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  • “The Ashgate Research Companion to Islamic Law” (Peters & Bearman, eds.)

    “The Ashgate Research Companion to Islamic Law” (Peters & Bearman, eds.) In July, Ashgate Publishing released “The Ashgate Research Companion to Islamic Law” edited by Rudolph Peters (University of Amsterdam) and Peri Bearman (Harvard University).

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  • Laliberté, “The Politics of Buddhist Organizations in Taiwan, 1989-2003″

    Laliberté, “The Politics of Buddhist Organizations in Taiwan, 1989-2003″ This month, Routledge Press releases “The Politics of Buddhist Organizations in Taiwan, 1989-2003: Safeguard the Faith, Build a Pure Land, Help the Poor” by André Laliberté (University of Quebec at Montreal).

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    • Chak, “Islam and Pakistan’s Political Culture”

      Chak, “Islam and Pakistan’s Political Culture” This September, Routledge Press will release “Islam and Pakistan’s Political Culture” by Farhan Mujahid Chak (Qatar University). The publisher’s description follows: This book explores the ideological rivalry which is fuelling political instability in Muslim polities, discussing this in relation to Pakistan.
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    • Jeremy Jackrabbit, his lawyer parents, a new contest

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    • Lynerd, “Republican Theology”

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    • Cismas, “Religious Actors and International Law”

      …Cismas, “Religious Actors and International Law” In July, Oxford University Press released “Religious Actors and International Law” by Ioana Cismas (New York University Law School). The publisher’s description follows: This book assesses whether a new category of actors-religious actors-has been constructed within international law. Religious…

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    • From Lawyer To Novelist: An Interview With Helen Wan, Author Of The Partner Track

      …Last year, St. Martin’s Press published The Partner Track, the debut novel of lawyer Helen Wan. Writing in the Wall Street Journal, I praised the book for being engaging, suspenseful, and — unlike so many legal novels — realistic. The paperback edition of The Partner Track became available last week. I enjoy fiction about lawyers, as both a reader…

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    • Tas, “Legal Pluralism in Action”

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    • On The Anniversary Of His Death: Why Lawyers Love David Foster Wallace

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