of Activism and Social Justice [edited
by] Gary L. Anderson and Kathryn G. Herr. Thousand
Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2007 HM671.E53
trends such as the globalization of commerce and consumer
values, the speed and personalization of communication
technologies, and an economic realignment of industrial
and information-based economies are often regarded
as negative. Yet there are many signs - from the WTO
experience in Seattle to the rise of global activism
aimed at making biotechnology accountable - that new
forms of citizenship, politics, and public engagement
of Activism and Social Justice presents a comprehensive
overview of the field with topics of varying dimensions,
breadth, and length. This three-volume Encyclopedia
is designed for readers to understand the topics,
concepts, and ideas that motivate and shape the fields
of activism, civil engagement, and social justice
as well as short biographies of the major thinkers
and leaders who have influenced and continue to influence
the study of activism.
of Activism and Social Justice offers multidisciplinary
perspectives with contributions from the fields of
education, communication studies, political science,
leadership studies, social work, social welfare, environmental
studies, health care, social psychology, and sociology.
It provides an easily recognizable approach to topics,
ideas, persons, and concepts based on chronology,
alphabetical and biographical listings in civil engagement,
social justice, and activism.
Gary L. Anderson is a faculty member in the
Department of Administration, Leadership, and Technology
in the Steinhardt School of Education, New York University.
He is a former teacher and high school principal.
He has written numerous articles on Action Research.
In recent publications, he has explored applications
of Critical and Postmodern Theory and Critical Discourse
Analysis to the field of Educational Leadership.
Kathryn G. Herr is a faculty member in the College
of Education and Human Services at Montclair State
University in Montclair, New Jersey. She is co-author
of the book Studying Your Own School: An Educator’s
Guide to Qualitative Practitioner Research (Thousand
Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, 1994). She is also Editor
of the interdisciplinary journal Youth and Society.
Her professional background is in Social Work and
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Courts of Admiralty and the Common Law: Origins
of the American Experiment in Concurrent Jurisdiction
by Steven L. Snell. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press,
of Admiralty and the Common Law
examines the origins of American admiralty jurisdiction.
Drawing from a vast array of primary sources, ranging
from Roman law to English records of the medieval and
early modern periods, the author traces the development
of English admiralty practice that provided the legal
heritage of the new American nation. In doing so it
also sheds fresh light on the origins of the federal
judiciary, showing how the debate over maritime jurisdiction
was instrumental both in shaping the language of Article
III of the Constitution and later in determining the
structure of the federal courts in the Judiciary Act
first Congress incorporated concurrent state/federal
jurisdiction over several classes of maritime claims
into the Judiciary Act of 1789, the author argues, it
had not created a novel jurisdictional system, but merely
had preserved the status quo established long ago in
the colonial era. As the original reasons for granting
concurrent jurisdiction unraveled, American judges in
the early nineteenth century sought to make overlapping
jurisdiction work in a changing world. Courts of
Admiralty and the Common Law concludes with an
assessment of whether concurrent state/federal maritime
jurisdiction continues to serve a practical purpose
in the twenty-first century, examining how tensions
between conflicting state and federal substantive rules
may serve the greater interests of federalism and commerce.
After completing studies in Greco-Roman history at
Johns Hopkins University, Steven L. Snell subsequently
received the degree of Juris Doctor from Northwestern
University School of Law and the degrees of Master of
Laws and Doctor of Juridical Science from New York University
School of Law. A member of the bar of the state of New
York, he presently serves as the co-chairman of the
International Transportation Committee of the American
Bar Association’s Section of International Law.
Broken Trust: Greed, Mismanagement,
and Political Manipulation at America’s Largest
Charitable Trust by
Samuel P. King and Randall W. Roth. Honolulu: University
of Hawai’i Press, 2006 KF228.K36K56
Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop was the
largest landowner and richest woman in the Hawaiian
kingdom. Upon her death in 1884, she entrusted her property--known
as Bishop Estate--to five trustees in order to create
and maintain an institution that would benefit the children
of Hawai‘i: Kamehameha Schools. A century later,
Bishop Estate controlled nearly one out of every nine
acres in the state, a concentration of private land
ownership rarely seen anywhere in the world. Then in
August 1997 the unthinkable happened: Four revered kupuna
(native Hawaiian elders) and a professor of trust-law
publicly charged Bishop Estate trustees with gross incompetence
and massive trust abuse. Entitled “Broken Trust,”
the statement provided devastating details of rigged
appointments, violated trusts, cynical manipulation
of the trust’s beneficiaries, and the shameful
involvement of many of Hawai‘i’s powerful.
No one is better qualified to examine the events and
personalities surrounding the scandal than two of the
original “Broken Trust” authors. Their comprehensive
account together with historical background, brings
to light information that has never before been made
public, including accounts of secret meetings and communications
involving Supreme Court justices.
Broken Trust is the winner of the Samuel M. Kamakau
Award for Hawai‘i Book of the Year, 2007 Ka Palapala
Po‘okela Book Awards.
About the Authors
Samuel P. King is Senior U.S. District Judge, District
of Hawai‘i, appointed in 1972, following eleven
years as a Hawai‘i State Circuit Court judge.
Randall W. Roth is professor of law at the University
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