The state of play: the modernisation continues
Significant steps in improving UK safety conditions during 1995 included legislation such as the Criminal Injuries Compensation Act and Activity Centres (Young Person Safety) Act, approved Codes of Practice covering chemical tests and workplace regulations, and seven statutory instruments. Other important changes included a new Director General at Health and Safety Executive, guidances on stress and sick building syndrome, a record low number of employee fatal accidents, and major health campaigns on asbestos, transport safety, and carbon monoxide poisoning.
Publication Name: Health and Safety Bulletin
The shocking state of electric car technology
Regulators who have mandated that 2% of new cars sold in California to be zero-emission by 1998, moving up to 10% by 2003, may be doing more harm than good. Electronic autos are still not consumer-friendly, and have the potential of releasing large amounts of lead into the environment. The worst part about such mandates is that they force carmakers to focus on electric vehicles at the expense of other, more technologically sound options, such as hybrid fuels.
Publication Name: Business and Society Review
The enduring political nature of questions of state succession and secession and the quest for objective standards
Peaceful state succession in the post-Cold War era may require the development of a set of objective international legal standards. Succession will increasingly be based on rule of law rather than brute force, so the standards for recognizing the legitimacy of emergent states will have to evolve. The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank will become particularly important players in the emergence of successor states.
Publication Name: University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Economic Law
- Abstracts: The constitutional contours of race and politics. Charter schools, equal protection litigation, and the new school reform movement
- Abstracts: A qualitative exploration into voters' ethical perceptions of political advertising: discourse, disinformation, and moral boundaries
- Abstracts: The impact of the Clinton administration's export promotion plan on U.S. exports of computers and high-technology equipment
- Abstracts: The year in review. Conditions and circumstances of living on death row - violative of individual rights and fundamental freedoms?: divergent trends of judicial review in evaluating the "death row phenomenon."
- Abstracts: The idea of public reason revisited. Yes: there is a duty to air a variety of viewpoints. Fiduciary duty