In this section the readers will find all reviewed books in the field of criminal law including domestic and international law as well as procedures and theories.

Book 01  -  Constitutional Law: Principles and Policies By: Erwin Chermerinsky 

Title: Constitutional Law: Principles and Policies

Author/s: Erwin Chermerinsky

Publisher: Wolters Kluwers  

Publication Year: 2011

Publication Place: USA

Edition: Fourth

Call No: LAW KF 4550 .C427 2011

Language: English

Reference/citation/bibliography: This book does not have bibliography, but it has index, appendix, and table of cases which have happened in the past.

Audience: Law students, researchers and commentators, also good for law instructors.

Geographic Area: United States

Accuracy: The author is a professor and dean of California University. He described topics clearly in academic manner.  

Special Feature: Topics discussed based on the latest amendments to the US constitution.

 

Summary: The history of US constitution, amendments, Federal power in judicial and legislation, civil rights, liberty, equal protection and other US constitutional standards are discussed. It is a good source to know better the US citizen’s rights, liberty and other humanitarian values.

Book 02  -  Freedom of Religion By: Paul M. Taylor 

Title: Freedom of Religion

Author/s: Paul M. Taylor

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Year: 2005

Publication Place: United Kingdom

Edition:  First

Call No: Law K 3258 T39 2005

Language: English

Reference/citation/bibliography: The book has bibliography, annex, index, table of conventions and declaration.

Audience: All nations, governments and their responsibilities toward religious freedom.

Geographic Area: The audience of the topics is all countries especially Europeans.

Accuracy: The author is a barrister in London. He wrote the book based on international and regional declarations, conventions and treaties especially European. The book is published by one of the most popular publishers in the globe, Cambridge University Press. So firstly the author is an experience person, second he pointed out and argued based on human rights documents and lastly published by academic publishing organization.

Special Features: Table of treaties, conventions, declarations and abbreviations are included.

 

Summary: The author discussed all aspects of religious freedom such as individualism, limitation, proscription, teaching and conversion based on countries’ policies and in comparison to the regional and international enacted documents. 

Also he discussed about human rights courts in the Europe, The Human Rights Committee and the role of the reporters in countries. 

Book 03  -  Narratives of Islamic Legal Theory By: Rumme Ahmed 

Title: Narratives of Islamic Legal Theory 

Author/s: Rumme Ahmed

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Year: 2012

Publication Place: United Kingdom, Oxford

Edition: First

Call No: LAW KBP 440.3 .A435 2012

Language: English

Reference/citation/bibliography: Bibliography of this book is includes Arabic and non Arabic sources, also an appendix of Hanafi scholars is provided.

Audience: Jurists and lawyers.

Geographic Area: Islamic countries

Accuracy: Content of the book is accurately described; it is based on popular Hanafi jurisprudence speakers, such as Muhammad Al-Shibani and Abu-al-Hassan Al-kharkhi and other Baghdadians. Additionally, the author Mr. Rumme Ahmed is an assistant professor of religious studies at the British Columbia University of Vancouver. Mr. Ahmed’s written work is supported by the Oxford Islamic Legal Studies Department.

Special Features: The book does not have any special feature, but its jacket demonstrates Islamic old architectural design of a mosque.  

 

Summary: The book discusses other sources of Islamic legal Traditions besides the Holy Quran. The great Muhammad, Islam’s messenger and his speech types like Multiple-Chained Transmission and Single Transmissions are described. Opinions, analogy and following from the Islamic scholars; Taqlid of the Mujtahid and other important theories that have positive influence on the Islamic litigations are clearly described.

Book 04  -  The Administrative Law of Afghanistan By: Sarwar Danesh

Title: The Administrative Law of Afghanistan

Original title: حقوق اداری افغانستان

Author/s: Sarwar Danesh

Publisher: Ibn- Sina University

Publication Year: 2013

Publication Place: Kabul

Edition: Second  

Call No: LAW KNF 2720 .S27 2013

Language: Dari

Reference/citation/bibliography: The book has bibliography.

Audience: Law students, administrators and researchers.

Geographic Area: Afghanistan

Accuracy: The author is one of the best Afghan lawyers, professor and currently the Second Vice President of Afghanistan. He has a good knowledge of Afghanistan laws and earned the top academic credential from Afghanistan.

Special Features: The book does not have any special feature.

 

Summary: The author discussed at the beginning chapter all basics of administrative law including definitions, goals, and the relation of administrative law with other branches of laws like criminal and constitutional laws. History of administrative law in Afghanistan discussed from king Amanullah’s period until now in light of regime’s regulations. Administrative contracts, administrative organizations, types of administrative system; central and divided fully discussed. The responsibility of employer and employee and dispute resolving organs between supervisors and subordinates explored.

 

Book 05  -  Administrative Law of Afghanistan By: Abdul Ali Mohammadi 

Title: Administrative Law of Afghanistan

Original title: حقوق اداری افغانستان

Author/s: Abdul Ali Mohammadi

Publisher: Erfan

Publication Year: 2011

Publication Place: Tehran

Edition:  First

Call No: LAW KNF 2720 .M843 2011

Language: Dari

Reference/citation/bibliography: The book has a bibliographic list from Dari, Arabic and English sources.

Audience: Lawyers, Administrators and researchers

Geographic Area: Afghanistan

Accuracy: The author was law professor, curricula development member of the universities and is currently Legal Advisor of the Afghan President.

Special Features: The book does not have any special feature.

 

Summary: The author discussed many topics and key administrative rules and processes in Afghanistan. The civil responsibilities of Afghan government and legal persons which are the two important and forgotten rules in the administrative system of Afghanistan. The recruitment process of civil employees, retirements based on age and willing of employee before age which are called voluntary retirement.

Book 06  -  Comparative Administrative Law I By: Frank J. Goodnow 

Title: Comparative Administrative Law

Author/s: Frank J. Goodnow

Publisher: Law Book Exchange Ltd.

Publication Year: 2005

Publication Place: Clark, New Jersey

Edition: Second

Call No: LAW K 3400 .G59 2005 V.1

Language: English

Reference/citation/bibliography: This book does not have any bibliography, but has index.

Audience: Lawyers and professors

Geographic Area: United States, England, France and Germany

Accuracy: Frank J. Goodnow was professor of law at different universities and his works praised by many other law scholars especially this book in its kind. Also he is an American law scholar.

Special Features: Table of different cases from some countries that the author compared their administrative legal systems.

 

Summary: Goodnow in this volume illustrated the organizational structure of administrative systems of the US, Germany, England, and France while in the second volume of this book presented the legal relations of the mentioned countries administrative systems from different perspectives. In this volume Goodnow after definition of administrative law discussed the separation of powers, authorities in local a general structures of governance in historical, theoretical and legal formation including the progression of administrative systems in these countries on the time he wrote the book. The main purpose of comparative studies is to determine the weakest and improved points of legal systems and Goodnow achieved to such purpose in this volume.

Book 07  -  Comparative Administrative Law II By: Frank J. Goodnow 

Title: Comparative Administrative Law

Author/s: Frank J. Goodnow

Publisher: Law Book Exchange Ltd.

Publication Year: 2005

Publication Place: Clark, New Jersey

Edition: Second

Call No: LAW K 3400 .G59 2005 V.2

Language: English

Reference/citation/bibliography: The book does not have bibliography, but it included list of authorities and index.

Audience: Lawyers and professors

Geographic Area: United States, England, France and Germany

Accuracy: Frank J. Goodnow was professor of law at different universities and his works praised by many other law scholars especially this book in its kind. Also he was an American legal scholar.

Special Features: Table of different cases from the countries the author compared their administrative legal system.

Summary: In the second volume of the Comparative Administrative Law, Goodnow discussed different aspects of relationship between organizations in Italy, Germany, France, UK and US. The relationship between local and national entities and analysis of their power and authority from introduction to scholastic understanding of the mentioned countries administrative systems in academic manner discussed in this book.


 

Book 08  -  The rule of Law By: Tom Bingham

Title: The rule of Law

Author/s: Tom Bingham

Publisher: Penguin Group

Publication Year: 2011

Publication Place: London

Edition: Second

Call No: LAW K 3171 .B56 2011

Language: English

Reference/citation/bibliography: The book does not have bibliography, but included index

Audience: Lawyers

Geographic Area: Internationally discussed

Accuracy: The author was one the most eminent judges and lawyer

Special Features: does not have

 

Summary: The rule of law, simply system of being accountable under enacted laws. Judge Bingham in the first section of this book explains the importance and then the history of rule of law from different perspectives. In the second part he discusses the general rules and applicability of laws in human rights, fair trial and other aspects of modern legislation. In the third section the author figures out and analyzed the rule of laws on fighting terrorism and the responsibility of states on terrorist fighting.

Book 09  -  Takings International By: Rachelle Alterman

Title: Takings International

Author/s: Rachelle Alterman

Publisher: American Bar Association

Publication Year: 2010

Publication Place: Chicago

Edition: First

Call No: LAW K 3511 T33 2010

Language: English

Reference/citation/bibliography: The included resources

Audience: Legal professional and academic

Geographic Area: internally discussed  

Accuracy: The book published by American Bar Association and reviewed by many authors

Special Features: Used real cases

 

Summary: Takings International is an informative source that outlines the laws of thirteen countries and basically covers legal treaties. Readers of this book will find regulations on land use and the value of real property from different perspective of thirteen states such as, cross-national exchange of ideologies, laws, and practices. Takings International is a comparative useful reference which presents that how governments follow a wide range of regulations, government policies, and other rules regarding landowner’s right and the compensation when states use private lands for public welfare.

Book 10  -  French Administrative Law By: L. Neville Brown and John S. Bell

Title: French Administrative Law              

Author/s: L. Neville Brown and John S. Bell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Year: 1998

Publication Place: Eastbourne

Edition: Fifth     

Call No: LAW KJV 4669 .B76 1998

Language: English

Reference/citation/bibliography: The book is included bibliography and indexes

Audience: Layers and law students

Geographic Area: French   

Accuracy: The authors are distinguished professors of law

Special Features: Does not have

 

Summary: French Administrative Law, by Professors Brown and Bell explains the history, background, reforms, organization of the courts and the influence of the French administrative theories and rules on other countries such as Germany, Italy and so on. This book is one of the great books written on French administrative law in English which would be an excellent resource of comparative studies in administrative legal courses and studies. This book covered most administrative aspects of the French system, like procedure, conditions, contracts, jurisdictions and many more substantive issues.     

Book 11  -  Comparative Constitutionalism: Case and Materials By: Norman Dorsen, Michel Rosenfeld, Andras Sajo, Susanne Bae

Title: Comparative Constitutionalism: Case and Materials

Author/s: Norman Dorsen, Michel Rosenfeld, Andras Sajo, Susanne Baer

Publisher: Thomson/West

Publication Year: 2010

Publication Place:

Edition: Second

Call No: LAW KF 4550 .C564 2010

Language: English

Reference/citation/bibliography: included citations and index

Audience: Law professors

Geographic Area: Different countries  

Accuracy: Witten by distinguished authors

Special Features: Comparative study of constitutionalism in 40 countries

 

Summary: This book covers almost all aspects of constitutionalism in forty countries in comparative style. Different types of constitutional regimes, separation of powers, centralization and decentralization of states are discussed. Furthermore, the authors figured out on some new issues such as euthanasia, transsexuals, relations and marriage and other contemporary controversial matters.

 

 

Book 12  -  Constitutionalism in the Emergent States By:  B. O. Nwabueze

Title: Constitutionalism in the Emergent States

Author/s: B. O. Nwabueze

Publisher: Hurts and Company

Publication Year: 1973

Publication Place: London 

Edition: First

Call No: LAW K 3165 .N832 1973

Language: English

Reference/citation/bibliography: Included bibliography and index 

Audience:

Geographic Area: Emergent states

Accuracy: The author is one of distinguished professors

Special Features: Written in a comparative style

 

Summary: Emergent states and constitutionalism, discusses constitutionalism in newly independent states such as Nigeria and Pakistan. In this book readers will find the supremacy of constitutionalism, sovereignty of government, power of legislature and other important issues in the process state building in emergent countries.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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