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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Economic Analysis of the Lawby Donald A. Wittman

    Wiley 2008; US$ 175.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Limits of Bodily Integrityby Professor Ruth A Miller

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 139.95

    Miller's study argues that legislation on abortion, adultery, and rape has been central to the formation of the modern citizen. Case studies on the Ottoman Empire, Turkey, France, and Italy explore the international implications and address the role of sexuality and reproduction in constructing 'civilizational' relationships. more...

  • Law and the Politics of Reconciliationby Professor Scott Veitch

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 139.95

    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...