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The law & society reader II, edited by Erik Larson and Patrick Schmidt

The law & society reader II
The law & society reader II
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edited by Erik Larson and Patrick Schmidt
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  • Law and society reader II
  • Law and society reader 2
  • Law and society reader two
"Law and society scholars challenge the common belief that law is simply a neutral tool by which society sets standards and resolves disputes. Decades of research shows how much the nature of communities, organizations, and the people inhabiting them affect how law works. Just as much, law shapes beliefs, behaviors, and wider social structures, but the connections are much more nuanced -- and surprising -- than many expect. Law and Society Reader II provides readers an accessible overview to the breadth of recent developments in this research tradition, bringing to life the developments in this dynamic field. Following up a first Law and Society Reader published in 1995, editors Erik W. Larson and Patrick D. Schmidt have compiled excerpts of 43 illuminating articles published since 1993 in The Law & Society Review, the flagship journal of the Law and Society Association. By its organization and approach, this volume enables readers to join in discussing the key ideas of law and society research. The selections highlight the core insights and developments in this research tradition, making these works indispensable for those exploring the field and ideal for classroom use. Across six concisely-introduced sections, this volume analyzes inequality, lawyering, the relation between law and organizations, and the place of law in relation to other social institutions."--Provided by publisher
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 411-415) and index
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Introduction / Erik Larson and Patrick Schmidt -- Do the "haves" still come out ahead? / Joel B. Grossman, Herbert M. Kritzer, and Stewart Macaulay -- The rule of law and the litigation process : the paradox of losing by winning / Catherine Albiston -- The good case: decisions to litigate at the World Trade Organization / Joseph A. Conti -- Convictability and discordant locales: reproducing race, class, and gender ideology in prosecutorial decisionmaking / Lisa Frohmann -- The reconstitution of law in local settings : agency discretion, ambiguity, and a surplus of law in policing hate crime / Ryken Grattet and Valerie Jenness -- Popular constitutionalism's hard when you're not very popular : why the ACLU turned to courts / Emily Zackin -- Beyond backlash: assessing the impact of judicial decisions on LGBT rights / Thomas M. Keck -- Explaining corporate environmental performance : how does regulation matter? / Robert A. Kagan, Dorothy Thornton, and Neil Gunningham -- The "compliance" trap : the moral message in responsive regulatory enforcement / Christine Parker -- Labor regulation, corporate governance, and legal origin : a case of institutional complementarity? / Beth Ahlering and Simon Deakin -- Internal dispute resolution : the transformation of civil rights in the workplace / Lauren B. Edelman, Howard S. Erlanger, and John Lande -- The privatization of public legal rights : how manufacturers construct the meaning of consumer law / Shauhin A. Talesh -- Do rankings matter? : the effects of U.S. News & World Report rankings on the admissions process of law schools / Michael Sauder and Ryon Lancaster -- Lawyer satisfaction in the process of structuring legal careers / Ronit Dinovitzer and Bryant G. Garth -- The changing character of lawyers' work : Chicago in 1975 and 1995 / John P. Heinz, Edward O. Laumann, Robert L. Nelson, and Ethan Michelson -- Lawyers, mediation, and the management of divorce practice / Craig A. McEwen, Lynn Mather, and Richard J. Maiman -- The impact of legal counsel on outcomes for poor tenants in New York City's Housing Court : results of a randomized experiment / Carroll Seron, Gregg Van Ryzin, Martin Frankel, and Jean Kovath -- Cause lawyering in transnational perspective : national conflict and human rights in Israel/Palestine / Lisa Hajjar -- A new social constructionism for sociolegal studies / Elizabeth Mertz -- Litigating within relationships : disputes and disturbance in the regulatory process / Cary Coglianese -- Pursuing rights and getting justice on China's ethnic frontier, 1949-1966 / Neil J. Diamant -- Framing the choice between cash and the courthouse : experiences with the 9/11 / Victim Compensation Fund / Gillian K. Hadfield -- Justice excused : the deployment of law in everyday political encounters / George I. Lovell -- Three strikes and you are out, but why? : the psychology of public support for punishing rule breakers / Tom R. Tyler and Robert J. Boeckmann -- Situating legal consciousness : experiences and attitudes of ordinary citizens about law and street harassment / Laura Beth Nielsen -- Idle rights: employees' rights consciousness and the construction of sexual harassment policies / Anna-Maria Marshall -- Mobilizing the law in china : "informed disenchantment" and the development of legal consciousness / Mary E. Gallagher -- Competing institutions : law, medicine, and family in neonatal intensive care / Carol A. Heimer -- Challenging medicine : law, resistance, and the cultural politics of childbirth / Katherine Beckett and Bruce Hoffman -- Alternative readings : the status of the Status of Children Act in Antigua and Barbuda / Mindie Lazarus-Black -- Landscapes of the law : injury, remedy, and social change in Thailand / David M. Engel -- Truth, reconciliation, and the creation of a human rights culture in South Africa / James L. Gibson -- Rights, religion, and community : approaches to violence against women in the context of globalization / Sally Engle Merry -- Merchants of law as moral entrepreneurs : constructing international justice from the competition for transnational business disputes / Yves Dezalay and Bryant Garth -- National politics as international process : the case of anti-female genital cutting laws / Elizabeth Heger Boyle and Sharon E. Preves -- Through a green lens : construction of customary environmental law and community in Indonesia's Muluku Islands / Charles Zerner -- Unsuitable suitors : anti-miscegenation laws, naturalization laws, and the construction of Asian identities / Deenesh Sohoni -- Think of the hippopotamus : rights consciousness in the fat acceptance movement / Anna Kirkland -- Legitimizing American Indian sovereignty : mobilizing the constitutive power of law through institutional entrepreneurship / Erich W. Steinman -- Blue jeans, rape, and the "de-constitutive" power of law / Kitty Calavita -- Do blind people see race : social, legal, and theoretical considerations / Osagie K. Obasogie -- From legal realism to law and society : reshaping law for the last stages of the social activist state / Bryant Garth and Joyce Sterling -- What counts as knowledge? : a reflection on race, social science, and the law / Rachel F. Moran
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