Legal Reasoning and Political Conflict / Edition 1

Legal Reasoning and Political Conflict / Edition 1

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by Cass R. Sunstein
     
 

Jurisprudence expert Cass Sunstein provides a close analysis of the way the law can mediate disputes in a diverse society, examining how the law works in practical terms, and showing that, to arrive at workable, practical solutions, judges should consider each case individually and avoid broad, abstract reasoning. Sunstein writes with grace and power, offering a… See more details below

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Jurisprudence expert Cass Sunstein provides a close analysis of the way the law can mediate disputes in a diverse society, examining how the law works in practical terms, and showing that, to arrive at workable, practical solutions, judges should consider each case individually and avoid broad, abstract reasoning. Sunstein writes with grace and power, offering a striking and original vision of the role of the law in a diverse society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195118049
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Law Amid Diversity3
1Reasoning and Legal Reasoning13
2Incompletely Theorized Agreements35
3Analogical Reasoning62
4Understanding (and Misunderstanding) the Rule of Law101
5In Defense of Casuistry121
6Without Reasons, Without Rules136
7Adapting Rules, Privately and Publicly148
8Interpretation167
Conclusion: Law and Politics191
Notes197
Index211

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