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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 169.95
Providing students with a solid grounding in the economic analysis of the law, this reader brings together edited versions of diverse and challenging journal articles into a unified collection. Chosen to provoke thought and discussion, these carefully streamlined articles apply economic theories to many aspects of the law, from intellectual property,... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 25.00
Recent high-profile corporate scandals—such as those involving Enron in the United States, Yukos in Russia, and Livedoor in Japan—demonstrate challenges to legal regulation of business practices in capitalist economies. Setting forth a new analytic framework for understanding these problems, Law and Capitalism examines such contemporary... more...
- Springer 2009; US$ 169.00
Employs the concepts and reasoning methods of modern economic theory so as to gain a deeper understanding of legal problems. This book states that it is the role of the law to encourage market competition and, where the market fails because transaction costs are too high, to simulate the result of competitive markets. more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 134.95
This collection of essays by an international group of authors explores the ways in which law and legal institutions are used in countries coming to terms with traumatic pasts, and, in some cases, traumatic presents. Drawing on work in politics, philosophy, theology, sociology and law, this book will appeal to a wide audience of researchers and academics... more...