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Adam Wagner

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Adam is an experienced human rights and public lawyer with a strong civil law background. He has acted at all levels including in the Supreme Court and European Court of Human Rights.
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The China Boom and its Discontents book cover
The China Boom and its Discontents
The Violence Against Women and How to End It
Harriet Johnson - 2022-04-14
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China is shaping the global economy as never before. An insatiable demand for commodities, energy resources and capital, and deepening integration to the world economy has won China acclaim. Yet 25 years of rapid industrial development, far-reaching economic reforms and increasing international competition have also created an array of challenging ...
Adam Wagner
2022-04-14T06:23:28.000Z
Here is the book which I have had an early copy of and which is excellent      source
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The Rule of Law
Tom Bingham - 2011-02-01 (first published in 2010)
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The Rule of Law' is a phrase much used but little examined. The idea of the rule of law as the foundation of modern states and civilisations has recently become even more talismanic than that of democracy, but what does it actually consist of?In this brilliant short book, Britain's former senior law lord, and one of the world's most acute legal min...
Adam Wagner
2020-09-08T15:11:26.000Z
How about that! I looked something up! These books behind me don't just make the office look good, they're filled with useful legal tidbits just like that!      source
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A Thousand Small Sanities
The Moral Adventure of Liberalism
Adam Gopnik - 2020-07-14 (first published in 2019)
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A stirring defense of liberalism against the dogmatisms of our time from an award-winning and New York Times bestselling author. Not since the early twentieth century has liberalism, and liberals, been under such relentless attack, from both right and left. The crisis of democracy in our era has produced a crisis of faith in liberal institutions an...
Adam Wagner
2020-03-05T07:55:39.000Z
Happy #WorldBookDay! Here are some books human rights and liberalism which I have enjoyed over the past few years      source
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The Road to Unfreedom
Russia, Europe, America
Timothy Snyder - 2019-04-09
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With the end of the Cold War, the victory of liberal democracy was thought to be absolute. Observers declared the end of history, confident in a peaceful, globalized future. But we now know this to be premature. Authoritarianism first returned in Russia, as Putin developed a political system dedicated solely to the consolidation and exercise of pow...
Adam Wagner
2020-03-05T07:55:39.000Z
Happy #WorldBookDay! Here are some books human rights and liberalism which I have enjoyed over the past few years      source
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Enlightenment Now
The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
Steven Pinker - 2019-01-15 (first published in 2018)
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2018ONE OF THE ECONOMIST'S BOOKS OF THE YEAR"My new favorite book of all time." --Bill Gates If you think the world is coming to an end, think again: people are living longer, healthier, freer, and happier lives, and while our problems are formidable, the solutions lie in the Enligh...
Adam Wagner
2020-03-05T07:55:39.000Z
Happy #WorldBookDay! Here are some books human rights and liberalism which I have enjoyed over the past few years      source
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East West Street
On the Origins of "Genocide" and "Crimes Against Humanity"
Philippe Sands - 2017-07-11 (first published in 2016)
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Winner of the 2016 Baillie Gifford Prize for NonfictionA profound and profoundly important book--a moving personal detective story, an uncovering of secret pasts, and a book that explores the creation and development of world-changing legal concepts that came about as a result of the unprecedented atrocities of Hitler's Third Reich.East West Street...
Adam Wagner
2020-03-05T07:55:39.000Z
Happy #WorldBookDay! Here are some books human rights and liberalism which I have enjoyed over the past few years      source
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On Fantasy Island
Britain, Europe, and Human Rights
Conor Gearty - 2016-11-08
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In the 2015 UK General Election, one of the major pledges of the Conservative party was the repeal of the Human Rights Act 1998, to be replaced with a UK Bill of Rights. In this book, Professor Conor Gearty puts forth his case for keeping the Human Rights Act by dissecting the so called 'fantasies' that are driving the case for repeal. Analysing th...
Adam Wagner
2020-03-05T07:55:39.000Z
Happy #WorldBookDay! Here are some books human rights and liberalism which I have enjoyed over the past few years      source
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Christian Human Rights
Samuel Moyn - 2015-09-14
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In Christian Human Rights, Samuel Moyn asserts that the rise of human rights after World War II was prefigured and inspired by a defense of the dignity of the human person that first arose in Christian churches and religious thought in the years just prior to the outbreak of the war. The Roman Catholic Church and transatlantic Protestant circles do...
Adam Wagner
2020-03-05T07:55:39.000Z
Happy #WorldBookDay! Here are some books human rights and liberalism which I have enjoyed over the past few years      source
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Liberty and Security
Conor Gearty - 2013-03-18
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All aspire to liberty and security in their lives but few people truly enjoy them. This book explains why this is so. In what Conor Gearty calls our 'neo-democratic' world, the proclamation of universal liberty and security is mocked by facts on the ground: the vast inequalities in supposedly free societies, the authoritarian regimes with regular e...
Adam Wagner
2020-03-05T07:55:39.000Z
Happy #WorldBookDay! Here are some books human rights and liberalism which I have enjoyed over the past few years      source
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The Last Utopia
Human Rights in History
Samuel Moyn - 2012-03-05 (first published in 2010)
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Human rights offer a vision of international justice that today's idealistic millions hold dear. Yet the very concept on which the movement is based became familiar only a few decades ago when it profoundly reshaped our hopes for an improved humanity. In this pioneering book, Samuel Moyn elevates that extraordinary transformation to center stage an...
Adam Wagner
2020-03-05T07:55:39.000Z
Happy #WorldBookDay! Here are some books human rights and liberalism which I have enjoyed over the past few years      source
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Invisible Women
Caroline Criado Perez - 2019-03-12
The Evolution of the European Convention on Human Rights by Ed Bates
Human Rights Transformed by Sandra Fredman Fba
The Human Stain by Philip Roth
I Married a Communist by Philip Roth
Sabbath's Theater by Philip Roth
Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth