Law, Economics and Evolutionary Theory: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Law, Economics and Evolutionary Theory: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849804165
Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 05/01/2012
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Edited by Peer Zumbansen, Professor of Transnational Law, The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London, UK and Gralf-Peter Calliess, Chair of Private Law, Comparative and International Economic Law and Legal Theory, University of Bremen, Germany

Table of Contents

Contents:
Foreword
Law, Economics and Evolutionary Theory: State of the Art and Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Peer Zumbansen and Gralf-Peter Calliess
PART I: EVOLUTIONARY THEORY AND HISTORICAL TRAJECTORIES
1. The European Enlightenment, the Industrial Revolution, and Modern Economic Growth
Joel Mokyr
2. The Unbearable Lightness of A – Useful Knowledge and Economic Growth
Thráinn Eggertsson
3. The Law Merchant’s Story: How Romantic is it?
Bruce L. Benson
4. Path Dependence: A Foundational Concept for Historical Social Science
Paul A. David
PART II: EVOLUTIONARY THEORY IN LAW AND ECONOMICS
5. System and Evolution in Corporate Governance
Simon Deakin and Fabio Carvalho
6. Constitutional Possibility and Constitutional Evolution
Eric A. Posner
7. The Expressive Power of Adjudication in an Evolutionary Context
Richard H. McAdams
8. Forces Shaping the Evolution of Private Legal Systems
Amitai Aviram
9. Legal Evolution between Stability and Change
Martina Eckardt
10. The Genesis of Law: On the Paradox of Law’s Origin and its Supplément
Marc Amstutz
11. Gene-Culture Co-Evolutionary Theory and the Evolution of Legal Behavior and Institutions
Bart Du Laing
12. Making Evolutionary Theory Useful for Legal Actors
Mauro Zamboni
PART III: TRANSNATIONAL LAW AND EVOLUTIONARY GOVERNANCE
13. Transnational Commercial Law, Multi-level Legal Systems, and Evolutionary Economics
Wolfgang Kerber
14. Darwin at Work: How to Explain Legal Change in Transnational and European Private Law
Jan M. Smits
15. Linking Extra-legal Codes to Law: The Role of International Standards and Other Off-the-track Regimes
Erich Schanze
16. Transnational Governance and Evolutionary Theory
Gralf-Peter Calliess, Jörg Freiling and Moritz Renner
Index

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