Government Contract Law in the Twenty First Century

Author: Charles Tiefer
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781594608049
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This new book revises, and adds new foci, to the authors' predecessor casebook Government Contract Law: Cases and Materials (2d ed. 2004). It retains the core chapters for a syllabus on the basics of government contracting law. The authors update the core chapters with short, student-friendly, tightly-edited cases. Many cases date from the 2000s, with most of the rest from the 1990s. These present current understandings of issues and doctrines in this rapidly evolving field.As new foci, the authors have greatly expanded the number of specialized chapters treating increasingly important topics. New chapters cover such fast-changing specialties as commercial and IDIQ contracting, intellectual property, health care, construction, government and contractor workforce, false claims and defective pricing, and government takings. Also, the book treats new procedures including protests of task order awards and claims for government breaches of contract.Dozens of fresh notes by the authors cover recent developments such as government acquisition of property rights in software, and contracting in the Afghan and Iraq wars. Tiefer and Shook bring academic and practitioner experience and expertise to their treatment of government contract law.

Law Librarianship in the Twenty first Century

Author: Roy Balleste
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0810858819
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"Law Librarianship in the Twenty-First Century, a text for library and information science courses on law librarianship, introduces readers to the rapidly evolving world of law librarianship

Bioethical and Evolutionary Approaches to Medicine and the Law

Author: W. Noel Keyes
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781590317259
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Bioethics is a multidisciplinary field of law and one that can not be ignored. Bioethical and Evolutionary Approaches to Medicine and the Law is a comprehensive, scholarly analysis of bioethics and the development of its standards. The book is broken up into the following four parts: * Part I deals with scientific, religious, ethical and legal aspects of bioethics * Part II evaluates 100 current bioethical issues and sets forth specific approaches for their resolution * Part III focuses on medical, legal and other problems from beginning of life (overpopulation, birth control, in vitro fertilization, etc.) through end of life (physician assisted suicide, advance directives, euthanasia, etc.) * Part IV discusses the major bioethical issues in genetics and genetic engineering.

The Twenty first Century City

Author: Stephen Goldsmith
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847692514
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A hopeful glimpse of the city of the future--a city where less bureaucracy means lower costs, safer streets and better service. Major Goldsmith has proved that this new philosophy of urban goverance--of government acting as a business and treatingng its citizens as customers--can make America's cities once again buzz with the sounds of success.

Contract Law in Perspective

Author: Linda Mulcahy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134066759
Format: PDF, Docs
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Contract Law in Perspective complements 'black letter' treatments of contract by looking at legal doctrine and statutes in their social, political and economic contexts. It increases students' understanding of the law of contract as well as convinces them why it is so important to us all. In addition to describing the key doctrines in the field, it explains the ideology behind them and considers the extent to which they serve the needs of the business community and consumers. The book broadens understanding and appreciation of the subject by reference to the 'big ideas' in contract theory and how these relate to practice at a level which is suitable for students. This fifth edition: has been substantially revised and now includes sections on privity and the Rights of Third Parties Act as well as a discussion of the Law Commision's Unfair Terms in Contract draft bill includes new chapter introductions and summaries designed to help students identify the key points and reflect on what they have learnt provides advice on further reading pointing students towards sources for more detailed study now includes additional self-test questions for students at the end of each chapter to enable them to consolidate and practice at regular intervals.

Arms and Innovation

Author: James Hasik
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226318893
Format: PDF
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With many of the most important new military systems of the past decade produced by small firms that won competitive government contracts, defense-industry consultant James Hasik argues in Arms and Innovation that small firms have a number of advantages relative to their bigger competitors. Such firms are marked by an entrepreneurial spirit and fewer bureaucratic obstacles, and thus can both be more responsive to changes in the environment and more strategic in their planning. This is demonstrated, Hasik shows, by such innovation in military technologies as those that protect troops from roadside bombs in Iraq and the Predator drones that fly over active war zones and that are crucial to our new war on terror. For all their advantages, small firms also face significant challenges in access to capital and customers. To overcome such problems, they can form alliances either with each other or with larger companies. Hasik traces the trade-offs of such alliances and provides crucial insight into their promises and pitfalls. This ground-breaking study is a significant contribution to understanding both entrepreneurship and alliances, two crucial factors in business generally. It will be of interest to readers in the defense sector as well as the wider business community.

Comparative Law in the 21st Century

Author: Andrew Harding
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
ISBN: 9789041198754
Format: PDF, Mobi
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If one were to define a lawyer's practice as "comparative law", who would not smile at the naivety expressed by such a confusion of the academic and the "practical"? Yet such a definition comes close to reality for an increasing number of practitioners. As society becomes more global and multicultural, many lawyers find themselves researching and applying principles and rules from several legal traditions. In Europe especially, the gradual convergence of civil law and common law that has been under way for decades is now gaining depth and breadth from aspects of Islamic, Asian and African legal cultures, and we are all the better for it. So it is time to take stock of where the discipline of comparative law stands and where it is going, a task undertaken in the 16 essays in this book.

International Law in the 21st Century

Author: Christopher C. Joyner
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742500099
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In the freshest new international law text in 20 years, Christopher C. Joyner offers a critical assessment of international legal rules in the early 21st century as they are applied by governments to the real world. Looking at concepts and principles, processes and critical problems, Joyner steers clear of an old-time case method approach, preferring to treat issues thematically. He shows the challenges of international law in terms of peace, security, human rights, the environment, and economic justice. Particular features of the book include engaging vignettes, clearly defined key terms, and special coverage of emerging topics including common spaces; international criminal law; rules, norms, and regimes; and trade relations and commercial exchange. Through it all, Joyner maintains an intent focus on the role of the individual in the evolving international legal order.

European Politics Into the Twenty first Century

Author: Hans Slomp
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275968007
Format: PDF
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Highlights the differences between U.S. and European politics and discusses such topics as ethnic and religious conflict, electoral procedures and the nature of government, the transformation of the former communist nations, and the European Union.