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Minow, Martha 1954-

Works: 134 works in 309 publications in 3 languages and 14,923 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Anecdotes  Trials, litigation, etc  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Thesis advisor
Classifications: KF4155, 344.730798
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Most widely held works about Martha Minow
Most widely held works by Martha Minow
In Brown's wake : legacies of America's educational landmark by Martha Minow( )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 2,450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Everyone knows how important the Brown v. Board of Education decision was. But until Martha Minow turned her exceptional mind and imagination to the subject, no one fully appreciated the decisions' reach across our society and across national boundaries. In Brown's Wake is eloquent and careful, scholarly and accessible, passionate and thoughtful. Thanks to Minow, we will now have a far greater appreciation of what may be the most significant and constructive decision in the Supreme Court's history."--E.J. Dionne, author of Why Americans Hate Politics" ""Brown was a landmark case and Martha Minow has written a landmark book about it. No effort to bring the issues raised by that decision up to date can top this one."-Alan Wolfe, Professor of Political Science, Boston College" ""In today's education discussions, Brown v. Board ql. Education is invoked as a vague metaphor for the need to address the racial achievement gap, disconnected from the case's original declaration that separate schools are inherently unequal. Martha Minow's sweeping and provocative narrative brilliantly depicts the many adaptations of Brown, while at the same time anchoring the decision to its fundamental insight about the importance of integrated education in a pluralistic democracy."-Richard D. Kahlenberg, Senior Fellow, The Century Foundation, and author, All Together Now: Creating Middle-Class Schools through. Public School Choice" ""In Brown's Wake is a panoramic view of how this landmark decision has shaped education policy and practice both in the United States and abroad. With an objective eye, Martha Minow leads us through various reform measures designed to promote equal opportunity, skillfully displaying points of contention between integration and segregation, equality and pluralism, sameness and difference. Mining an impressively broad body of social science research, she acknowledges its limitations and the need to find pragmatic and effective solutions to continuing inequalities."-Rosemary Salomone, Kenneth Wang Professor of Law, St. John's University" "What Is The Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education? While it is well known for establishing racial equality as a central commitment of American schools, the case also inspired social movements for equality in education across all lines of difference, including language, gender, disability, immigration status, socio-economic status, religion, and sexual orientation. Yet more than a half century after Brown, American schools are more racially separated than before, and educators, parents, and policy makers still debate whether the ruling requires all-inclusive classrooms in terms of race, gender, disability, and other differences." "In Brown's Wake examines the reverberations of Brown in American schools, including efforts to promote equal opportunities for all kinds of students. School choice, once a strategy for avoiding Brown, has emerged as a tool to promote integration and opportunities, even as charter schools and private school voucher programs enable new forms of self-separation by language, gender, disability, and ethnicity." "Martha Minow, Dean of Harvard Law School, argues that the criteria placed on such initiatives carry serious consequences for both the character of American education and civil society itself. Although the original promise of Brown remains more symbolic than effective, Minow demonstrates the power of its vision in the struggles for equal education regardless of students' social identity, not only in the United States but also in many countries around the world." "Further, she urges renewed commitment to the project of social integration even while acknowledging the complex obstacles that must be overcome. An elegant and concise overview of Brown and its aftermath, In Brown's Wake explores the broad-ranging and often surprising impact of one of the century's most important Supreme Court decisions."--Jacket
Breaking the cycles of hatred : memory, law, and repair by Martha Minow( )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 2,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Violence so often begets violence. Victims respond with revenge only to inspire seemingly endless cycles of retaliation. Conflicts between nations, between ethnic groups, between strangers, and between family members differ in so many ways and yet often share this dynamic. In this powerful and timely book Martha Minow and others ask: What explains these cycles and what can break them? What lessons can we draw from one form of violence that might be relevant to other forms? Can legal responses to violence provide accountability but avoid escalating vengeance? If so, what kinds of legal institutions and practices can make a difference? What kinds risk failure? Breaking the Cycles of Hatred represents a unique blend of political and legal theory, one that focuses on the double-edged role of memory in fueling cycles of hatred and maintaining justice and personal integrity. Its centerpiece comprises three penetrating essays by Minow. She argues that innovative legal institutions and practices, such as truth commissions and civil damage actions against groups that sponsor hate, often work better than more conventional criminal proceedings and sanctions. Minow also calls for more sustained attention to the underlying dynamics of violence, the connections between intergroup and intrafamily violence, and the wide range of possible responses to violence beyond criminalization. A vibrant set of freestanding responses from experts in political theory, psychology, history, and law examines past and potential avenues for breaking cycles of violence and for deepening our capacity to avoid becoming what we hate. The topics include hate crimes and hate-crimes legislation, child sexual abuse and the statute of limitations, and the American kidnapping and internment of Japanese Latin Americans during World War II. Commissioned by Nancy Rosenblum, the essays are by Ross E. Cheit, Marc Galanter, Fredrick C. Harris, Judith Lewis Herman, Carey Jaros, Frederick M. Lawrence, Austin Sarat, Ayelet Shachar, Eric K. Yamamoto, and Iris Marion Young"--Unedited summary from book cover
Law stories( )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 1,926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebrating "storytelling," books and articles for more than a decade have featured an array of stories, both fiction and nonfiction, reflecting various experiences with law and discussing the role of storytelling in conventional law practice. Still we have relatively few stories of the actual experiences of clients and lawyers in concrete legal contexts. Gary Bellow and Martha Minow in Law Stories have gathered a group of stories that answers this need. Law Stories is a body of narrative work which reflects multiple points of view, textured depictions of conventional practices and institutional cultures, and insights into how the legal workers and those affected by law make their choices, understand their actions, and experience the frustrations and satisfactions they entail. The essays in Law Stories are all first-person accounts of law problems and the way they were handled, written by lawyers involved in the problems
Between vengeance and forgiveness : facing history after genocide and mass violence by Martha Minow( Book )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 1,602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With Between Vengeance and Forgiveness, Martha Minow, Harvard law professor and one of our most brilliant and humane legal minds, offers a landmark book on justice and healing after horrific violence. Remembering and forgetting, judging and forgiving, reconciling and avenging, grieving and educatingMinow shows us why each may be necessary, yet painfully inadequate, to individuals and societies living in the wake of past horrors." "She explores the rich and often troubling range of responses to massive, societal-level oppression. She writes of the legacy of war-crime prosecutions, beginning with the Nuremberg trials. She explores whether reparation - such as the monetary awards given to Japanese-Americans for internment during World War II, or art, such as Holocaust memorials - can be a basis for reconciliation after immeasurable personal and cultural loss. Minow also writes with informed, searching prose of the extraordinary drama of truth commissions in Argentina, East Germany, and most notably South Africa, and in the process delves into the risks and requirements involved in hearing from victims, the dynamics of gender, and the value of even imperfect gestures in the midst of these riveting experiments in justice and healing."--Jacket
Making all the difference : inclusion, exclusion, and American law by Martha Minow( Book )

22 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Engaging cultural differences : the multicultural challenge in liberal democracies by Richard A Shweder( )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Liberal democracies are based on principles of inclusion and tolerance. But how does the principle of tolerance work in practice in countries such as Germany, France, India, South Africa, and the United States, where an increasingly wide range of cultural groups holds often contradictory beliefs about appropriate social and family life practices? As these democracies expand to include peoples of vastly different cultural backgrounds, the limits of tolerance are being tested as never before. Engaging Cultural Differences explores how liberal democracies respond legally to differences in the cultural and religious practices of their minority groups. The contributors -- an interdisciplinary group of legal scholars, anthropologists, psychologists, and political theorists -- explore several interrelated questions: Does the law in these countries presuppose and codify the beliefs and values of the cultural mainstream? To what extent does the law affect the customs of ethnic minority groups, and how do these groups react to official attempts to force compliance with the dominant norms? How much cultural diversity in family practices ought to be permissible within the framework of a pluralistic, democratic society? Some of the practices addressed include ethnic traditions about selecting marital partners, parent-child relationships, religiously based clothing requirements for women, genital alteration, and religion and schooling. Building on such examples, the contributors examine the role of tolerance in practical encounters between state officials and immigrants, and between members of longstanding majority groups and increasing numbers of minority groups. The volume also considers the theoretical implications of expanding the realm of tolerance. Some contributors are reluctant to broaden the scope of tolerance, while others insist that the notion of 'tolerance'" is itself potentially confining and demeaning and that modern nations should aspire to celebrate cultural differences. Coming to terms with ethnic diversity and cultural differences has become a major public policy concern in contemporary liberal democracies, as they struggle to adjust to burgeoning immigrant populations. Engaging Cultural Differences provides a compelling examination of the challenges of multiculturalism and reveals a deep understanding of the challenges democracies face as they seek to accommodate their citizens' diverse beliefs and practices"--Unedited summary from book jacket
Not only for myself : identity, politics, and the law by Martha Minow( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What rights can individuals claim by virtue of membership in historically oppressed groups? How do these claims conflict with membership in larger communities, such as progressive political movements or the American nation? In her multi-faceted investigation of the thorny legal and social terrain mapped out by these questions, noted scholar Martha Minow offers lawyers and lay readers alike a broader understanding of the legal issues bearing on such incendiary questions as affirmative action, segregation, gay and lesbian rights, racial redistricting, and "identity politics." Not Only for Myself uses well-known incidents, such as the furor over the casting of Miss Saigon and the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to explain the legal concepts behind court decisions affecting all our lives
Government by contract : outsourcing and American democracy( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Dramatic Growth of Government since the New Deal prompts concern among libertarians and conservatives and also among those who worry about government's costs, efficiency, and quality of service. This concern, combined with rising confidence in private markets, motivates the widespread shift of federal and state government work to private organizations. This shift typically alters only who performs the work, not who pays or is ultimately responsible for it. "Government by contract" now includes military intelligence, environmental monitoring, prison management, and interrogation of terrorism suspects." "Outsourcing government work raises questions of accountability. What role should costs, quality, and democratic oversight play in contracting out government work? What tools do citizens and consumers need to evaluate the effectiveness of government contracts? How can the work be structured for optimal performance as well as compliance with public values?" "Government by Contract explains the phenomenon and scope of government outsourcing and sets an agenda for future research attentive to workforce capacities as well as legal, economic, and political concerns."--Jacket
Just schools : pursuing equality in societies of difference by Martha Minow( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Just Schools, noted legal scholars, educators, and social scientists examine schools with widely divergent methods of fostering equality in order to explore the possibilities and limits of equal education today. The contributors to Just Schools combine empirical research with ethnographic accounts to paint a picture of the quest for justice in classrooms around the nation." "As America's schools strive to accommodate new students from around the world, Just Schools provides a look at the different ways we define and promote justice in schools and society at large."--Jacket
Narrative, violence, and the law : the essays of Robert Cover by Robert Cover( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Partners, not rivals : privatization and the public good by Martha Minow( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Renowned legal scholar Martha Minow takes on this unexamined change in our public life. She acknowledges that private commercial interests are here to stay and that religious providers have long played crucial roles in health care, social services, and schooling. New arrangements expanding these trends are not necessarily bad - market forces can be useful in improving public services, and the motivation and know-how of religious groups can help many of the most needy. Minow shows us how to guard against the dangers of privatization and preserve essential public values of due process, freedom from discrimination, and democratic participation."--Jacket
The first global prosecutor : promise and constraints by Martha Minow( )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The establishment of the International Criminal Court (ICC) gave rise to the first permanent Office of the Prosecutor (OTP), with independent powers of investigation and prosecution. Elected in 2003 for a nine-year term as the ICC's first Prosecutor, Luis Moreno Ocampo established policies and practices for when and how to investigate, when to pursue prosecution, and how to obtain the cooperation of sovereign nations. He laid a foundation for the OTP's involvement with the United Nations Security Council, state parties, nongovernmental organizations, victims, the accused, witnesses, and the media. This volume of essays presents the first sustained examination of this unique office and offers a rare look into international justice. The contributors, ranging from legal scholars to practitioners of international law, explore the spectrum of options available to the OTP, the particular choices Moreno Ocampo made, and issues ripe for consideration as his successor, Fatou B. Bensouda, assumes her duties. The beginning of Bensouda's term thus offers the perfect opportunity to examine the first Prosecutor's singular efforts to strengthen international justice, in all its facets.--
Imagine coexistence : restoring humanity after violent ethnic conflict by Antonia Handler Chayes( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Imagine Coexistence is a groundbreaking program that grew from the joint initiative and conference sponsored by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Harvard University, and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Imagine Coexistence seeks to enhance prospects for coexistence and break the destructive cycles of intergroup violence. This book, which was named for the program, offers a unique perspective grounded in research and outlines the invaluable lessons learned from numerous war-torn societies. The authors address the common problems that the people of these devastated nations face when the conflict subsides and examines how initiatives in education, the arts, sports, and economic development can offer refugees, returnees, and other survivors of group conflict reasons to work together and can create a base for relating constructively over time." "Imagining Coexistence shows how creating situations for people from previously warring groups to work side by side or in parallel efforts toward common goals can be effective starting points for fostering coexistence. The book is filled with illustrative examples from violent ethnic conflicts such as those that occurred in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Rwanda that show the scope of actual efforts undertaken by the Imagine Coexistence projects. The essays included in this volume synthesize and assess the relevant approaches to coexistence and outline the obstacles that often thwart these efforts. The authors also provide concrete examples of how coexistence efforts can be mainstreamed in rebuilding a war-torn society."--Jacket
Family matters : readings on family lives and the law( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women and the law by Judith G Greenberg( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feminist legal theory : a primer by Nancy Levit( )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the completely updated second edition of this outstanding primer, Nancy Levit and Robert R.M. Verchick introduce the diverse strands of feminist legal theory and discuss an array of substantive legal topics, pulling in recent court decisions, new laws, and important shifts in culture and technology. The book centers on feminist legal theories, including equal treatment theory, cultural feminism, dominance theory, critical race feminism, lesbian feminism, postmodern feminism, and ecofeminism. Readers will find new material on women in politics, gender and globalization, and the promise and danger of expanding social media. Updated statistics and empirical analysis appear throughout. At its core, Feminist Legal Theory shows the importance of the roles of law and feminist legal theory in shaping contemporary gender issues"--Unedited summary from book cover
Le mouvement des Critical legal studies : de la modernité à la postmodernité en théorie du droit by Françoise Michaut( )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in French and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La 4e de couverture indique : "Il est facile mais réducteur de voir, dans la séparation de deux phases au sein du courant critique américain (différent du courant européen), un affrontement politique tournant autour de la notion de droits. En fait, le mouvement des Critical Legal Studies est le lieu où se manifeste le mieux le passage de la pensée juridique moderne en crise à la postmodernité en théorie du droit. Duncan Kennedy, Joseph W. Singer ont su décrire parfaitement les difficultés rencontrées par la pensée juridique moderne. Avec Jack Balkin, John Leubsdorf et Martha Minow, une perspective post-moderne s'ouvre, où l'attention à l'autre se substitue à l'obsession du même, où tout se fait interprétation, où les potentialités du langage et des textes sont scrutées, sous l'influence, entre autres, des écrits de Jacques Derrida. La distinction entre les courants CLS et Droit et Littérature s'estompe alors. "
Contribution à la réflexion sur les droits by Martha Minow( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Upstanders, whistle-blowers, and rescuers by Martha Minow( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains the lecture by Martha Minow given on December 15, 2014 at Utrecht University. It is part of the series called Koningsberger lectures
Upstanders, whistle-blowers, and rescuers : Koningsberger Lecture delivered on December 13, 2014, Utrecht University by Martha Minow( Book )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Law stories
Breaking the cycles of hatred : memory, law, and repairLaw storiesBetween vengeance and forgiveness : facing history after genocide and mass violenceMaking all the difference : inclusion, exclusion, and American lawEngaging cultural differences : the multicultural challenge in liberal democraciesNot only for myself : identity, politics, and the lawGovernment by contract : outsourcing and American democracyJust schools : pursuing equality in societies of difference
Alternative Names
Martha Minow American legal scholar

Martha Minow Amerikaans auteur

Martha Minow US-amerikanische Rechtswissenschaftlerin

Minou, Māsa 1954-

Minow, Martha.

Minow, Martha L. 1954-

ميناو، مارثا

ミノウ, マーサ

ミノウ, マーサ 1954-


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