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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Images in Lawby William Pencak; Ms Anne Wagner

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Presenting perspectives on legal theory and practice, this volume examines how visual images of the law influence interpretation and execution of the law in ways not discernible from written texts. 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...