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

    Springer Netherlands 2009; US$ 189.00

    In this work, lawyer and economist Klaus Mathis appraises Richard A. Posner?s normative justification of the efficiency paradigm from the perspective of the philosophy of law. He points out the possibilities as well as the limits of economic analysis of 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...

  • Free Markets and Social Justiceby Cass R. Sunstein

    Oxford University Press, USA 1999; US$ 59.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Human Dignity as a Foundation of Lawby Winfried Brugger; Stephan Kirste

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 46.76

    <P>Although human dignity is an old principle in philosophy, the history of its legal form is relatively short. Since its first adoption in the preamble of the Irish Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights it has more and more proven to be a fundamental principle of law. The philosophers, lawyers and political scientists joint... more...

  • Images in Lawby William Pencak; Ms Anne Wagner

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    What does 'the law' look like? While numerous attempts have been made to examine law and legal action in terms of its language, little has yet been written that considers how visual images of the law influence its interpretation and execution in ways not discernible from written texts. This groundbreaking collection focuses on images in law, featuring... 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...

  • Inside and Outside the Lawby Olivia Harris

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 55.95

    Inside and Outside the Law analyses the relationship between the law, the state and its citizens. Drawing on general theories and specific case-studies, it examines the diverse ways in which people in different cultural and historical settings have experienced the ambiguities of law. Its theme develops to engage with current debates concerning the... more...

  • Internationalisierung des Rechts und seine ökonomische Analyse Internationalization of the Law and its Economic Analysisby Thomas Eger; Claus Ott; Jochen Bigus; Georg von Wangenheim

    Gabler Verlag 2008; US$ 89.95

    Am 25. Mai 2008 vollendet Hans-Bernd Schäfer sein 65. Lebensjahr. Damit endet nach 32 Jahren seine aktive Zeit an der Universität Hamburg. In diesen 32 Jahren hat Hans-Bernd Schäfer in einer beispiellosen Kraftanstrengung die Entwicklung der ?ökonomischen Analyse des Rechts? ? einer Forschungsrichtung, die sich Anfang der siebziger Jahre in den USA... more...

  • Kultur und staatliches Handelnby Claas F. Germelmann

    Mohr Siebeck 2013; US$ 132.64

    Die Kultur genießt seit jeher ein hohes politisches Interesse; im Selbstverständnis des deutschen Staates spielt sie eine wichtige Rolle. Kulturelle Betätigung ist dabei in hohem Maße auf staatliche Unterstützung angewiesen. Da sich in ihr die Persönlichkeit des Kulturschaffenden verwirklicht, steht sie gleichzeitig in einem natürlichen Spannungsverhältnis... more...