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Monday, 17 May 2021

A selection of law e-books were purchased between 15 April - 15 May, in association with the ebooks@cambridge team. These are all available through iDiscover, and include:

Histories Written by International Criminal Courts and Tribunals: Developing a Responsible History Framework, by Aldo Borda Zammit (T.M.C. Asser Press, 2021).

This book argues for a more moderate approach to history-writing in international criminal adjudication by articulating the elements of a “responsible history” normative framework. The question of whether international criminal courts and tribunals (ICTs) ought to write historical narratives has gained renewed relevance in the context of the recent turn to history in international criminal law, the growing attention to the historical legacies of the ad hoc Tribunals and the minimal attention paid to historical context in the first judgment of the International Criminal Court.

Personal Data in Competition, Consumer Protection and Intellectual Property Law: Towards a Holistic Approach? edited by Mor Bakhoum, Beatriz Conde Gallego, Mark-Oliver Mackenrodt and Gintarė Surblytė-Namavičienė (Springer, 2018).

This book analyses the legal approach to personal data taken by different fields of law. An increasing number of business models in the digital economy rely on personal data as a key input. In exchange for sharing their data, online users benefit from personalized and innovative services. But companies' collection and use of personal data raise questions about privacy and fundamental rights.

Research Handbook on Human Rights and Poverty, edited by Martha F. Davis, Morten Kjaerum and Amanda Lyons (Edward Elgar, 2021).

This important Research Handbook explores the nexus between human rights, poverty and inequality as a critical lens for understanding and addressing key challenges of the coming decades, including the objectives set out in the Sustainable Development Goals. The Research Handbook starts from the premise that poverty is not solely an issue of minimum income and explores the profound ways that deprivation and distributive inequality of power and capability relate to economic, social, cultural, civil and political rights.

Research Handbook on Law and Emotion, edited by Susan A. Bandes, Jody Lyneé Madeira, Kathryn D. Temple and Emily Kidd White (Edward Elgar, 2021).

This illuminating Research Handbook analyses the role that emotions play and ought to play in legal reasoning and practice, rejecting the simplistic distinction between reason and emotion. International expert contributors take multidisciplinary approaches, drawing on neuroscience, philosophy, literary theory, psychology, history, and sociology to examine the role of a wide range of emotions across a variety of legal contexts.

Stewart Macaulay: Selected Works, edited by David Campbell (Springer, 2020).

This book represents a unique resource about Stewart Macaulay one of the common law world's leading scholars of the law of contract and of the law in action approach to the study of law. Since 1959, he has published over 50 articles in leading journals, a number of working papers, (with colleagues at the University of Wisconsin Law School) a pathbreaking casebook for the teaching of the law of contract, and (with other colleagues) equally pathbreaking collections of materials for the teaching of the law in action or law in context approach to the study of law.

Welfare's Forgotten Past: A Socio-Legal History of the Poor Law, by Lorie Charlesworth (Routledge, 2010).

That ‘poor law was law’ is a fact that has slipped from the consciousness of historians of welfare in England and Wales, and in North America. Welfare's Forgotten Past remedies this situation by tracing the history of the legal right of the settled poor to relief when destitute.

All of these e-books are available to current University of Cambridge staff and students with a Raven password. A full list of e-book platforms can be viewed via the ebooks@cambridge LibGuide.