The Enterprise of Law: Justice Without the State / Edition 1

The Enterprise of Law: Justice Without the State / Edition 1

by Bruce Benson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0936488301

ISBN-13: 9780936488301

Pub. Date: 01/28/1990

Publisher: Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy

Includes details on how private sector institutions can support social order, foster cooperation and reduce violent confrontations.  See more details below

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Includes details on how private sector institutions can support social order, foster cooperation and reduce violent confrontations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780936488301
Publisher:
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy
Publication date:
01/28/1990
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400

Table of Contents

Preface: The Enterprise of Law after Twenty Years ix

Acknowledgments xv

1 Introduction 1

Part I From Voluntary to Authoritarian Law

2 Customary Legal Systems with Voluntary Enforcement 11

3 The Rise of Authoritarian Law 43

Part II A Public Choice Approach to Authoritarian Law

4 Law and Justice as a Political Market 87

5 The Demand Side of the Political Market 105

6 The Supply Side of the Political Market 127

7 Corruption of Law Enforcement Officials 159

Part III Reemergence of Private Alternatives

8 Contracting Out for Law and Justice 179

9 Current Trends in Privatization 201

10 Benefits of Privatizaton 235

Appendix to Chapter 10 253

Part IV Rationalizing Authoritarian Law

11 Market Failure in Law and Justice 271

12 The Legal Monopoly on Coercion 291

Appendix to Chapter 12 312

Part V From Authoritarian to Private Law

13 Political Barriers to Privatization 331

14 Envisioning a Private System 349

Index 379

About the Author 397

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