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Dictionary of international and comparative law /
James R. Fox.
edition
3rd ed.
imprint
Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. : Oceana Publications, c2003.
description
369 p. ; 26 cm.
ISBN
0379215012
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imprint
Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. : Oceana Publications, c2003.
isbn
0379215012
catalogue key
4839115
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Appeared in Choice on 1993-02:
An excellent beginner's or general reader's dictionary for international and comparative law. Several thousand entries are described briefly, and nearly 100 leading journals were used to provide most entries with annotations. Terms in French, German, Italian, and Latin are included. Cross-references and "see" references are excellent and the treatment of acronyms is clear and helpful. There could be a few more cross-references, e.g., linking the various treaties that ended WW I. Some of the information has gone out of date with the tremendous changes in the international arena; but this is a problem with books in many fields. Recommended wholeheartedly for all libraries, since it will help students who have questions as well as seasoned scholars who need quick citations. S. J. Stillwell Jr.; Harvard University
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A helpful reference tool for attorneys who must find the words, phrases, and abbreviations not in common standard or legal dictionaries ... Very helpful as a desktop reference for a wide body of informaton not easily available elsewhere.
An excellent dictionary for anyone interested in international and comparative law. The definitions are well chosen and the text includes excellent cross references to further sources.
"As international law develops, the need for an international law dictionary becomes apparent. This, coupled with recent events such as terrorism, has meant that such a resource has now become necessary. Written in a very readable manner, the dictionary is well laid out so that a relevant definition can be located quickly. The definitions are also very clear and concise. The text is also cross-referenced which enables further research on an area to be undertaken Whilst this is primarily a US textbook, the text is extremely useful for European lawyers as the text defines international treaties like the Treaty of Paris. In conclusion, this is an excellent dictionary for anyone interested in international and comparative law. The definitions are well chosen and the text includes excellent cross references to further resources." -Student Law Journal, 27 December 2003 Reviews of the Second Edition "...an extremely useful volume." - Dan H. Zafren, International Law & Trade Perspectives Vol. 24, #2, Feb. 1998 "...a helpful reference tool for attorneys who must find the words, phrases, and abbreviations not in common standard or legal dictionaries. Concise explanations of terms are provided, with cross-references to related terms and other sources where more information may be found. One of the most helpful features is the abundant list of treaties and case names...the book is very helpful as a desktop reference for a wide body of information not easily available elsewhere." -John Eastwood, Business Laws, Inc. Corporate Counsels International Advisor Issue 153, Feb. 1998
"As international law develops, the need for an international law dictionary becomes apparent. This, coupled with recent events such as terrorism, has meant that such a resource has now become necessary. Written in a very readable manner, the dictionary is well laid out so that a relevant definition can be located quickly. The definitions are also very clear and concise. The text is also cross-referenced which enables further research on an area to be undertaken Whilst this is primarily a US textbook, the text is extremely useful for European lawyers as the text defines international treaties like the Treaty of Paris. In conclusion, this is an excellent dictionary for anyone interested in international and comparative law. The definitions are well chosen and the text includes excellent cross references to further resources." -Student Law Journal, 27 December 2003 Reviews of the Second Edition "...an extremely useful volume." - Dan H. Zafren,International Law & Trade Perspectives Vol. 24, #2, Feb. 1998 "...a helpful reference tool for attorneys who must find the words, phrases, and abbreviations not in common standard or legal dictionaries. Concise explanations of terms are provided, with cross-references to related terms and other sources where more information may be found. One of the most helpful features is the abundant list of treaties and case names...the book is very helpful as a desktop reference for a wide body of information not easily available elsewhere." -John Eastwood, Business Laws, Inc.Corporate Counsels International Advisor Issue 153, Feb. 1998
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Main Description
An outstanding desktop tool, the Dictionary of International and Comparative Law is ideal for anyone seeking clear, concise definitions of terminology found in the practice of international and comparative law. This expanded and indispensable guide includes many entries which cannot be found in any other source. What's new in the Third Edition Indisputably the largest dictionary on this subject in print, with over 5,000 entries, 20% of the definitions are revised and enhanced and 500 new entries appear in this edition for the first time. Recognizing the influence of world events, terminology arising from acts of terrorism, such as the attack on the World Trade Center, and the subsequent escalating focus on the war on terrorism comprise many of the new entries.
Main Description
An outstanding desktop tool, theDictionary of International and Comparative Lawis ideal for anyone seeking clear, concise definitions of terminology found in the practice of international and comparative law. This expanded and indispensable guide includes many entries which cannot be found in any other source. What's new in the Third Edition Indisputably the largest dictionary on this subject in print, with over 5,000 entries, 20% of the definitions are revised and enhanced and 500 new entries appear in this edition for the first time. Recognizing the influence of world events, terminology arising from acts of terrorism, such as the attack on the World Trade Center, and the subsequent escalating focus on the war on terrorism comprise many of the new entries.

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