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2014

Substantive Protection under Investment Treaties: A Legal and Economic Analysis

Jonathan Bonnitcha (New South Wales & Magdalen 2006)

Substantive Protection under Investment Treaties: A Legal and Economic Analysis by Jonathan Bonnitcha (New South Wales & Magdalen 2006) provides the first systematic analysis of the consequences of the substantive protections that investment treaties provide to foreign investors. It proposes a new framework for identifying and evaluating the costs and benefits of differing levels of investment treaty protection, and uses this framework to evaluate the levels of protection for foreign investors implied by different interpretations of the fair and equitable treatment and indirect expropriation provisions of investment treaties. (Cambridge University Press, July 2014).

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2014

Among the Ruins: Syria Past and Present

Christian Sahner (New Jersey & St John's 2007)

Among the Ruins: Syria Past and Present by Christian Sahner (New Jersey & St John's 2007) is a poignant, affectionate history of the peoples of Syria, their fragile coexistence and how sectarianism is unravelling a once proud country. It blends history, memoir and reportage, drawing on the author’s extensive knowledge of Syria in ancient, medieval, and modern times, as well as his experiences living in the Levant on the eve of the war and in the midst of the ‘Arab Spring’. These plot lines converge in a rich narrative of a country in constant flux — a place renewed by the very shifts that, in the near term, are proving so destructive. (Oxford University Press, to be published September 2014).  

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2010

The Politics of Provisions: Food Riots, Moral Economy, and Market Transition in England c. 1550–1850

John Bohstedt (Iowa & Oriel 1964)

The Politics of Provisions: Food Riots, Moral Economy, and Market Transition in England c. 1550–1850 by John Bohstedt (Iowa & Oriel 1964) considers how food marketing and consumption were matters of politics as much as economics as England became a market society. In times of dearth, concatenations of food riots, repression, and relief created a maturing politics of provisions. (Ashgate, September 2010).

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2014

The Narrow Road to the Deep North

Richard Flanagan (Tasmania & Worcester 1984)

The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan (Tasmania & Worcester 1984) is an epic novel which describes the despair of a Japanese POW camp on the Burma Death Railway, where surgeon Dorrigo Evans is haunted by his love affair with his uncle’s young wife two years earlier. Struggling to save the men under his command from starvation, from cholera, from beatings, he receives a letter that will change his life forever. Long-listed for the 2014 Man Booker prize. (Chatto & Windus, July 2014).

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2014

The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution

Walter Isaacson (Louisiana & Pembroke 1974)

The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution by Walter Isaacson (Louisiana & Pembroke 1974) is the story of the people who created the computer and the Internet. It is destined to be the standard history of the digital revolution and an indispensable guide to how innovation really happens. (Simon & Schuster, October 2014)

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2014

Principles of Administrative Law, 6th Edition

David Jones (Alberta & Balliol 1970), and Anne S. de Villars

Principles of Administrative Law, 6th Edition by David Jones (Alberta & Balliol 1970), and  Anne S. de Villars is a text which provides readers with a concise statement of the principles of administrative law. Rather than attempting to discuss the abundance of case law emanating from every Canadian jurisdiction, this work provides a conceptual framework for understanding the principles of administrative law, which readers may then apply to specific fact situations. (Carswell, June 2014). 

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2014

The Audacious Adventures of Dr Louis Lawrence Smith

John Poynter (Victoria & Magdalen 1951)

The Audacious Adventures of Dr Louis Lawrence Smith by John Poynter (Victoria & Magdalen 1951) is a biography which highlights his many sides - as medico, writer, publisher, politician, litigant, showman, speculator, collector, vigneron, farmer, breeder and rider of racehorses, and the guiding hand for thirty years of Melbourne's great exhibition complex...The Audacious Adventures of Dr Louis Lawrence Smith is a captivating look into the life of a mercurial man. (Australian Scholarly Publishing, May 2014).

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2014

Breakthrough Leadership in the Digital Age: Using Learning Science to Reboot Schooling

Frederick Hess and Bror Saxberg (Washington & Merton 1980)

Breakthrough Leadership in the Digital Age: Using Learning Science to Reboot Schooling by Frederick Hess and Bror Saxberg (Washington & Merton 1980), considers how today’s most successful school leaders are truly “learning engineers”: creative thinkers who redefine their problems and design new ways to better serve kids’ success. Technology has a critical role, but it’s the creative reinvention of schools, systems, and classrooms that has to come first. (Corwin, 2014).

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2014

How Peace Operations Work: Power, Legitimacy, and Effectiveness

Jeni Whalan (Australia-at-Large & Balliol 2005)

How Peace Operations Work: Power, Legitimacy, and Effectiveness by Jeni Whalan (Australia-at-Large & Balliol 2005),  proposes a new approach to studying the effectiveness of peace operations, asking new questions about how these crucial institutions of international security governance work, and generating new insights about how they might be made to work better. What emerges is the overriding importance of local legitimacy -- the perception among local actors that a peace operation, its personnel, and its objectives are right, fair, and appropriate. (Oxford University Press, February 2014).

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2014

Launching The New Enlightenment: The Reaffirmation of the Social Contract

Michael Jaffey (Rhodesia & St Edmund Hall 1949)

Launching The New Enlightenment: The Reaffirmation of the Social Contract by Michael Jaffey (Rhodesia & St Edmund Hall 1949) argues for reaffirming the Social Contract inherited from the original Age of Enlightenment, that society's only justification is serving all the people within it. (CreateSpace, May 2014).

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