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Title The politics of law : a progressive critique / edited by David Kairys
Edition Third edition
Published New York : Basic Books, [1998]


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Description ix, 738 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction / David Kairys -- Pt. I. Traditional Jurisprudence and Legal Education. 1. The History of Mainstream Legal Thought / Elizabeth Mensch. 2. Legal Education as Training for Hierarchy / Duncan Kennedy -- Pt. II. Selected Issues and Fields of Law. 3. Politics and Procedure / Martha Minow. 4. Going to Court: Access, Autonomy, and the Contradictions of Liberal Legality / Austin Sarat. 5. Gay Rights and Identity Imitation: Issues in the Ethics of Representation / Janet E. Halley. 6. Health Law / Rand E. Rosenblatt. 7. Environmental Law / Gerald Torres. 8. Freedom of Speech / David Kairys. 9. The Indivisible Framework of International Human Rights: Bringing It Home / Rhonda Copelon. 10. Property / Joseph William Singer. 11. The Stakes of Intellectual Property Law / Keith Aoki. 12. Law and Race in Early America / W. Haywood Burns. 13. Antidiscrimination Law from 1954 to 1989: Uncertainty, Contradiction, Rationalization, Denial / Alan Freeman. 14. Race and Affirmative Action: A Critical Race Perspective / Charles R. Lawrence III. 15. Women's Subordination and the Role of Law / Nadine Taub and Elizabeth M. Schneider. 16. A Black Feminist Critique of Antidiscrimination Law and Politics / Kimberle Crenshaw. 17. Crime and Punishment in the United States: Myths, Realities, and Possibilities / Elliott Currie. 18. Two Systems of Criminal Justice / David Cole. 19. Police Practices / David Rudovsky. 20. Torts / Richard L. Abel. 21. The Rise and Early Progressive Critique of Objective Causation / Morton J. Horwitz. 22. Contract Law as Ideology / Peter Gabel and Jay Feinman. 23. Contract Versus Politics in Corporation Doctrine / William H. Simon. 24. Critical Theory and Labor Relations Law / Karl E. Klare. 25. Welfare and Legal Entitlements: The Social Roots of Poverty / Lucy A. Williams. 26. The Political Tilt of Separation of Powers / Jules Lobel. 27. Redistribution and the Takings Clause / Molly S. McUsic -- Pt. III. Progressive Approaches to the Law. 28. Some Critical Theories of Law and Their Critics / Robert W. Gordon. 29. Language and the Law: Literature, Narrative, and Legal Theory / Jane B. Baron and Julia Epstein. 30. The Radical Tradition in the Law / Victor Rabinowitz. 31. The Sex of Law / Frances Olsen. 32. The Role of Law in Progressive Politics / Cornel West
Summary 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
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Judicial process -- United States.
Justice process -- United States
Justice, Administration of -- United States.
Law -- Political aspects.
Law -- United States.
Political questions and judicial power -- United States.
Author Kairys, David.
LC no. 97046000
ISBN 0465059597