June 8, 2005
New Titles from Ashgate
Consumer Protection Law, 2d ed.
Geraint G. Howells, University of Lancaster, UK and Stephen Weatherill, University of Oxford, UK
June 2005 704 pages
Hardback ISBN 0 7546 2331 9 $114.95 / £75.00
Paperback ISBN 0 7546 2338 6 $69.95 / £35.00
This fully revised and updated second edition of Consumer Protection Law introduces the reader to the substantive law of consumer protection in the United Kingdom, the emphasis being on the place of United Kingdom law within an evolving European legal system and also on the need to draw upon comparative experience.
The Logic of Constitutional Rights
Eric Heinze, Queen Mary, University of London, UK
May 2005 122 pages
Hardback ISBN 0 7546 2538 9 * $99.95 / £55.00
Individual rights raise endless conflicts and spawn intricate standards and policies. Increasing involvement by courts has added still greater complexity. In this book the author argues that a fixed structure underlies that complexity, determining the kinds of arguments that can be made about individual rights.
Community Resources: Intellectual Property, International Trade and Protection of Traditional Knowledge
Johanna Gibson, University of London, UK
June 2005 396 pages
Hardback ISBN 0 7546 4436 7 $114.95 / £60.00
Protection of traditional knowledge and resources is of critical concern not only to the groups involved but also to the international trading community for which these resources are of increasing economic importance. This work examines the concept of 'community', intellectual property models and additional sources for protection at international law (including environmental and human rights frameworks).
Biotechnological Inventions: Moral Restraints and Patent Law
Oliver Mills, National University of Ireland, Galway
April 2005 214 pages
Hardback ISBN 0 7546 2420 X $99.95 / £55.00
Advances in modern biotechnology have produced profound and far-reaching implications for the relationship between humans, animals and the environment. This book examines the role of moral considerations in the patent system as a form of regulation. It questions why in the context of biotechnological inventions morality has become an important issue.
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