The Politics of Law: A Progressive Critique / Edition 3

The Politics of Law: A Progressive Critique / Edition 3

by David Kairys
     
 

ISBN-10: 0465059597

ISBN-13: 9780465059591

Pub. Date: 05/28/1998

Publisher: Basic Books


The Politics of Law is the most widely read critique of the nature and role of the law in American society. This revised edition continues the book’s concrete focus on the major subjects and fields of law. New essays on emerging fields and the latest trends and cases have been added to updated versions of the now-classic essays from earlier editions.A…  See more details below

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The Politics of Law is the most widely read critique of the nature and role of the law in American society. This revised edition continues the book’s concrete focus on the major subjects and fields of law. New essays on emerging fields and the latest trends and cases have been added to updated versions of the now-classic essays from earlier editions.A unique assortment of leading scholars and practitioners in law and related disciplines—political science, economics, sociology, criminology, history, and literature—raise basic questions about law, challenging long-held ideals like the separation of law from politics, economics, religion, and culture. They address such issues contextually and with a keen historical perspective as they explain and critique the law in a broad range of areas.This third edition contains essays on all of the subjects covered in the first year of law school while continuing the book’s tradition of accessibility to non-law-trained readers. Insightful and powerful, The Politics of Law makes sense of the debates about judicial restraint and the range of legal controversies so central to American public life and culture.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465059591
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
05/28/1998
Edition description:
Subsequent
Pages:
738
Sales rank:
530,147
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.88(d)
Lexile:
1590L (what's this?)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface to the Third Edition
Introduction1
Pt. ITraditional Jurisprudence and Legal Education
1The History of Mainstream Legal Thought23
2Legal Education as Training for Hierarchy54
Pt. IISelected Issues and Fields of Law
3Politics and Procedure79
4Going to Court: Access, Autonomy, and the Contradictions of Liberal Legality97
5Gay Rights and Identity Imitation: Issues in the Ethics of Representation115
6Health Law147
7Environmental Law172
8Freedom of Speech190
9The Indivisible Framework of International Human Rights: Bringing It Home216
10Property240
11The Stakes of Intellectual Property Law259
12Law and Race in Early America279
13Antidiscrimination Law from 1954 to 1989: Uncertainty, Contradiction, Rationalization, Denial285
14Race and Affirmative Action: A Critical Race Perspective312
15Women's Subordination and the Role of Law328
16A Black Feminist Critique of Antidiscrimination Law and Politics356
17Crime and Punishment in the United States: Myths, Realities, and Possibilities381
18Two Systems of Criminal Justice410
19Police Practices434
20Torts445
21The Rise and Early Progressive Critique of Objective Causation471
22Contract Law as Ideology497
23Contract Versus Politics in Corporation Doctrine511
24Critical Theory and Labor Relations Law539
25Welfare and Legal Entitlements: The Social Roots of Poverty569
26The Political Tilt of Separation of Powers591
27Redistribution and the Takings Clause617
Pt. IIIProgressive Approaches to the Law
28Some Critical Theories of Law and Their Critics641
29Language and the Law: Literature, Narrative, and Legal Theory662
30The Radical Tradition in the Law680
31The Sex of Law691
32The Role of Law in Progressive Politics708
Contributors719
Index and Table of Cases725

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