Law and Social Movements

Law and Social Movements

by Michael W. McCann
     
 

The work of both socio-legal scholars and specialists working in social movements research continues to contribute to our understanding of how law relates to and informs the politics of social movements. In the 1990s, an important line of new research, most of it initiated by those working in the law and society tradition, began to bridge the gaps between these two… See more details below

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The work of both socio-legal scholars and specialists working in social movements research continues to contribute to our understanding of how law relates to and informs the politics of social movements. In the 1990s, an important line of new research, most of it initiated by those working in the law and society tradition, began to bridge the gaps between these two areas of scholarship.

This work includes new approaches to group `legal mobilization' politics
analysis of the judicial impact on social reform struggles
studies of individual legal mobilization in civil disputing and an almost entirely new area of research in `cause lawyering'. It brings together the best of this research introduced by a detailed essay by the editor.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754624974
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
05/01/2006
Series:
The International Library of Essays in Law and Society
Pages:
654
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.60(h) x 2.10(d)

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Table of Contents

1Legal mobilization and social reform movements : notes on theory and its application3
2Positivism, interpretivism, and the study of law33
3Causal versus constitutive explanations (or, on the difficulty of being so positive ...)55
4Right, rage, and remedy : forms of law in political discourse83
5The structural context of novel rights claims : southern civil rights organizing, 1961-196697
6Human rights in Israel/Palestine : the history and politics of a movement137
7So help me God : a comparative study of religious interest group litigation155
8The ADA on the road : disability rights in Germany199
9Rights as excess : understanding the politics of special rights239
10Law as a weapon in social conflict285
11Legal mobilization as a social movement tactic : the struggle for equal employment opportunity301
12Comparing women's rights litigation in the Netherlands and the United States327
13Long-term strategies in Japanese environmental litigation355
14Fufubessei movement in Japan : thinking about women's resistance and subjectivity379
15Law and the protection of cultural communities : the case of Native American fishing rights387
16Legal control of the southern civil rights movement405
17Social movements, law, and society : the institutionalization of the environmental movement419
18Rights and social movements : counter-hegemonic strategies455
19Race, reform, and retrenchment : transformation and legitimation in antidiscrimination law475
20Family, law and sexuality : feminist engagements533
21Postmodernism, protest, and the new social movements555
22International law and social movements : challenges of theorizing resistance591

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