Melvil Decimal System: 342.0
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Philosophy and Psychology
Mathematics and Science
Arts and Recreation
Biography and History
Social Sciences, Sociology, Anthropology
Public Administration, Military Science
Social Problems, Social Services
Commerce, Communications, Transportation
Customs, Etiquette, Folklore
Constitutional and administrative law
Commerce, Defense, Public Finance, And Public Property
Contemporary Legal Issues
Courts And Procedure
Cases, Laws, Regulations
Independence Documents & Constitutions
Constitutional Amendment & Reform
Works under MDS 342.0
- Documenting Individual Identity: The Development of State Practices in the Modern World. by Jane Caplan
- The Rights Revolution: Lawyers, Activists, and Supreme Courts in Comparative Perspective by Charles R. Epp
- The Birthright Lottery: Citizenship and Global Inequality by Ayelet Shachar
- The Twilight of Human Rights Law (Inalienable Rights) by Eric A. Posner
- Geschichte der Staatsgewalt by Wolfgang Reinhard
- Emergencies and the Limits of Legality by Victor V. Ramraj
- The Constitution of Law: Legality in a Time of Emergency by David Dyzenhaus
- Blogging & Tweeting Without Getting Sued: A Global Guide to the Law for Anyone Writing Online by Mark Pearson
- Agenda Setting, the UN, and NGOs: Gender Violence and Reproductive Rights (Advancing Human Rights) by Jutta M. Joachim
- Technocreep: The Surrender of Privacy and the Capitalization of Intimacy by Thomas P. Keenan
- Freedom of Religion: UN and European Human Rights Law and Practice by Paul M. Taylor
- The Elusive Promise of Indigenous Development: Rights, Culture, Strategy by Karen Engle
- Religion, Law and the Growth of Constitutional Thought, 1150-1650 by Brian Tierney
- Elections: Presidents, Campaigns, & Government (Unit Study Adventure) by Amanda Bennett
- Synergies in Minority Protection: European and International Law Perspectives by Kristin Henrard
- The Deportation Regime: Sovereignty, Space, and the Freedom of Movement by Nicholas De Genova
- Configuring the Networked Self: Law, Code, and the Play of Everyday Practice by Julie E. Cohen
- Five Constitutions (Pelican) by S. E. Finer
- The Great charter : four essays on Magna carta and the history of our liberty by Samuel E. Thorne
- Hoofdlĳnen uit de ontwikkeling der rechterlĳke organisatie in de noordelĳke Nederlanden tot de Bataafse omwenteling by J.Ph. de Monté Ver Loren
- The Haskell School of Expression: Learning Functional Programming through Multimedia by Alice Edwards
- Denial of Justice in International Law (Hersch Lauterpacht Memorial Lectures) by Jan Paulsson
- Direito Constitucional by Alexandre De Moraes
- Kurzban's Immigration Law Sourcebook: A Comprehensive Outline And Reference Tool by Ira J. Kurzban
- Another Man's Sombrero: A Conservative Broadcaster's Undercover Journey Across the Mexican Border by Darrell Ankarlo
MDS classes with significant recommendations overlap, excluding ones under the same top-level class.
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