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  • 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 & Capitalismby Curtis J. Milhaupt; Katharina Pistor

    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...

  • Efficiency Instead of Justice?by Klaus Mathis; Deborah Shannon

    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...

  • Free Markets and Social Justiceby Cass R. Sunstein

    Oxford University Press, USA 1999; US$ 33.99

    The newest work from one of the most preeminent voices writing in the legal/political arena today, this important book presents a new conception of the relationship between free markets and social justice. The work begins with foundations--the appropriate role of existing "preferences," the importance of social norms, the question whether... more...

  • Optional Lawby Ian Ayres

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 46.00

    Spurred by the advances in option theory that have been remaking financial and economic scholarship over the past thirty years, a revolution is taking shape in the way legal scholars conceptualize property and the way it is protected by the law. Ian Ayres's Optional Law explores how option theory is overthrowing many accepted wisdoms and producing... more...

  • BilderRechtby Volker Boehme-Nealer

    Springer 2009; US$ 79.95

    Wir leben in einer Bilderwelt. Die Folgen sind - im wahrsten Sinn des Worts - unübersehbar. Was bedeutet die Dominanz der Bilder für das Recht? Bisher ist das Recht sehr bilderskeptisch. Das wird kaum so bleiben können, denn wenn sich ein Recht zu weit vom Leben entfernt, wird es über kurz oder lang an Bedeutung verlieren. Welche Chancen und Risiken... more...

  • Parchment, Paper, Pixelsby Peter M. Tiersma

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 32.00

    Technological revolutions have had an unquestionable, if still debatable, impact on culture and society?perhaps none more so than the written word. In the legal realm, the rise of literacy and print culture made possible the governing of large empires, the memorializing of private legal transactions, and the broad distribution of judicial precedents... more...

  • Law and Public Choiceby Daniel A. Farber; Philip P. Frickey

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 20.00

    In Law and Public Choice , Daniel Farber and Philip Frickey present a remarkably rich and accessible introduction to the driving principles of public choice. In this, the first systematic look at the implications of social choice for legal doctrine, Farber and Frickey carefully review both the empirical and theoretical literature about interest... more...

  • Democratic Transgressions of Lawby Alfons Bora; Heiko Hausendorf

    BRILL 2010; US$ 146.00

    Drawing on comparative and interdisciplinary research in the regulation of science and technology, this book offers a critical examination of participatory governance in legal procedure and an inquiry in the institutional and procedural possibilities of democratic participation in law. more...

  • L' autonomie humaineby Jocelyne Morin; Jean-Claude Brief

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 1995; US$ 22.50

    Les auteurs examinent les concepts classiques d'autonomie et d'affectivité pour ensuite les relier à l'autonomie affective. Puis, ayant mis l'accent sur les phases qui caractérisent le processus d'autonomisation (initiation, intégration, réalisation et autonomie intégrale), ils présentent les différents... more...