Psychopathy and Law: A Practitioner's Guide provides those working in the fields of law, the military, social and health services, politics, and business with a comprehensive introduction to psychopathy and the ways of thinking that guide the psychopathic mind.
Unfair competition law is concerned with fair play in commerce. It is generally regarded as necessary together with antitrust law in order to steer competition along an orderly course, and thereby to contribute to promoting an efficient market system that serves the interests of all participants. Nevertheless the significance of unfair competition law varies from one country to another. Whereas in some countries, such as Germany, it is seen as one of the most effective commercial laws, in other countries, such as the United Kingdom, it leads rather a shadowy existence. From the outset, this discrepancy laid in the differences in national legal s- tems. Whilst those continental European countries that possessed a written civil law when instances of unfair competition emerged, more or less successfully attempted to incorporate them in the existing tort law system, protection in the common law countries was restricted to some narrowly defined torts, in particular passing off . At this stage one of the few shared convictions was, that the protection of honest entrepreneurs was at issue; on this basis, in 1900, the only regulation at the int- bis national level until now was enacted, Art. 10 of the Paris Convention."
This book provides a sustained investigation of the ethical and theoretical aspects of legal practice and education. It synthesizes and develops twenty years of Professor Sampford's critical thought and analysis. The book features two major areas of investigation. First, it explains the significance for lawyers and law students of legal theory and the capacity for reflection on the nature and profession of law. Second, the book explores the ethical issues and challenges to lawyers in a wide range of applications. A core theme of the book is the mutually enriching relationship between these two rubrics. Reflecting on the nature of law and lawyering requires taking seriously the relationship between law and ethics, while answering difficult questions about the moral duties of lawyers requires reflection on the public justification of law as a profession and the purpose of law in society. Another core theme is the increasing globalization of Law, Lawyering and Legal Education over the last thirty years. Law was once a highly cosmopolitan profession that was largely domesticated by the Westphalian state but is globalizing as the walls between sovereign states are lowered. This is likely to change law, lawyering and legal education as much over the next 30 years as it has over the last 300 - when the students entering law schools today reach the peak of their profession. Sampford concludes by arguing that the challenge faced by law, lawyers and legal education is to make the same critical contribution to civilizing of the emerging global order as they made to the process of civilizing the originally despotic Westphalian state.
The book will be of key interest to legal practitioners and all students and teachers of law. It will be required reading for researchers exploring lawyering, legal practice and legal institutions. The book also has substantial cross-disciplinary appeal, with the three sections dealing in detail with issues germane to education theory, international relations, political science and government, professional ethics, sociology, public policy, governance studies, ethics and philosophy.
This book covers methods adopted for undertaking the design and construction of civil engineering projects. The options for separate design and construction are compared with design and build projects, construction management, and man- agement contracting. The salient differences are shown between the various con- ditions of contract used. The roles of the engineer, employer's project manager or his representative under different forms of contract are compared. Requirements for the production of contract documents, specifications, tendering procedures and choice of contractor are set out. The engineer's powers and the duties of his resident engineer on the site of con- struction are considered in detail. Records, filing systems, programme and progress charts used by the resident engineer are illustrated, and advice is given on the handling of safety problems and difficult situations on site. Problems of measurement and billing of quantities according to the civil engi- neering standard method are described. Correct procedures for setting rates for varied work, payment for method-related items, and handling claims for unfore- seen conditions under ICE Clause 12 are given. Difficulties with delay claims and situations where the contractor submits quotations before undertaking varied work are discussed. The approach is essentially practical throughout and covers many actual prob- lems met on site, including measures that are advisable in relation to site surveys and investigations, construction of earthworks and pipelines, and the production and placing of concrete.
Thisbook isnotatextbook tobecomeacquainted with thelaws ofnature. An elementaryknowledgeaboutlawsofnature,inparticularthelawsofphysics,is presupposed. Thebookisratherintendedtoprovideaclari?cationofconcepts and properties of the laws of nature. The authors would like to emphasise that this book has been developed - created - as a real teamwork. Although the chapters (and in some cases parts of the chapters) were originally written by one of the two authors, all of them were discussed thoroughly and in detail and have been revised and complemented afterwards. Even if both authors were in agreement on most of the foundational issues discussed in the book, they did not feel it necessary to balance every viewpoint. Thus some individual and personal di?erence or emphasis will still be recognisable from the chapters written by the di?erent authors. In this sense the authors feel speci?cally responsible for the chapters as follows: Mittelstaedt for Chaps. 4, 9. 3, 10, 11. 2, 12, 13 and Weingartner for Chaps. 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8. 2, 9. 2, 9. 4. The remaining parts are joint sections. Most of the chapters are formulated as questions and they begin with arguments pro and contra. Then a detailed answer is proposed which contains a systematic discussion of the question. This is the respective main part of the chapter. It sometimes begins with a survey of the problem by giving some important answers to it from history (cf. Chaps. 6 and 9).
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