Connectedness and Contagion

Protecting the Financial System from Panics

Author: Hal S. Scott

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262034379

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 440

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An argument that contagion is the most significant risk facing the financial system and that Dodd¬Frank has reduced the government's ability to respond effectively.

International Finance

Transactions, Policy, and Regulation

Author: Hal S. Scott,Anna Gelpern

Publisher: Foundation Press

ISBN: 9781609301859

Category: Law

Page: 1464

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This nineteenth edition on international finance includes the continuing responses to the 2007–2009 global financial crisis and the ongoing Eurozone crisis, and reflects the reality of the Dodd-Frank Act, which has spawned hundreds of rule-making proceedings. Chapter 2 now deals with the newly enacted Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act of 2012. Chapter 5 deals with the Euro and Eurozone crisis, the multiple responses to which have been the major focus of international finance in the past year. Chapter 7 discusses the continued formation and implementation of the Basel III rules, as well as the expanding use of stress tests. Chapter 15 addresses the vast regulatory changes in regulation for the over-the-counter derivatives market. Chapter 16 deals with new regulatory proposals for money market and hedge funds.

International Finance

Law and Regulation

Author: Hal S. Scott,Anna Gelpern

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780414024205

Category: Banks and banking, International

Page: 1294

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This work explains the legislation and regulation of international finance and how it should be applied. It includes the new regulatory regimes in the US and Europe as well as developments arising from Basel II.

Ovid, Metamorphoses, 3.511-733

Latin Text with Introduction, Commentary, Glossary of Terms, Vocabulary Aid and Study Questions

Author: Ingo Gildenhard,Andrew Zissos

Publisher: Open Book Publishers

ISBN: 178374085X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 260

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This extract from Ovid's 'Theban History' recounts the confrontation of Pentheus, king of Thebes, with his divine cousin, Bacchus, the god of wine. Notwithstanding the warnings of the seer Tiresias and the cautionary tale of a character Acoetes (perhaps Bacchus in disguise), who tells of how the god once transformed a group of blasphemous sailors into dolphins, Pentheus refuses to acknowledge the divinity of Bacchus or allow his worship at Thebes. Enraged, yet curious to witness the orgiastic rites of the nascent cult, Pentheus conceals himself in a grove on Mt. Cithaeron near the locus of the ceremonies. But in the course of the rites he is spotted by the female participants who rush upon him in a delusional frenzy, his mother and sisters in the vanguard, and tear him limb from limb. The episode abounds in themes of abiding interest, not least the clash between the authoritarian personality of Pentheus, who embodies 'law and order', masculine prowess, and the martial ethos of his city, and Bacchus, a somewhat effeminate god of orgiastic excess, who revels in the delusional and the deceptive, the transgression of boundaries, and the blurring of gender distinctions. This course book offers a wide-ranging introduction, the original Latin text, study aids with vocabulary, and an extensive commentary. Designed to stretch and stimulate readers, Gildenhard and Zissos's incisive commentary will be of particular interest to students of Latin at AS and undergraduate level. It extends beyond detailed linguistic analysis to encourage critical engagement with Ovid's poetry and discussion of the most recent scholarly thought.

Problems in Professional Responsibility for a Changing Profession

Author: Andrew L. Kaufman,David B. Wilkins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 876

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Kaufman and Wilkins mark the 20th anniversary of Problems in Professional Responsibility for a Changing Profession with a new 5th edition. Their new edition covers judicial, legislative, and executive developments in the traditional fields of conflicting interests and confidentiality, specialty fields of corporate and government representation as well as representation of those with impaired capacity. It also deals with the problems created by the increasing nationalization and internationalization of law practice, including the basic problem of trying to determine whose professional responsibility law governs the activity of lawyers when they engage in activity beyond their home jurisdictions. Various efforts to reform the profession here and abroad to meet the legal needs of clients and would-be clients are also presented. The authors have added substantial new material dealing with the demographics and institutions of law practice and their effect on professional identity.

Comparative Takeover Regulation

Global and Asian Perspectives

Author: Umakanth Varottil,Wai Yee Wan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108170978

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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While Western economies generally display dispersed shareholding in listed companies, Asian economies commonly have concentrated shareholding also in publicly listed companies. The principal analysis in Comparative Takeover Regulation relates to the role of takeover regulation in different economies. In the Asian context, the nature of takeover regulation may necessitate a different approach, with greater emphasis on the mandatory bids and disclosure of substantial shareholding. The likelihood of hostile takeovers will be minimal. It is these differences among various jurisdictions that strike at the heart of Varottil and Wan's new work. Ideal for educational institutions that teach corporate law, corporate governance, and mergers and acquisitions, as well as for law firms, corporate counsel and other practitioners, Comparative Takeover Regulation provides students and scholars with brand new analysis of this increasingly important field of study.

The Economics of Contracts

Theories and Applications

Author: Eric Brousseau,Jean-Michel Glachant

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521893138

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 584

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A 2002 survey of economics of contracts appealing to scholars in economics, management and law.

The Speculation Economy

How Finance Triumphed Over Industry (Volume 2 of 2) (Large Print 16pt)

Author: Lawrence E. Mitchell

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458722732

Category:

Page: 488

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The first book to reveal the deep historical roots of the modern corporate obsession with stock price - a major cause of recent scandals like those at Enron and WorldComDetails how the rise of the modern corporation created the modern stock market - and why this led to an economy dominated by stock speculationAmerican companies once focused exclusively on providing the best products and services. But today, most corporations are obsessed with maximizing their stock prices, resulting in short-term thinking and the kind of cook-the-books corruption seen in the Enron and WorldCom scandals. How did this happen?In this groundbreaking book, Lawrence E. Mitchell traces the origins of the problem to the first decade of the 20th century, when industrialists and bankers began merging existing companies into huge ''combines''- today's giant corporations - so they could profit by manufacturing and selling stock in these new entities. He describes and analyzes the legal changes that made this possible, the federal regulatory efforts that missed the significance of this transforming development, and the changes in American society and culture that led more and more Americans to enter the market, turning from relatively safe bonds to riskier common stock in the hopes of becoming rich. Financiers and the corporations they controlled encouraged this trend, but as stock ownership expanded and businesses were increasingly forced to cater to stockholders' ''get rich quick'' expectations, a subtle but revolutionary shift in the nature of the American economy occurred: finance no longer served industry; instead, industry began to serve finance.The Speculation Economy analyzes the history behind the opening of this economic Pandora's box, the root cause of so many modern acts of corporate malfeasance.

Constitutional Law

Author: Erwin Chemerinsky

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454860596

Category: Law

Page: 1900

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A leading fifth edition text by a prominent scholar, Constitutional Law, is known for its concise, yet comprehensive presentation. Professor Chemerinsky’s distinctive approach presents the law solely through case excerpts and his own essays, and with the author’s context and background information, the law becomes more readily understood. The text’s flexible organization accommodates a variety of course structures so that no chapter assumes that students have read preceding material. Finally, a complete Teacher's Manual and Annual Case Supplement round out this acclaimed Constitutional Law text. Features: Comprehensive coverage; accessible writing style Distinctive approach presents the law solely through case excerpts and author-written essays Provides context and background information Flexible organization—no chapter assumes that students have read other chapters Updated throughout; includes major new cases

The Best Democracy Money Can Buy

Author: Greg Palast

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110121323X

Category: Political Science

Page: 408

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"Palast is astonishing, he gets the real evidence no one else has the guts to dig up." Vincent Bugliosi, author of None Dare Call it Treason and Helter Skelter Award-winning investigative journalist Greg Palast digs deep to unearth the ugly facts that few reporters working anywhere in the world today have the courage or ability to cover. From East Timor to Waco, he has exposed some of the most egregious cases of political corruption, corporate fraud, and financial manipulation in the US and abroad. His uncanny investigative skills as well as his no-holds-barred style have made him an anathema among magnates on four continents and a living legend among his colleagues and his devoted readership. This exciting collection, now revised and updated, brings together some of Palast's most powerful writing of the past decade. Included here are his celebrated Washington Post exposé on Jeb Bush and Katherine Harris's stealing of the presidential election in Florida, and recent stories on George W. Bush's payoffs to corporate cronies, the payola behind Hillary Clinton, and the faux energy crisis. Also included in this volume are new and previously unpublished material, television transcripts, photographs, and letters.

Law Professors and the Shaping of American Law

Author: Stephen Presser

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634590457

Category:

Page: 502

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There is no nation in which the teachers of law play a more prominent role than in the United States. In this unique volume Stephen Presser, a law professor for four decades, explains how his colleagues have both furthered and frustrated the American ideals that ours is a government of laws not men, and that our legal system ought to promote justice for all. In a dazzling review of three centuries of teaching about American law, from Blackstone to Barack Obama, Presser shows how these extraordinary men and women shaped not only our law, but also our politics and culture.

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

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Engineering Ethics: Concepts and Cases

Author: Charles E. Harris, Jr.,Michael S. Pritchard,Michael J. Rabins,Ray James,Elaine Englehardt

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 133767074X

Category: Education

Page: 50

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Packed with examples pulled straight from recent headlines, ENGINEERING ETHICS, Sixth Edition, helps engineers understand the importance of their conduct as professionals as well as reflect on how their actions can affect the health, safety and welfare of the public and the environment. Numerous case studies give readers plenty of hands-on experience grappling with modern-day ethical dilemmas, while the book's proven and structured method for analysis walks readers step by step through ethical problem-solving techniques. It also offers practical application of the Engineering Code of Ethics and thorough coverage of critical moral reasoning, effective organizational communication, sustainability and economic development, risk management, ethical responsibilities, globalized standards for engineering and emerging challenges relating to evolving technology. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Law, Policy, and Practice on China's Periphery

Selective Adaptation and Institutional Capacity

Author: Pitman B. Potter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136936351

Category: Law

Page: 272

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This book examines the Chinese government’s policies and practices for relations with the Inner Periphery areas of Tibet, Xinjiang, and Inner Mongolia, and the Outer Periphery areas of Hong Kong and Taiwan focusing on themes of political authority, socio-cultural relations, and economic development. China’s history may be seen as one of managing the geographic periphery surrounding China proper. Successive imperial, republican, and communist governments have struggled to maintain sovereignty over the regions surrounding the great river valleys of China. The importance of the periphery is no less real today, concerns over national security, access to natural resources, and long-held concerns about relations between Han and other ethnic groups continue to dominate Chinese law, policy and practice regarding governance in the Inner Periphery regions of Inner Mongolia, Xinjiang, and Tibet. In the Outer Periphery, Beijing sees engagement with the outside world (particularly the West) as inextricably tied to Chinese sovereignty over former foreign colonies of Hong Kong and Taiwan. Using the case study of national integration to indicate how policies are articulated and implemented through law and political-legal institutions, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of the peripheral regions. It will also appeal to academic and policy communities interested in legal reform in China

Making Your Case

The Art of Persuading Judges

Author: Antonin Scalia,Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: West Legalworks

ISBN: 9780314184719

Category: Law

Page: 245

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Presents the basics of writing legal briefs and giving oral arguments, with discussions on the essentials of building a case through legal reasoning and the key elements of persuasive and successful oral pleading in the courtroom.