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  • Law and Economics in Civil Law Countriesby Bruno Deffains; Thierry Kirat

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    The aim of the book is to highlight the law and economics issues confronting civil law countries. The following questions are addressed in this volume: to what extent have the existing codes in civil law countries been designed to incorporate economic considerations? Can the modifications made to codified rules over time be explained by a will to... more...

  • Legal Orderings and Economic Institutionsby Fabrizio Cafaggi; Antonio Nicita; Ugo Pagano

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 180.00

    This book addresses the lively interaction between the disciplines of law and economics. The traditional boundaries of these two disciplines have somehow inhibited a full understanding of the functioning of and the evolution of economic and legal systems. It has often been the case that these boundaries have had to be reshaped, and sometimes abolished,... more...

  • Promoting Participation: Law or Politics?by David Campbell

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 130.00

    First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Triumph of Venusby Jeanne Lorraine Schroeder

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 84.00

    The theory of law and economics that dominates American jurisprudence today views the market as rational and individuals as driven by the desire to increase their wealth. It is a view riddled with misconceptions, as Jeanne Lorraine Schroeder demonstrates in this challenging work, which looks at contemporary debates in legal theory through the lens... more...

  • The Life of the Lawby Laura Nader

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95

    Laura Nader, an instrumental figure in the development of the field of legal anthropology, investigates an issue of vital importance for our time: the role of the law in the struggle for social and economic justice. In this book she gives an overview of the history of legal anthropology and at the same time urges anthropologists, lawyers, and activists... more...

  • Psychology and Lawby Andreas Kapardis

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 75.00

    This book is the authoritative work for students and professionals in psychology and law. more...

  • Songs without Musicby Desmond Manderson

    University of California Press 2000; US$ 15.95

    In this pathbreaking and provocative analysis of the aesthetics of law, the historian, legal theorist, and musician Desmond Manderson argues that by treating a text, legal or otherwise, as if it were merely a sequence of logical propositions, readers miss its formal and symbolic meanings. Creatively using music as a model, he demonstrates that 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...

  • 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...

  • Handbook of Law and Economicsby A. Mitchell Polinsky; Steven Shavell

    Elsevier Science 2007; US$ 165.00

    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...