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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...

  • 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$ 109.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 169.00

    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...

  • Autonomy in the Lawby Mortimer Sellers

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 109.00

    Autonomy in the Law considers one of the most important benefits of the rule of law. Juxtaposing European and American conceptions of autonomy in the law of families, capital punishment and, criminal trials reveals the common values that justify all legal systems. Law protects the autonomy of individuals and associations by defending the boundaries... 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 Deborah Shannon; Klaus Mathis

    Springer Netherlands 2009; US$ 169.00

    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...