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Morality Behind Bars

by Kay Hemmerling Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 27, 2014)

Prisoners prefer moral ideals like justice and responsibility just as much as non-prisoners. However, they lack moral competence, which Georg Lind has defined as the ability to solve conflicts through deliberation...


Innovations in Refugee Protection

by Luise Druke Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 02, 2015)

This compendium synthesizes innovations of the UN High Commissioners for Refugees (UNHCR) since 1951. The book bridges the gap between academic and field work and uses Joseph Nye’s concept of «soft power»...


Criminal Law Dealing with Hate Crimes

by Christine Marie Shavers Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 15, 2014)

This study aims at providing a contribution to the current issue of hate crime. It analyzes the possibilities which are served by the German and the US American law to penalize bias-motivated crimes, while considering...


Protection of Human Life in Its Early Stage

by Alexander Stepkowski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 12, 2014)

The book consists of thirteen studies examining different aspects of human life protection in the early stage of its development. The contributions are arranged in three parts. Part I focuses on theoretical...


Shareholder Activism

by Marion Hartmann Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 27, 2014)

This book analyses and compares the benefits and drawbacks of shareholder activism in corporations under US American and German law, applying means of new institutional economics. The analysis concentrates on...


The Rule of Law and the Challenges to Jurisprudence

by Péter Cserne, Miklos Könczöl & Marta Soniewicka Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 30, 2014)

Over the last two decades scholars and citizens in Central and Eastern Europe had more than enough opportunity to realise that neither democracy nor the rule of law can be taken for granted. Such a realisation...


Legal Professions at the Crossroads

by Dariusz Jemielniak Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 08, 2014)

The book collects research-driven chapters from different disciplines: anthropology, sociology, management, and law. It addresses the issues of legal and administrative professionals’ identity, ethics, and...


1926 – Die Geburt der Bioethik in Halle (Saale) durch den protestantischen Theologen Fritz Jahr (1895–1953)

by Florian Steger, Jan C. Joerden & Maximilian Schochow Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 11, 2014)

Es besteht weitgehend Einigkeit darüber, dass die Bioethik während der 1960er Jahre in den USA ihren Anfang nahm. Dass dieser Begriff aber schon wesentlich früher etabliert wurde, belegen die Arbeiten des...


Lost in the Eurofog: The Textual Fit of Translated Law

by Lucja Biel Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 13, 2014)

The book is one of the few in-depth investigations into the nature of EU legal translation and its impact on national legal languages. It is also the first attempt to characterise EU Polish, a language of supranational...


Germans in Tonga

by James Bade Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 11, 2014)

Germans in Tonga is the culmination of an eight-year research project in which the author and his team of researchers gathered biographical material on Germans in Tonga. There are four main sources: the British...


Commercial Integration between the European Union and Mexico

by Gerhard Niedrist Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 11, 2014)

The economic integration between the European Union and Mexico is of strategic significance to both parts. The EU is Mexico’s second most important trading partner and an integral piece in the diversification...


Lost and Found in «Translation»

by Eun-Jeung Lee & Hannes B. Mosler Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 19, 2015)

This book analyzes policy translation and its ends, how the concept of translation explains the emergence and (ex-)changes of policy ideas in different places and/or across borders in general, as well as the...


Transfer of Movable Property under U.S. Law

by Martin Lilja Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 05, 2014)

This book discusses legal rules for three functional commercial conflict situations under the laws of the U.S.A., mainly analyzing the U.C.C., the Bankruptcy Code, Common Law and Equity. In this context, the...


Recht nach dem Arabischen Fruehling

by Dirk Otto & Bruno Menhofer Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 22, 2014)

Der von der Gesellschaft für arabisches und islamisches Recht herausgegebene Band enthält die Vorträge, die auf der Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft 2012 in Heidelberg gehalten wurden. Ergänzt werden diese...


Tax Management and Tax Evasion

by Konrad Raczkowski & Lukasz Sulkowski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (October 16, 2014)

Tax management and tax evasion represent an intrinsic element of economic turnover, an area of interest both to the institutional and to the real spheres of national economy. These problems, beyond any doubt,...


Barbarian Europe

by Karol MODZELEWSKI, Ewa Macura & Elena Rozbicka Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 31, 2015)

European culture has been greatly influenced by the Christian Church and Greek and Roman culture. However, the peoples of Europe’s remote past, whom the Greeks, Romans, and their medieval heirs called the...


Direct Democracy in the Baltic States

by Evren Somer Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 19, 2015)

Over the last decades, provisions for direct democracy have increasingly been added to new constitutions around the world, including in the Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Using a comparative...


Sociologies of Formality and Informality

by Adriana Mica, Jan Winczorek & Rafal Wisniewski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 13, 2015)

The way sociology frames the relation between formality and informality is not only complex and multifaceted, but has also evolved over time. This volume offers contributions by international authors that illustrate...


Diverse Narratives of Legal Objectivity

by Lidia Rodak & Vito Breda Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 04, 2015)

This volume presents a collection of essays on objectivity in legal discourse. Has law a distinctive type of objectivity? Is there one specific type of legal objectivity or many, depending on the observatory...


State as a Giant with Feet of Clay

by Jan Kysela Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 15, 2014)

Many contemporary states, even the European ones, resemble a giant with feet of clay. They tend to be greater in terms of the scope of governance, rather than in terms of their territory or population. Since...


The Postulates of Restorative Justice and the Continental Model of Criminal Law

by Teresa Dukiet-Nagorska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 23, 2014)

The concept of restorative justice, which focuses on extinguishing the social conflict caused by criminal offense, has been received with growing interest on the part of both legislators and specialists in legal...


The Mutual Assistance and Solidarity Clauses

by Antonio-Maria Martino Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 26, 2014)

The Mutual Assistance and Solidarity Clauses is the first comprehensive comparative analysis of two major innovations introduced by the Lisbon Treaty. Antonio-Maria Martino’s study focuses on the origins,...


Transdisciplinary Interfaces and Innovation in the Life Sciences

by Rainer Paslack, Hilmar Stolte & Eunsook Hyun Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 29, 2014)

Life science comprises any of the branches of natural science dealing with the structure and behavior of living organisms and their relationships to one another and the environment. By presenting the proceedings...


Law, Politics, and the Constitution

by Michael Hein, Siri Hummel & Antonia Geisler Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 08, 2014)

The fourth Yearbook of the Central and Eastern European Forum of Young Legal, Political and Social Theorists reassesses central concepts of modern constitutionalism between the poles of law and politics: separation...


The Counterfactual Yardstick

by Karolina Cern Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (September 09, 2014)

The chief concern of this book is to discuss a democratic legitimation for modern law. Investigation is therefore steered towards current debates on processes of Europeanisation and the issue of self-constitutionalisation...


Enforcement of Patents on Geographically Divisible Inventions

by Agnieszka Kupzok Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 30, 2015)

This work investigates the challenges of enforcement of patent rights in geographically divisible inventions. It considers aspects of technological progress which pose challenges to the established system of...


Civil Society on the Move

by Eun-Jeung Lee & Hannes B. Mosler Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 26, 2015)

Following the transformation of the Soviet-controlled Eastern European system, there has been a renewal of discourses on civil society. The collection of essays discusses this complicated and controversial concept...


Legal Discourses

by Marcus Galdia Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (September 10, 2014)

The book approaches law from the legal-linguistic perspective. Its aim is to clarify the processes in which the meaning of law emerges in legal discourses. In order to enable the understanding of law as a discursive...


Medizin und Sprache – die Sprache der Medizin

by Eva Brinkschulte, Fritz Dross, Anita Magowska & Marcin Moskalewicz et al. Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (November 20, 2015)

Medizin und Sprache – die Sprache der Medizin lautete das Thema der 14. Tagung der Deutsch-Polnischen Gesellschaft für Geschichte der Medizin. Der Tagungsband umfasst 17 Beiträge, die aus unterschiedlichen...


New Approaches to the Personhood in Law

by Tomasz Pietrzykowski & Brunello Stancioli Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 12, 2016)

The concept of personhood becomes increasingly controversial in modern legal debates. The advancements in the contemporary science and technology entail the need for reconsideration of who should count as a...


Theory of Political Representation

by Jaroslaw Szymanek Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 09, 2015)

This book discusses political representation both as a political idea and a principle of law. Representation was a topic of political debates throughout the 19th and 20th century and the debate has intensified...


Dealing with Economic Failure

by Albrecht Cordes & Margrit Schulte Beerbühl Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 18, 2015)

Dealing with economic failure is one of the persistent and ubiquitous features of economic life. This volume brings together international scholars from several academic disciplines – economic and social history,...


The Politics of Metanoia

by Theodros A. Teklu Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (October 16, 2014)

This book examines and critiques secular modes of self-writing in Ethiopia that put considerable emphasis on the enactment of national/ethnic identity leading to an equivocal situation wherein the ethos that...


The Trademark Paradox

by Catherine Manley Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 19, 2015)

Trademarks play a fundamental role in our everyday lives as consumers, helping us to quickly choose the products we like and avoid those that we don’t. Trademarks are also essential elements in a competitive...


«Inter duas potestates»: The Religious Policy of Theoderic the Great

by Monika Ozóg & Marcin Fijak Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 11, 2015)

This book discusses Theoderic the Great’s years of political activity, which coincided with the advent of a new era and were marked by features of two distinct civilizations. From the political and cultural...


The Common European Constitutional Culture

by Roman Hauser, Marek Zirk-Sadowski & Bartosz Wojciechowski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 19, 2016)

The authors focus on the interrelations between the sense of individual identity and the sense of national identity. Their aim is to find a common European legal culture. The processes of Europeanization have...


One Hundred Years after Japan’s Forced Annexation of Korea: History and Tasks

by See-hwan Doh Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 30, 2015)

Korea and Japan must work together to open a new era for true peace and prosperity in East Asia. It is our reality, however, that the memory of the invasion, Japan’s forced annexation of Korea in 1910 and...


Media Diversity Law

by Georgios Gounalakis & Greg Taylor Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 29, 2016)

This collection of essays compares media diversity law (including cartel law) in Australia and Germany. Both countries are liberal Western capitalist societies strongly committed to the rule of law, individual...


Privatisation of Planning Powers and Urban Infrastructure- Privatisierung von Planung und staedtischen Infrastrukturen

by Stephan Mitschang Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 23, 2014)

This book grew out of the sixth annual meeting of the Platform of Experts in Planning Law held in Lisbon in October 2012. The book’s chapters illustrate the evolution of this unique comparative land use planning...


Statehood in Times of Climate Change

by Frederick von Paepcke Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (November 25, 2014)

Climate change is a most complex, global challenge for the international community and for international law. The tremendous negotiation efforts in the last decades did not result in effective mitigation measures,...


The Legacy of Crimes and Crises

by Dorota Heidrich & Klaus Bachmann Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 22, 2016)

The book shows how transitional justice experiences influence domestic change and what the role of the international community in these processes is. It is divided into three thematic parts. The first one presents...


Do I Have an Environmental Disease?

by Walter Wortberg Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 20, 2015)

Despite new scientific possibilities in diagnostics and therapy, chronic diseases – including cancer – continue to increase dramatically. This is not only a threat to peoples’ health, but also a financial...


Multilateralism in Global Governance

by Assel Tutumlu & Gaye Güngör Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 13, 2016)

The aim of this edited volume is to bring back multilateralism in global governance research by going beyond the state-centric and formal models of multilateralism of the 1990s and deeper into the informal private...


Renewable Energy Law in Europe

by Thea Sveen, Franz Jürgen Säcker & Lydia Scholz Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 28, 2015)

The law of renewable energies has always been subject to change. Together with the Scandinavian Institute for Maritime Law of the University of Oslo, the Berlin Institute for Energy and Regulatory Law has brought...


Global Governance and Its Effects on State and Law

by Martin Belov Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 24, 2016)

The sixth volume in the series of the Central and Eastern European Forum for Legal, Political, and Social Theory Yearbook is focused on the effects of globalisation and global governance on state, law and society....


Law and State

by Ðorde Gardaševic, Luka Burazin & Alessio Sardo Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (October 16, 2015)

The fifth volume in the series of the Central and Eastern European Forum for Legal, Political, and Social Theory Yearbook addresses two major topics: law and state. The authors shed new light on some of the...


Bank Governance Structures and Risk Taking

by Dennis Froneberg Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (November 06, 2015)

The book sheds light on two closely related and highly relevant governance themes: the composition of supervisory boards and financial expertise as well as ownership structure. The author focuses on the financial...


Democracy as an International Obligation of States and Right of the People

by Linda Wittor Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 29, 2016)

There is a clear development towards the acknowledgement of democracy as a universal concern. States and international organisations openly support democracy and condemn setbacks in democratisation and consolidation...


Paternalism

by Antal Szerletics Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (September 18, 2015)

This book explores and critically evaluates conceptual and justificatory models related to paternalism in the context of moral philosophy. Paternalistic interventions promoting someone’s good or protecting...


The Dialogue of Constitutional Judges

by Tudorel Toader & Marieta Safta Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 05, 2016)

This book, both internally and internationally, determines the constitutionalization and uniformity of law, respectively the overall strengthening of the protection of values of the rule of law. The authors...