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McGraw-Hill 2007

The Surveillance Studies Reader

Edition: paperback

Author: Edited By Sean P Hier & Josh Greenberg

ISBN: 9780335220267,

Publishers: McGraw-Hill, Open University Press

Price: £20.99

Publication Date: August 2007

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From the horrific images of James Bulger's abduction at the Strand Shopping Centre in Bootle, through to the frighteningly mundane pictures of the July 7th bombers at Luton Station, surveillance is a key part of our everyday lives.
In this topical reader Sean Hier and Josh Greenberg bring together extracts from some of the most influential readings on surveillance studies. The reader examines thoughts about self-surveillance, scrutiny of specific parts of society, sophisticated data gathering techniques and the ubiquity of CCTV. While surveillance is an intrinsic feature of human social relationships, it is only in the past few years that information and data-gathering techniques have emerged as a sustained multi-disciplinary topic of investigation and theorization.
Surveillance studies, now a rapidly growing area of academic study, has begun documenting the changing character and consequences of surveillance techniques throughout the world. The readings presented in this book represent one more step towards developing a coherent statement on surveillance studies.
The readings are organised into distinct sections:

Surveillance, the nation-state and social control

Computers, simulations and assemblages

Surveillance in everyday life

Surveillance, politics and social inequality

Surveillance and public opinion

Ethics, privacy and resistance

The Surveillance Studies Reader is key reading for students of sociology, politics, social policy, media and communications studies, social psychology and criminology.
Essays by: Charles Barker, Colin Bennett, William Bogard, Roy Coleman, Christopher Dandeker, Richard Eriscson, Michel Foucault, Oscar H. Gandy, Anthony Giddens, John Gilliom, Stephen Graham, Kevin Haggerty, Susan Hansen, Sean P. Hier, David Lyon, Gary Marx, Dawn Moore, Mike Nellis, Charles Raab, Alasdair Roberts, James Rule, Graham Sewell, Mimi Sheller, John Torpey, John Urry, Kevin Walby, David Wood.



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Business Law

Edition: 13th

Format: SOFT + DVD

Authors:  Jane Mallor,   A  James Barnes,  L  Thomas Bowers, Arlen Langvardt

ISBN: 0071106987

Publishers: McGraw-Hill

Price £46.99

Publication Date: May 2006

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Mallor, Barnes, Bowers and Langvardt's: Business Law: The Ethical, Global, and E-Commerce Environment, 13e is appropriate for the two-term business law course. The cases in the 13th edition are excerpted and edited by the authors. The syntax is not altered, therefore retaining the language of the courts. As in the 12th edition, the 13th edition includes a mix of actual AND hypothetical cases. The title has been changed to reflect a new focus of the book- the global and Internet environment
Key Features

Chapter 4, Business Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Critical Thinking includes two additional section:

-How to lead ethically, that is, how to ensure that those under one's direction, management, and guidance act in an ethical way.

-Common characteristics of decisions gone wrong. This section meshes the material on ethics and critical thinking, concluding with a list of factors that commonly lead to bad decisions, such as complexity of a problem, low margin for error, and cognitive biases that increase risk and lead to over-confidence.

Material on the unintended effects of Sarbanes Oxley has been added, including 1) an increase in going private (public companies choosing no longer to be public),2) reduced quality audits by independent audit firms that have a lower understanding of the client's business, and 3) companies choosing to incorporate under foreign jurisdiction.

Chapter 43 now includes material on the convictions and acquittals of high-profile corporate executives such as Dennis Kozlowski (Tyco), Bernie Ebbers (Enron), and Richard Scrushy (HealthSouth).

Bankruptcy Chapter now incorporates the major changes to the Act as a result of legislation passed in April 2005. These are the most significant changes since the 1978 Act.

Chapter 46, Legal and Professional Responsibilities of Auditors, Consultants, and Securities Professionals expands the coverage of securities professionals and coverage of the actual effects of Sarbanes Oxley on the accounting profession.

A Student DVD is available with each new copy of the text and features 18 interactive videos featuring courtroom arguments for business law cases. These interactive videos give students the opportunity to hear the case and then make their decision. After that, they can access the judge's decision and reasoning. Students are able to disagree with the judge, and "state their case" at the end of each scenario.

Chapter on Ethics. With ethics in the forefront now, the authors have significantly increased the coverage to give instructors and students more time to discuss this important topic.

Cyberlaw in Action. In keeping with today's technological world, these boxes describe and discuss actual instances of e-commerce and cyberlaw occurring in businesses today.

The Global Business Environment. Since global issues affect us in many different aspects of business, this material now appears throughout the text instead of in a separate chapter on International Issues. This box brings to life global issues that are affecting business law.

LogOn. These appear where appropriate and direct students to relevant web sites that give more information on the topic at hand.

Ethics in Action. The ethic and public policy concerns have been removed from the text and replaced with Ethics in Action boxes in each chapter. They appear throughout the chapters and offer critical thinking questions and situations that relate to ethical /public policy concerns.

Opening vignette opens each chapter and present students with a mix of real-life and hypothetical situations and discussion questions. These stories provide a motivational way to open the chapter and get students interested in the content they are about to read.

Concept Reviews visually represent important concepts presented in the text to help summarize key ideas at a glance and simplify students' conceptualization of complicated issues.

Case briefs include the judicial opinions accompanying court decisions. These help to provide concrete examples of the rules stated in the text, and to provide a real-life application of the legal rule.

Problem cases appear at the end of each chapter to encourage student review and comprehension of key topics.

Key terms are bolded throughout the text and defined in the end of text glossary to assist students in their comprehension.

Contents

Part 1 Foundations of American Law
Chapter 1 The Nature of Law
Chapter 2 The Resolution of Private Disputes
Chapter 3 Business and the Constitution
Chapter 4 Business Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Governance and Critical Thinking
Part 2 Crimes and Torts
Chapter 5 Crimes
Chapter 6 Intentional Torts
Chapter 7 Negligence and Strict Liability
Chapter 8 Intellectual Property and Unfair Competition
Part 3 Contracts
Chapter 9 Introduction to Contracts
Chapter 10 The Agreement: Offer
Chapter 11 The Agreement: Acceptance
Chapter 12 Consideration
Chapter 13 Reality of Consent
Chapter 14 Capacity to Contract
Chapter 15 Illegality
Chapter 16 Writing
Chapter 17 Rights of Third Parties
Chapter 18 Performance and Remedies
Part 4 Sales
Chapter 19 Formation and Terms of Sales Contracts
Chapter 20 Product Liability
Chapter 21 Performance of Sales Contracts
Chapter 22 Remedies for Breach of Sales Contracts
Part 5 Property
Chapter 23 Personal Property and Bailments
Chapter 24 Real Property
Chapter 25 Landlord and Tenant
Chapter 26 Estates and Trusts
Chapter 27 Insurance Law (moved from ch. 53)
Part 6 Credit
Chapter 28 Introduction to Credit and Secured Transactions
Chapter 29 Security Interests in Personal Property
Chapter 30 Bankruptcy
Part 7 Commercial Paper
Chapter 31 Negotiable Instruments
Chapter 32 Negotiation and Holder in Due Course
Chapter 33 Liability of Parties
Chapter 34 Checks and Electronic Transfers (new title)
Part 8 Agency Chapter 35 The Agency Relationship
Chapter 36 Third-Party Relations of the Principal and the Agent
Part 9 Partnership Law
Chapter 37 Introduction to Forms of Business and Formation of Partnerships
Chapter 38 Operation of Partnership and Related Forms
Chapter 39 Partners' Dissociation and Partnerships' Dissolution and Winding Up
Chapter 40 Limited Partnerships, Limited Liability Limited Partnerships, and Limited Liability Companies
Part 10 Corporations
Chapter 41 History and Nature of Corporations
Chapter 42 Organization, Financial Structure, and Dissolution of Corporations
Chapter 43 Management of Corporations
Chapter 44 Shareholders' Rights and Liabilities
Chapter 45 Securities Regulation
Chapter 46 Legal Responsibilities of Auditors and Consultants
Part 11 Regulation of Business
Chapter 47 Administrative Agencies
Chapter 48 The Federal Trade Commission Act and Consumer Protection Laws
Chapter 49 Antitrust: The Sherman Act
Chapter 50 The Clayton Act, The Robinson-Patman Act, and Antitrust Exemptions and Immunities
Chapter 51 Employment Law
Chapter 52 Environmental Regulations
Appendix A The Constitution of the United States of America


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