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  • 1
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    2018
    ISBN: 9781108555302  ISBN: 9781108429818 (hardback)  ISBN: 9781108454650 (paperback) 
    Title: Law's wars
    Subtitle: the fate of the rule of law in the US 'War on Terror'
    Publisher(s): Cambridge University Press
    Year of publication: 2018
    Document type: Online Resource
    Physical description: 1 online resource (xxvi, 906 pages)
    ISBN: 9781108555302 , 9781108429818 (hardback) , 9781108454650 (paperback)
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: The US 'war on terror', which Bush declared and Obama continued, repeatedly violated fundamental rule of law values. Law's Wars: The Fate of the Rule of Law in the US 'War on Terror' is the first comprehensive account of efforts to resist and correct those violations. It focuses on responses to abuses in Abu Ghraib, efforts by Guantánamo Bay detainees to improve conditions of confinement in and win release, exposés of and efforts to end torture and electronic surveillance, and civilian casualties on the battlefield, including targeted killings. Abel deploys a law and society perspective to construct and analyze detailed narratives of the roles of victims, whistle-blowers, the media, NGOs, lawyers, doctors, politicians, military personnel, foreign governments and international organizations in defending the rule of law. Only by understanding past errors can we hope to prevent their repetition in what promises to be an endless 'war on terror'
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  • 2
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    2018
    ISBN: 9781108555227  ISBN: 9781108429757 (hardback)  ISBN: 9781108453332 (paperback) 
    Title: Law's trials
    Subtitle: the performance of legal institutions in the US "War on Terror"
    Publisher(s): Cambridge University Press
    Year of publication: 2018
    Document type: Online Resource
    Physical description: 1 online resource (xxi, 830 pages)
    ISBN: 9781108555227 , 9781108429757 (hardback) , 9781108453332 (paperback)
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: The US 'war on terror' has repeatedly violated fundamental rule of law values. When executive and legislature commit such egregious wrongs, courts represent the ultimate defense. Law's Trials: The Performance of Legal Institutions in the US 'War on Terror' offers the first comprehensive account of judicial performance during the 16 years of the Bush and Obama administrations. Abel examines criminal prosecutions of alleged terrorists, courts martial of military personnel accused of law of war violations, military commission trials of 'high value detainees', habeas corpus petitions by Guantánamo detainees, civil damage actions by victims of both the 'war on terror' and terrorism, and civil liberties violations by government officials and Islamophobic campaigners. Law's Trials identifies successful defenses of the rule of law through qualitative and quantitative analyses, comparing the behavior of judges within and between each category of cases and locating those actions in a comparative history of efforts to redress fundamental injustices
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  • 3
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    2011
    ISBN: 9780199827077  ISBN: 0199827079 
    Title: Lawyers on trial
    Subtitle: understanding ethical misconduct
    Publisher(s): Oxford University Press
    Year of publication: 2011
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9780199827077 , 0199827079
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: Richard L. Abel presents the stories of ten California lawyers who broke the rules: hiring an ex-cop to chase ambulances flouting fee limitations in medical malpractice cases, creating a fictitious company and impersonating non-existent people in order to appropriate Sega's computer games
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  • 4
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    2011
    ISBN: 9780511921506  ISBN: 9780521192682 (hardback)  ISBN: 9780521145992 (paperback) 
    Contributer: Cummings, Scott L. , Abel, Richard L.
    Title: The paradox of professionalism
    Subtitle: lawyers and the possibility of justice
    Publisher(s): Cambridge University Press
    Year of publication: 2011
    Document type: Online Resource
    Physical description: 1 online resource (xii, 324 pages)
    ISBN: 9780511921506 , 9780521192682 (hardback) , 9780521145992 (paperback)
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: This book is about the role of lawyers in constructing a just society. Its central objective is to provide a deeper understanding of the relationship between lawyers' commercial aims and public aspirations. Drawing on interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives, it explores whether lawyers can transcend self-interest to meaningfully contribute to systems of political accountability, ethical advocacy and distributional fairness. Its contributors, some of the world's leading scholars of the legal profession, offer evidence that although justice is possible, it is never complete. Ultimately, how much - and what type of - justice prevails depends on how lawyers respond to, and reshape, the political and economic conditions in which they practise. As the essays demonstrate, the possibility of justice is diminished as lawyers pursue self-regulation in the service of power; it is enhanced when lawyers mobilize - in the political arena, workplace and law school - to contest it
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  • 5
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    2008
    ISBN: 9780199871803 
    Title: Lawyers in the dock
    Subtitle: learning from attorney disciplinary proceedings
    Publisher(s): Oxford University Press
    Year of publication: 2008
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9780199871803
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: Using detailed records of disciplinary proceedings and six disciplinary case studies, Abel describes the actions surrounding certain cases based on three of the most common complaints: neglecting the client, overcharging of clients, and betraying adversaries and courts out of excessive loyalty to clients or causes
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  • 6
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    1 2006
    ISBN: 9780520939523 
    Person(s): Abel, Richard
    Title: Americanizing the Movies and Movie-Mad Audiences, 1910-1914
    Edition: 1
    Publisher(s): University of California Press
    Year of publication: 2006
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9780520939523
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: This engaging, deeply researched study provides the richest and most nuanced picture we have to date of cinema--both movies and movie-going--in the early 1910s. At the same time, it makes clear the profound relationship between early cinema and the construction of a national identity in this important transitional period in the United States. Richard Abel looks closely at sensational melodramas, including westerns (cowboy, cowboy-girl, and Indian pictures), Civil War films (especially girl-spy films), detective films, and animal pictures--all popular genres of the day that have received little critical attention. He simultaneously analyzes film distribution and exhibition practices in order to reconstruct a context for understanding moviegoing at a time when American cities were coming to grips with new groups of immigrants and women working outside the home. Drawing from a wealth of research in archive prints, the trade press, fan magazines, newspaper advertising, reviews, and syndicated columns--the latter of which highlight the importance of the emerging star system--Abel sheds new light on the history of the film industry, on working-class and immigrant culture at the turn of the century, and on the process of imaging a national community
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  • 7
    Book
    Book
    2005
    ISBN: 0-415-23440-9 
    Title: Encyclopedia of early cinema
    Publisher(s): London [u.a.] : Routledge
    Document type: Book
    Physical description: XXX, 791 S. Ill.
    ISBN: 0-415-23440-9
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  • 8
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    1 2005
    ISBN: 9780203482049 
    Person(s): Abel, Richard
    Title: Encyclopedia of Early Cinema
    Edition: 1
    Publisher(s): Routledge
    Year of publication: 2005
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9780203482049
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: This encyclopedia presents a wealth of information on early cinema history, with coverage of the techniques and equipment of film production, profiles of the pioneering directors and producers, analysis of individual films and the rapid growth of distinct film genres, and the emergence of something the world had never seen before - the movie star. The work also focuses on how the nature of film exhibition changed as the industry grew, and how the public's reception to films also changed. The pre-cinema period is closely examined to show those mass-cultural forms and practices - such as music hall and vaudeville - from within which cinema was to emerge. A perfect companion for any student of early cinema and film studies
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  • 9
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    ISBN: 9780191682094  ISBN: 0191682098 
    Title: English lawyers between market and state
    Subtitle: the politics of professionalism
    Publisher(s): Oxford University Press
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9780191682094 , 0191682098
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Terms of use: Originally published: 2003
    Abstract: During the 1990s, reforms in the English legal profession transformed traditions, over the vigorous objections of the judiciary, Bar, and Law Society. This book mines that tumultuous period for insights into the prospects of professionalism in the 21st century
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  • 10
    Book
    Book
    2002
    ISBN: 0-471-21929-0 
    Person(s): Abel, Richard
    Title: Scholarly publishing
    Subtitle: books, journals, publishers, and libraries in the twentieth century
    Publisher(s): New York : Wiley
    Document type: Book
    Physical description: XVIII, 318 S. graph. Darst.
    Collective title(s): Against the grain
    ISBN: 0-471-21929-0
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