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The Land Development Game in China by Jianbo Ma“The [book] describes how land plays a central role in the rapid economic growth of a Chinese region (with the fictitious name of “Dragon County”). Concerned with grain self-sufficiency, the national government of China employs a central planning approach to control the amount of farmland converted to urban use each year. However, the scarcity of land development rights creates high incentives for various local players to evade national policies. Supported by a large number of specific examples, this book...

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Crime and Planning: Building Socially Sustainable Communities by Derek J. PaulsenThe form and layout of a built environment has a significant influence on crime by creating opportunities for it and, in turn, shaping community crime patterns. Effective urban planners and designers will consider crime when making planning and design decisions. A co-publication with the American Planning Association, Crime and Planning: Building Socially Sustainable Communities presents a comprehensive discussion of the interconnections between urban...

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Oklahoma’s Indian New Deal, by Jon S. BlackmanJon Blackman has mined hearings and reports of the U.S. Congress and the Bureau of Indian Affairs to highlight the voices of Oklahoma Indians in the debates over the 1936 Oklahoma Indian Welfare Act, which extended to them the very benefits from which they had been exempted two years before in the Indian Reorganization Act. Thoroughly documented, wholly contextualized, and compellingly argued, this book is a must-read for students of Native American and Oklahoma history.”—W. David Baird, co-author...

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Neuroscience and Legal Responsibility, edited by Nicole A. VincentAdopting a broadly compatibilist approach, the authors of the 14 essays in this volume argue that the behavioral and mind sciences do not threaten the moral foundations of legal responsibility. Rather, these sciences provide fresh insight into human agency and updated criteria as well as powerful diagnostic and intervention tools for assessing and altering minds. (from the dust jacket)Law Library K 346 .N48 2013

Professor Bezanson

Professor Randall P. Bezanson, David H. Vernon Professor of Law at the University of Iowa College of Law, passed away January 25 after a long illness. His scholarship spanned the fields of administrative law, constitutional law, first amendment theory, defamation and privacy law, law and medicine, and the history of freedom of the press.

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Disrobed: An Inside Look at the Life and Work of a Federal Trial Judge by Frederic BlockHaving begun his law career over 50 years ago in a small-town private practice, Judge Block has had plenty of experience on the bench. Over the years, he's contended with unethical local government practices, a police brutality case, and his own inner struggles with "mak rich people richer," a trend that eventually prompted him to welcome his promotion to federal judge, a position granted him by then-President Bill Clinton. Here, he addresses everything from his family life...

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Research Handbook on Intellectual Property Licensing consists of 19 contributions from international experts. The focus goes beyond patents to include all key IP assets as well as selected country-specific discussions. Articles related to specific intellectual property licensing policies address such topics as authors' transfer and license contracts under US copyright law, a European view of copyright licensing, software contracts, open source software licensing, and licensing of trade secrets and know-how, among other topics. The section on common...

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Following World War II, there were many war crime trials in both the former European and Pacific theatres of war. The University of Iowa Law Library has extensive print, online, and microform resources dealing with post-World War II Axis war crime trials involving Germany and Japan. Please see this legal research guide, War Crimes, to the Law Library’s post-World War II war crimes collections.Print resources include bound volumes of primary law (international statutes and war crime tribunal trial...

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The Paradox of Gender Equality: How American Women’s Groups Gained and Lost their Public Voice by Kristin A. GossAlthough citizenship and democracy are often cast as lofty notions in tomes of political philosophy, it is vital to have academic scholarship that also addresses the individual and collective actors who have actually advanced these concepts in the US. In a thoughtful, data-driven study of congressional testimony, Goss (Duke Univ.) accomplishes this aim by exploring women's collective participation in American political and public life from the end of...

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Flash Mob Law: The Legal Side of Planning and Participating in Pillow Fights, No Pants Rides, and Other Shenanigans by Ruth CarterIf you haven’t seen the YouTube video of the Copenhagen Philharmonic performing Ravel’s Bolero in the Copenhagen Central Station, I recommend it – that video will give you a flavor of a flash mob. In this book, by Ruth Carter, she explains what a flash mob is and explores the various aspects of law that may be involved when a flash mob gives a performance, such as intellectual property, torts, criminal law, evidence, and the...

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