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Rationing the Constitution How Judicial Capacity Shapes Supreme Court Decision-Making
ISBN: HB: 9780674986954, Harvard University Press, April 2019
280 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
Compared with the vast machinery surrounding Congress and the president, the Supreme Court is a tiny institution that can resolve only a small fraction of the constitutional issues that arise in any given year. "Rationing the Constitution" shows that...
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Policing the Open Road How Cars Transformed American Freedom
ISBN: HB: 9780674980860, Harvard University Press, April 2019
352 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 24 photos, 2 tables
When Americans think of freedom, they often picture the open road. Yet nowhere are we more likely to encounter the long arm of the law than in our cars. Sarah Seo reveals how the rise of the automobile led us to accept – and expect – pervasive police...
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Law and Macroeconomics Legal Remedies to Recessions
ISBN: HB: 9780674976054, Harvard University Press, March 2019
280 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 17 illus.
After the economic crisis of 2008, private-sector spending took nearly a decade to recover. Yair Listokin thinks we can respond more quickly to the next meltdown by reviving and refashioning a policy approach whose proven success is too rarely acknow...
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Short History of European Law The Last Two and a Half Millennia
ISBN: PB: 9780674237865, Harvard University Press, February 2019
296 pp., 21x14 cm
To many observers, European law seems like the endpoint of a mostly random walk through history. Certainly the trajectory of legal systems in the West over the past 2,500 years is far from self-evident. In "A Short History of European Law", Tamar Her...
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Right to Do Wrong Morality and the Limits of Law
ISBN: HB: 9780674368255, Harvard University Press, February 2019
512 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 1 table
Much of what we could do, we shouldn't – and we don't. We have a free-speech right to be offensive, but we know we will face outrage in response. We may declare bankruptcy, but not without stigma. Moral norms constantly demand more of us than the law...
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Life Imprisonment A Global Human Rights Analysis
ISBN: HB: 9780674980662, Harvard University Press, December 2018
428 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 2 maps, 7 illus., 7 tables
Life imprisonment has replaced capital punishment as the most common sentence imposed for heinous crimes worldwide. As a consequence, it has become the leading issue in international criminal justice reform. In the first global survey of prisoners se...
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When Police Kill
ISBN: PB: 9780674986800, Harvard University Press, November 2018
320 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 37 graphs, 1 line illustration, 28 tables
Deaths of civilians at the hands of on-duty police are in the national spotlight as never before. How many killings by police occur annually? What circumstances provoke police to shoot to kill? Who dies? The lack of answers to these basic questions p...
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Civilizing Torture An American Tradition
ISBN: HB: 9780674737662, Harvard University Press, November 2018
416 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 16 photos
Most Americans believe that a civilized state does not resort to torture, and yet, as W. Fitzhugh Brundage reveals in this essential and disturbing study, there is a long American tradition of excusing as well as decrying its use. The pilgrims and m...
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Slave Law and the Politics of Resistance in the Early Atlantic World
ISBN: HB: 9780674982994, Harvard University Press, November 2018
400 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 5 maps
The success of the English colony of Barbados in the seventeenth century, with its lucrative sugar plantations and enslaved African labor, spawned the slave societies of Jamaica in the western Caribbean and South Carolina on the American mainland. Th...
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Rage for Order The British Empire and the Origins of International Law, 1800-1850
ISBN: PB: 9780674986855, ISBN: HB: 9780674737464, Harvard University Press, September 2018
288 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 7 halftones
International law burst on the scene as a new field in the late nineteenth century. Where did it come from? "Rage for Order" finds the origins of international law in empires – especially in the British Empire's sprawling efforts to refashion the imp...
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