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Vol 24 No 3 March/April 2019

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Take the Witness: Cross Examination in International Arbitration

Edited by: Lawrence W. Newman, Timothy G. Nelson
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Global Perspectives in Urban Law: The Legal Power of Cities

Edited by: Nestor M. Davidson

ISBN13: 9780815372271
Published: December 2018
Publisher: Informa Law from Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £115.00

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The growing field of urban law commands a collaborative scholarly focus on comparative and global perspectives. This volume offers diverse insights into urban law, with emerging theories and analyses of topics ranging from criminal reform and urban housing, social and economic inequality and financial crises, and democratization and freedom for individual identity and space. Particularly now, social, economic, and cultural issues must be closely examined in conjunction with the rule of law to address not only inadequate access to basic services, but also to construct long term plans for our cities and our world—a bright, safe future.

Law and Society
Part I: Law and Belonging in the Urban Context
1. Contested Values: How Jim Crow Segregation Ordinances Redefined Property Rights - Laura Delgado and Justin Steil
2. Privacy, Participation and the City - Abigail Jackson and Julian Sidoli del Ceno
3. Discrepancy between Legal Approaches and Policy Goals: A Case Study of Subsidized Housing in Hong Kong - Alice Lee and Phoebe Woo
4. Eviction as a Tool for Crime Control: Fighting Drug-Related Crime in the Netherlands and the United States - L. Michelle Bruijn and Michel Vols
5. Urban Citizens and Water: Johannesburg and Dublin’s Experience with the Human Right to Water - Scott McKenzie
6. Who Owns the Sidewalk? Analysing Spatial Reorganization Amidst Regulation and Hierarchies in the Pondy Bazaar Street Market, Chennai, India - Padmapriya Govindarajan
7. ‘Better City, Better Life’? Urban Transformation and Conflict Management in the Global South - Malcolm MacLaren
Part II: Innovation and Urban Governance in Legal Perspective
8. Financing Local Governments in Times of Recession: Financial and Legal Innovation in the Face of the 2008 Crisis - Daniel B. Rodriguez and Nadav Shoked
9. Keeping Municipal Law-Making Democratic: A Critical Appraisal of the Legal Position of Third Party Rights from the State of Victoria, Australia - Rebecca Leshinsky
10. Saving Sriracha, Fighting City Power: An LA School View of Urban Law in a Hot Sauce Conflict - Ernesto Hernández-López
11. Cities as Stakeholders: Corporate Social Responsibility in an Urban Environment - Ronit Donyets Kedar