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Climate Change and Catastrophe Management in a Changing China

Government, Insurance and Alternatives

Qihao He

China is the largest greenhouse gas emitter in the world and also suffers from devastating climate catastrophes. Increasingly, policymakers in China have come to realize that government alone cannot adequately prevent or defray climate-related disaster risks. This book contends that a better way to manage catastrophe risk in China is through private insurance rather than directly through the Chinese government. In addition, private insurance could function as a substitute for, or complement to, government regulation of catastrophe risks by causing policyholders to take greater precautions to reduce climate change risks.
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Matt Nichol

Chapter 9 will explore the principle that labour is not a commodity that was set out in Chapter 3 in the context of the issues related to MLB and NPB. It will explain the extent of the commodification in these leagues.

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Edited by Olivier Moréteau, Aniceto Masferrer and Kjell A. Modéer

The specially commissioned papers in this book lay a solid theoretical foundation for comparative legal history as a distinct academic discipline. While facilitating a much needed dialogue between comparatists and legal historians, this research handbook examines methodologies in this emerging field and reconsiders legal concepts and institutions like custom, civil procedure, and codification from a comparative legal history perspective.
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Matt Nichol

The global evolution of the American national pastime was evidenced by baseball’s preparations in 2016 for the fourth instalment of the WBC in 2017. During February and March 2016, qualifying tournaments were held in Australia, Mexico and Panama and, in September 2016 the final qualifying tournament was held in the United States. These four tournaments included teams from the host nations of Australia, Mexico and Panama, as well as New Zealand, South Africa, Spain, France, Great Britain, Israel, Brazil, Pakistan, Germany and Colombia. In addition to the winners of each of the four qualifying pools, Australia, Colombia, Mexico and Israel, were teams who qualified based on their performance in the 2013 WBC: the United States, Canada, China, Japan, South Korea, Chinese Taipei, the Netherlands, Italy, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Cuba and Puerto Rico

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Aniceto Masferrer, Kjell Å. Modéer and Olivier Moréteau

It would be wrong to think that the comparative approach to law started in the 19th century. In Antiquity, for example, Plato compared the Nomoi of the Greek city states, and Aristotle studied the different forms of state and their influence on the laws.

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Matt Nichol

The decentred regulation of labour in professional baseball sees internal regulation interact with its external regulation. Chapter 6 will look at the key external regulatory actors that govern baseball in each of the two leagues. This chapter will examine the role of external regulators such as the government, statutory authorities, courts, player agents and the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

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Matt Nichol

Despite the significant globalization of the labour market in professional baseball over the past 30 years, the regulation of the international movement of labour in professional baseball takes place in an ad hoc fashion. There is no global system. Instead, individual leagues deal with the challenges of globalization in a piecemeal way, typically in response to their own perceived needs.

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Globalization, Sports Law and Labour Mobility

The Case of Professional Baseball in the United States and Japan

Matt Nichol

This book examines labour regulation and labour mobility in two professional baseball leagues: Major League Baseball in the United States and Nippon Professional Baseball in Japan. Through vivid comparative study, Matt Nichol explores how each league internally regulates labour mobility and how this internal regulation engages with external regulation from the legislature, statutory authorities and the courts. This comparison of two highly restrictive labour markets utilizes regulatory theory and labour regulation and suggests a framework for a global player transfer system in baseball.
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Matt Nichol

In the context of labour mobility Chapter 5 is important in that it examines how the labour of playing professional baseball is internally regulated. Internal regulatory actors in baseball profoundly affect what labour mobility is and the level of mobility among players. Internal regulation can be considered the dominant form of regulation in baseball, even though the form and operation of this internal regulation in the United States and Japan has been shaped by the external regulation of the labour laws governing collective bargaining

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Matt Nichol

From the late 1800s until the mid 1900s professional baseball was almost the exclusive domain of the Major and Minor Leagues in the United States. During this period baseball became a uniquely American institution and as the ‘national pastime’ Major League Baseball (MLB) produced iconic figures such as Babe Ruth, Connie Mack, Joe DiMaggio, Jackie Robinson and Hank Aaron. In the decades after World War II not only did MLB break the colour barrier and absorb players from the leagues composed of African American players, it expanded from the East Coast to the West Coast of the United States and professional baseball began to globalize.