Doctors and Rules is a unique and immensely scholarly book. It draws on material that has informed our civilization, including many of the social sciences - history, sociology, and psychology, as well as law. Joseph Jacob seeks to expose the often unarticulated foundations of contemporary debates about the law, medicine, and health, and to question some common assumptions of the functions and structures of social and legal order.
The Ottoman Empire's programme of recentralization and westernization in the first half of the 19th century required a new taxation system, which in turn required an investigation of taxpayers and their income. Drawing on these investigations, this book explores various socio-economic aspects in the period of change.
The end of the last century witnessed two major events in the field of civil justice: the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) came into force and the Human Rights Act (HRA) gave effect to the European Convention on Human Rights. This volume assesses the effect of the Act and attempts to reconcile the expediency and efficiency essential to modern civil justice with the need for recognition of human dignity and equality inherent to human rights. The book is primarily concerned with the effects of the HRA on civil procedure and, in particular, the effects on the CPR. It examines the view that the new civil procedure regime could be susceptible to HRA challenges. More specifically, the work discusses whether there are differences between the CPR and the ECHR ideas of what constitutes a fair trial or just decision and between their views of proportionality. The study notes the differences between common and civil law and discusses whether there is any coming together with other European systems. This book will be a valuable resource for academics and researchers as well as lawyers and judges with an interest in the practical implications of the HRA.
Originally published in 1968 and here reprinted with corrections, this complete introduction to spoken and written Cambodian can also be used as a comprehensive guide to grammar and usage. It includes a phonetic description of the language's sounds, for those with phonetic training, and for others, a series of comparisons with English and French. Gathered chiefly in Cambodia, the material can be followed entirely in transcription, or worked through in the orthography, and includes exercises and a full vocabulary.