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  • Conflicts of Law and Moralityby Kent Greenawalt

    Oxford University Press 1989; US$ 49.95

    This book deals with conscientious law-breaking - those instances in which individuals believe that they have sound moral reasons for breaking a particular law. more...

  • Private Consciences and Public Reasonsby Kent Greenawalt

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 45.00

    Within democratic societies, a deep division exists over the nature of community and the grounds for political life. Should the political order be neutral between competing conceptions of the good life or should it be based on some such conception? This book addresses one crucial set of problems raised by this division: What bases should officials... more...

  • Religious Convictions and Political Choiceby Kent Greenawalt

    Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 49.99

    This examination of an important contemporary issue begins with the basic precepts of liberal democracy, and compares rational, secular grounds for decision-making with grounds based on religious conviction. more...

  • Speech, Crime, and the Uses of Languageby Kent Greenawalt

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 49.50

    Explores the three-way relationship between the idea of freedom of speech, the law of crimes, and the many uses of language, with particular reference to US constitutional law and the First Amendment. more...

  • Law and Objectivityby Kent Greenawalt

    Oxford University Press, USA 1995; US$ 37.99

    In modern times the idea of the objectivity of law has been undermined by skepticism about legal institutions, disbelief in ideals of unbiased evaluation, and a conviction that language is indeterminate. Greenawalt here considers the validity of such skepticism, examining such questions as: whether the law as it exists provides determinate answers... more...

  • Does God Belong in Public Schools?by Kent Greenawalt

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 32.95

    Controversial Supreme Court decisions have barred organized school prayer, but neither the Court nor public policy exclude religion from schools altogether. In this book, one of America's leading constitutional scholars asks what role religion ought to play in public schools. Kent Greenawalt explores many of the most divisive issues in educational... more...

  • Religion and the Constitutionby Kent Greenawalt

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 32.95

    Balancing respect for religious conviction and the values of liberal democracy is a daunting challenge for judges and lawmakers, particularly when religious groups seek exemption from laws that govern others. Should members of religious sects be able to use peyote in worship? Should pacifists be forced to take part in military service when there is... more...

  • Fighting Wordsby Kent Greenawalt

    Princeton University Press 1996; US$ 32.95

    Should "hate speech" be made a criminal offense, or does the First Amendment oblige Americans to permit the use of epithets directed against a person's race, religion, ethnic origin, gender, or sexual preference? Does a campus speech code enhance or degrade democratic values? When the American flag is burned in protest, what rights of free speech... more...

  • Religion and the Constitutionby Kent Greenawalt

    Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 32.95

    Balancing respect for religious conviction and the values of liberal democracy is a daunting challenge for judges and lawmakers, particularly when religious groups seek exemption from laws that govern others. Should students in public schools be allowed to organize devotional Bible readings and prayers on school property? Does reciting "under God"... more...

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