Book Announcement: Europe’s Hybrid Threats: What Kinds of Power Does the EU Need in the 21st Century?

Europe’s Hybrid Threats: What Kinds of Power Does the EU Need in the 21st Century? now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp135, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Europe’s Hybrid Threats: What Kinds of Power Does the EU Need in the 21st Century?, edited by Giray Sadık.

Hybrid threats posed by various combinations of state and non-state actors have presented considerable transnational challenges to EU-members and NATO-allies. This ongoing rise of hybrid threats, ranging from political instability in Eastern Europe and the Middle East to the resulting mass refugee influx and terrorism in the European neighborhood, stress the need to timely discuss important questions about hybrid threats and the venues for effective Euro-Atlantic cooperation, including post-Brexit policy implications. This edited volume presents comprehensive analyses from various experts on these interrelated issues, and, thus, represents an essential source for scholars and practitioners of European politics and international relations with an interest in contemporary transnational security issues. In addition, this book will be useful as up-to-date coursework material for courses on European security and foreign policy, international security and strategic studies, unconventional warfare, and transatlantic relations. Continue reading

Book Announcement: The Admiralty Sessions, 1536-1834: Maritime Crime and the Silver Oar

The Admiralty Sessions, 1536-1834: Maritime Crime and the Silver Oar now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp291, £61.99 / $105.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of The Admiralty Sessions, 1536-1834: Maritime Crime and the Silver Oar by Gregory Durston.

The growth in England and Britain’s merchant marine from the medieval period onwards meant that an increasing number of criminal offences were committed on or against the country’s vessels while they were at sea. Between 1536 and 1834, such crimes were determined at the Admiralty Sessions if brought to trial. This was a special part of the wider Admiralty Court, which, unlike the other forums in that tribunal, used English common law procedure rather than Roman civil law to try its cases. To a modest extent, this produced a ‘hybrid’ court, dominated by the common law but influenced by aspects of Europe’s other major legal tradition. The Admiralty Sessions also had their own (highly singular) regime for executing convicts, used the Marshalsea prison to hold their suspects and displayed the Admiralty Court’s ceremonial silver oar at their hearings and hangings.
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Book Announcement: Public-Private Partnerships in Transitional Nations: Policy, Governance and Praxis

Public-Private Partnerships in Transitional Nations: Policy, Governance and Praxis now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp276, £61.99 / $105.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Public-Private Partnerships in Transitional Nations: Policy, Governance and Praxis, edited by Nikolai Mouraviev and Nada Kakabadse

This collection examines public-private partnerships (PPPs) in transitional nations from the governance perspective. It explores the structures, legal frameworks and collaborative arrangements that underpin partnerships in Europe, Asia and Africa, and highlights government decisions that facilitate the transformation of societal challenges into developmental opportunities. By sharing the experience of nine nations, including China, Indonesia, Russia and Nigeria, it helps to better understand the commonalities in PPP deployment, avoid mistakes and pitfalls, and learn from other economies.
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Book Announcement: ‘And there’ll be NO dancing’: Perspectives on Policies Impacting Indigenous Australia since 2007

‘And there’ll be NO dancing’: Perspectives on Policies Impacting Indigenous Australia since 2007 now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp366, £64.99 / $109.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of ‘And there’ll be NO dancing’: Perspectives on Policies Impacting Indigenous Australia since 2007, edited by Elisabeth Baehr and Barbara Schmidt-Haberkamp.

Just prior to the federal election of 2007, the Australian government led by John Howard decreed the “Northern Territory National Emergency Response”, commonly known as the Intervention, officially in reaction to an investigation by the Northern Territory government into allegedly rampant sexual abuse and neglect of Indigenous children. The emergency laws authorised the Australian government to drastically intervene in the self-determination of Indigenous communities in contravention of the UN Declaration of Human Rights and of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
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Book review: Mr Justice McCardie (1869-1933) – Rebel, Reformer, and Rogue Judge

Antony Lentin’s life of Henry Alfred McCardie, published in the centenary year of his appointment to the High Court Bench, offers a fascinating portrait of a judicial figure whose reforming judgments have stood the test of time rather better than some of the public pronouncements that brought him fame and notoriety in his own day.  Review by Paul Magrath.

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Call for Papers: Legal Discourse: Context, Media and Social Power, 24-26 May, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

Legal Discourse: Context, Media and Social Power

5th International Conference

24-25-26 May 2018

Italy

Organization: Centre for Research in Language and Law – CRILL

University of Campania ‘Luigi Vanvitelli’

Website: www.crill.unicampania.it

Conference Convenor: G. Tessuto

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Conference Venue: National School of Public Administration

Royal Palace, Caserta, ITALY

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