitioners whose contributions consider the ways in which the global economic order might address the challenges of globalization that have arisen over the last two decades and that have been intensified by the recent crisis. Chapters in this volume consider the critical linkages between issues, including exchange rates, global imbalances, and financial regulation, and plumb the political and economic outcomes of past policies for what they might tell us about the future of the global economic cooperation.

The Dynamics of Aggression

The Dynamics of Aggression

Author: Michael Potegal

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0805807292

Category: Psychology

Page: 376

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First Published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

MANAGING CRISES

MANAGING CRISES

Author: Uriel Rosenthal

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 9780398083045

Category: Crisis management

Page: 366

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In this book, the editors, with 25 notable contributors, expand the knowledge of crisis management, focusing on case studies of high-profile events that have occurred in recent history. Part One of the text aims at theoretical development through empirical case studies and also postulates a crisis typology and charts specific theoretical and administrative challenges. The 'case bank,' which comprises the bulk of the book, is presented in four additional sections. The first deals with the development of crises and compares the infamous Watts riots with the 1992 L.A. riots. It also analyzes the fragmented and complex international environment that allowed the 'safe area' in Bosnia to be overrun by Bosnian Serbs in 1995. The final chapter chronicles the incredible human costs of mismanaged crisis in the Rwanda massacres in 1994. The second section explores the many decisional dilemmas that confront crisis managers. Cases include the fire at the Piper Alpha oil rig; the 1999 Turkish earthquakes; the Eindhoven, Holland plane crash; and crisis management of the Mad Cow epidemic disease in the U.K. The third section explores the long-term dimensions of crises and crisis management and particularly the development of national traumas such as the assassination of Sweden's Prime Minister Olaf Palme in 1986, the 1992 Amsterdam air crash, and the TWA flight 800 disaster in 1996. The final section shifts focus to future scenarios such as speculative information technology disasters, potentially devastating viral epidemics, deteriorating environmental and societal conditions in Russia, the southwest U.S. coming water shortage, and the outlook for Japan, one of the worldÂ’s most disaster-prone countries. Summarizing the research findings of the past decade, the authors describe patterns in the paths toward crises, the dilemmas and coping mechanisms that emerge during the thick of crisis, and, very importantly, the pathways that lead away from crisis.