Law in Brief Encounters

Law in Brief Encounters

by W. Michael Reisman
     
 

Even in our most casual encounters with strangers legal systems play a role, explains the author of this fascinating book. Michael Reisman shows how "microlegal" systems function and how their elaborate codes, exceptions, and procedures sanction deviance and govern acceptable behavior in all our social interactions. He also demonstrates that, paradoxically, efforts…  See more details below

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Even in our most casual encounters with strangers legal systems play a role, explains the author of this fascinating book. Michael Reisman shows how "microlegal" systems function and how their elaborate codes, exceptions, and procedures sanction deviance and govern acceptable behavior in all our social interactions. He also demonstrates that, paradoxically, efforts to improve microlaw may threaten individual autonomy and privacy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300075694
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
07/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.76(w) x 8.57(h) x 0.74(d)

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