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  • The Triumph of Venusby Jeanne Lorraine Schroeder

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 84.00

    The theory of law and economics that dominates American jurisprudence today views the market as rational and individuals as driven by the desire to increase their wealth. It is a view riddled with misconceptions, as Jeanne Lorraine Schroeder demonstrates in this challenging work, which looks at contemporary debates in legal theory through the lens... more...

  • The Life of the Lawby Laura Nader

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95

    Laura Nader, an instrumental figure in the development of the field of legal anthropology, investigates an issue of vital importance for our time: the role of the law in the struggle for social and economic justice. In this book she gives an overview of the history of legal anthropology and at the same time urges anthropologists, lawyers, and activists... more...

  • Songs without Musicby Desmond Manderson

    University of California Press 2000; US$ 15.95

    In this pathbreaking and provocative analysis of the aesthetics of law, the historian, legal theorist, and musician Desmond Manderson argues that by treating a text, legal or otherwise, as if it were merely a sequence of logical propositions, readers miss its formal and symbolic meanings. Creatively using music as a model, he demonstrates that law... more...

  • The Elgar Companion to Law and Economicsby J.G. Backhaus

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2005; US$ 60.00

    This thoroughly updated and revised edition of a popular and authoritative reference work introduces the reader to the major concepts and leading contributors in the field of law and economics. The Companion features accessible, informative and provocative entries on all the significant issues, and breaks new ground by bringing together widely dispersed... more...

  • An Aesthetics of Law and Cultureby Andrew T Kenyon; Peter D Rush

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2004; US$ 102.00

    Examining practices of representation and their relation to juridical and cultural formations, this volume features contributions that are based on four themes in contemporary, theoretically informed critical scholarship. The chapters range across the media of speech and writing, word and image, legislation and judgment, literature, and cinema. more...

  • The Public Nature of Science under Assaultby Helga Nowotny; Dominique Pestre; Eberhard Schmidt-A▀mann; Helmuth Schulze-Fielitz; Hans-Heinrich Trute

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2005; US$ 99.00

    Science has development from a self-evident public good to being highly valued in other contexts for different reasons: strengthening the economic competitiveness and, especially in high-tech fields, as a financial investment for future gains. This has been accompanied by a shift from public to private funding with intellectual property rights gaining... more...

  • Influence and Powerby Ruth Zimmerling

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 269.00

    This book will be of interest to legal, political and other social theorists/philosophers. Unique in its topics as well as in its approach, the book takes substantial steps towards answering essential questions about political influence. It analyses the concepts of social, political and legal power with a view towards arriving at an adequate and theoretically... more...

  • Principles and Methods of Law and Economicsby Nicholas L. Georgakopoulos

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 40.00

    The book juxtaposes economic analysis with moral philosophy, political theory, egalitarianism, and other methodological principles. more...

  • Handbook of Law and Economicsby A. Mitchell Polinsky; Steven Shavell

    Elsevier Science 2007; US$ 170.00

    Law can be viewed as a body of rules and legal sanctions that channel behavior in socially desirable directions - for example, by encouraging individuals to take proper precautions to prevent accidents or by discouraging competitors from colluding to raise prices. The incentives created by the legal system are thus a natural subject of study by economists.... more...

  • Law and Politicsby Mauro Zamboni

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2007; US$ 149.00

    Politics and the political discourse occupy a central position in the modern legal theoretical discussion. The goal of this book is to reconstruct and to classify, according to ideal-typical models, the different positions taken by the major contemporary legal theories as to whether and how law relates to politics. In particular, attention is focused... more...