Norms and the Law

Norms and the Law

by John N. Drobak
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521680794

ISBN-13: 9780521680790

Pub. Date: 08/31/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book contains perspectives of world-renowned scholars from the fields of law, economics, and political science about the relationship between law and norms. The authors take different approaches by using a wide variety of perspectives from law, legal history, neoclassical economics, new institutional economics, game theory, political science, cognitive science

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This book contains perspectives of world-renowned scholars from the fields of law, economics, and political science about the relationship between law and norms. The authors take different approaches by using a wide variety of perspectives from law, legal history, neoclassical economics, new institutional economics, game theory, political science, cognitive science, and philosophy. The essays examine the relationship between norms and the law in four different contexts. Part One consists of essays that use the perspectives of cognitive science and behavioral economics to analyze norms that influence the law. In Part Two, the authors use three different types of common property to examine cooperative norms. Part Three contains essays that deal with the constraints imposed by norms on the judiciary. Finally, Part Four examines the influence formal law has on norms.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521680790
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/31/2006
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction John N. Drobak; Part I. Rationality and Norms: 1. Social norms and other-regarding preferences Lynn A. Stout; 2. Damages, norms, and punishment Cass R. Sunstein; 3. Cognitive science and the study of the 'rules of the game' in a world of uncertainty Douglass C. North; Part II. Norms of the Commons: 4. Norms of the household Robert C. Ellickson; 5. Commons Lawrence Lessig; 6. How norms help reduce the tragedy of the commons: a multi-layer framework for analyzing field experiments Juan-Camilo Cárdenas and Elinor Ostrom; Part III. Judicial Norms: 7. Judging the judges: some remarks on the way judges think and the way judges act Lawrence M. Friedman; 8. Judicial independence in a democracy: institutionalizing judicial restraint John Ferejohn and Larry D. Kramer; 9. Black judges and ascriptive group identity Kathryn Abrams; 10. Judicial norms: a judge's perspectives Harry T. Edwards; Part IV. The Influence of Law on Norms: 11. Normative evaluation and legal analogues Amartya Sen; References; Index.

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