Language : English
Published : 2016-03-18
Pages : 224
War and Society
War is a paradox. On the one hand, it destroys bodies and destroys communities. On the other hand, it is responsible for some of the strongest human bonds and has been the genesis of many of our most fundamental institutions. War and Society addresses these paradoxes while providing a sociological exploration of this enigmatic phenomenon which has played a central role in human history, wielded an incredible power over human lives, and commanded intellectual questioning for countless generations. The authors offer an analytical account of the origins of war, its historical development, and its consequences for individuals and societies, adopting a comparative approach throughout. It ends with an appraisal of the contemporary role of war, looking to the future of warfare and the fundamental changes in the nature of violent conflict which we are starting to witness. This short, readable and engaging book will be an ideal reading for upper–level students of political sociology, military sociology, and related subjects.
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In an ideal world a book about human rights would simply deal with those rights that everybody on the planet enjoys because they are human. In the real world this book must show how societies have struggled and still struggle to achieve social justice. Humans are not perfect and therefore man’s inhumanity to man has been evident throughout history; however, thanks to the efforts of individuals, groups, institutions and governments, man’s humanity to man has also had a significant impact on people’s lives and will continue to do so in the future. Understanding past and present societies and considering future societies through a focus on human rights will help students participate as critical, active, informed and responsible citizens. How do people define and seek human rights? How do groups make decisions that impact on people’s lives? How do people participate individually and collectively in response to community challenges? Human rights is integral to all the conceptual strands of the Social Sciences curriculum, and through all levels. Identity, culture, organisation, place, environment, continuity, change, economic world – none of these can be examined without reference to human rights. While Human Rights sits firmly in the Social Studies strands, the concept of human rights is integral to the New Zealand curriculum. It is intrinsic in all its values key competencies, principles and learning areas. This book is accessible to all ability levels, especially Years 9 and 10, and encourages further research on student-orientated topics. It covers various settings, perspectives, processes, and essential skills while bringing into focus essential learning with New Zealand society.
Since the publication of the first edition of Elements of Family Law in Singapore in 2007, there have been further developments in the law, both in statutory form as well as case law. This updated second edition follows the original, largely discussing, the developments and its impact on the state of the law currently. The author has striven to improve upon the discussion of the core principles in each topic in this edition.
The Court of Appeal leads the judiciary in its continuing effort to ensure that pristine common law principles are interpreted to serve local needs and circumstances as they should. The High Court has clarified the dominating role of the Women’s Charter in formation of marriages. The separate parts of the law regulating parents and their children are better rationalised to uphold the unique position of parents over other adults who may be interested in the well-being of someone else’s child. The Court of Appeal affirmed and clarified the law regulating marital agreements including pre-nuptial agreements. In the area of division of matrimonial assets, the Court of Appeal has delivered several significant decisions clarifying the law as based upon the concept of deferred community of property where equal credit should be accorded to nonfinancial contribution to acquisition as financial contribution, expounding the purposive interpretation of what properties are matrimonial assets and explaining its view of how to achieve the just and equitable proportions of division as mandated by the statutory provision.
Amongst significant statutory developments is the enactment of the International Child Abduction Act 2011 which enforces Singapore’s commitment in acceding to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. New provisions for the better enforcement of orders of financial provision, whether of maintenance or division of matrimonial assets, after termination of marriages are also explained.
‘A highly accessible and clearly written book for non-law students.’ Stuart Peck, Senior Lecturer in Law, London Metropolitan University ‘Adams’ book provides a sound core text for business students encountering the law for the first time.’ Dr Cheryl Dolder, Specialist Associate Lecturer in Law, University of Kent ‘The book clearly introduces principles of law to both law and non-law students in a manner which is easily understood and applied.’ Sukhninder Panesar, Associate Head of the Department of Law, Coventry University ‘The book is written in a way that is accessible to non-law students. It makes relatively complex legal principles easy to understand.’ Nicola Smithers, Senior Lecturer in Law, The University of Northampton Alix Adams’ market-leading Law for Business Students is a firm favourite with business students for explaining the law in a jargon-free, engaging style and exploring the law firmly within the business world in which it operates. The text follows a six-part structure, beginning with an introduction to the study of law for those new to the subject, and then outlining each major area of legal concern in business including contracts and sales, liability, employment, corporate organisation and intellectual property. This eighth edition has been fully updated to reflect all major changes and developments in the law. Catering for a range of learning styles, Law for Business Students clearly outlines the main legal rules and cases. It uses business examples and topical news stories to reinforce understanding and demonstrate the practical application of the law. A broad variety of end-of-chapter resources ensures that you understand the key terms and issues covered in the chapter and gives you an opportunity to apply your knowledge in questions and activities relating to each topic. The full-colour page design clearly identifies each learning feature to help you get the most out of your study. MyLawChamber Join over 10 million students benefitting from Pearson MyLabs. This title can be supported by MyLawChamber, an online homework and tutorial system designed to build and test your understanding. MyLawChamber provides a personalised approach, with instant feedback and numerous additional resources to support your learning. Features: – an interactive Pearson eText for easy reference anywhere – a study plan designed to help identify your strengths and weaknesses – Virtual Lawyer, an interactive learning environment that helps develop your skills in answering legal problem questions – limitless opportunities to practice including a testbank full of multiple choice questions A student access card may have been included with this textbook at a reduced cost. If you do not have this access code, you can buy access to MyLawChamber online at www.mylawchamber.com.
Campaign Communication and Political Marketing is a comprehensive, internationalist study of the modern political campaign. It indexes and explains their integral components, strategies, and tactics.
- Offers comparative analyses of campaigns from country to country
- Covers topics such as advertising strategy, demography, the effect of campaign finance regulation on funding, and more
- Draws on a variety of international case studies including the campaigns of Barack Obama and Nicolas Sarkozy
- Analyses the impact of digital media and 24/7 news cycle on campaign conduct