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Constitutional Originalism: A Debate

Robert.W Bennett and Lawrence B. Solum

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801447938
eISBN:
9780801460630
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801447938.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Problems of constitutional interpretation have many faces, but much of the contemporary discussion has focused on what has come to be called “originalism.” The core of originalism is the belief that ... More


Creating Kosovo: International Oversight and the Making of Ethical Institutions

Elton Skendaj

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452949
eISBN:
9780801470189
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452949.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In shaping the institutions of a new country, what interventions from international actors lead to success and failure? This book's investigation into Kosovo, based on national survey data, ... More


Everyday Law in Russia

Kathryn Hendley

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501705243
eISBN:
9781501708107
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705243.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This book challenges the prevailing common wisdom that Russians cannot rely on their law and that Russian courts are hopelessly politicized and corrupt. While acknowledging the persistence of ... More


Desperate Magic: The Moral Economy of Witchcraft in Seventeenth-Century Russia

Valerie Kivelson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451461
eISBN:
9780801469381
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451461.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

In the courtrooms of seventeenth-century Russia, the great majority of those accused of witchcraft were male, in sharp contrast to the profile of accused witches across Catholic and Protestant Europe ... More


Stepping Up

Josh Lerner

in Everyone Counts: Could "Participatory Budgeting" Change Democracy?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801456657
eISBN:
9780801456060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801456657.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter discusses how in the US, the number of participatory budgeting (PB) participants and dollars allocated has roughly doubled each year since 2011. PB is also being considered for a growing ... More


Going to Law: The Language of Litigation

David Frick

in Kith, Kin, and Neighbors: Communities and Confessions in Seventeenth-Century Wilno

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451287
eISBN:
9780801467530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451287.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter analyzes the language of the litigation that seventeenth-century Vilnans employed as a rule-based form of conflict in maintaining community. It places Vilnans of various confessions and ... More


Conclusion: Reform in the Future

Michael G. Miller

in Subsidizing Democracy: How Public Funding Changes Elections and How It Can Work in the Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452277
eISBN:
9780801469527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452277.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This concluding chapter considers the future of public funding in American elections, arguing that there is little reason to believe that public funding will cease to exist any time soon. ... More


Love

Mark D. West

in Lovesick Japan: Sex * Marriage * Romance * Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449475
eISBN:
9780801461026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449475.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter explores the dark side of love in three kinds of Japanese court cases: suicide, murder, and stalking. Characters in these ominous-sounding tales should not be expected to live happily ... More


Coupling

Mark D. West

in Lovesick Japan: Sex * Marriage * Romance * Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449475
eISBN:
9780801461026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449475.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter first examines how partnerships are made in Japan. The methods for choosing companions are often awkward and dangerous, and, at least in the vision set forth by courts, many people ... More


Commodified Sex

Mark D. West

in Lovesick Japan: Sex * Marriage * Romance * Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449475
eISBN:
9780801461026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449475.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter explores three areas in which Japanese courts rule and comment on commodified sex. The first two are commercial: prostitution and other kinds of sex-for-money transactions, and ... More


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