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Cause lawyering and the state in a global era

Author: Austin Sarat; Stuart A Scheingold
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Series: Oxford socio-legal studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume brings together contextually sensitive, cross-cultural, and comparative research that analyzes the ways in which cause lawyering is influencing, and being influenced by, the disaggregation of state power associated with democratization and globalization.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Austin Sarat; Stuart A Scheingold
ISBN: 0195141164 9780195141160 0195141172 9780195141177
OCLC Number: 43798574
Description: xi, 417 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: State transformation, globalization, and the possibilities of cause lawyering: an introduction / Austin Sarat and Stuart A. Scheingold --
2. Two worlds of ghanaian cause lawyer / Lucie White --
3. From the fight for legal rights to the promotion of human rights: Israeli and palestinian cause lawyers in the trenches of globalization / Lisa Hajjar --
4. Taking on goliath: why personal injury litigation may represent the future of transnational cause lawyering / Anne Bloom --
5. Cause lawyering in the shadow of the state: a U.S. immigration example / Susan Bibler coutin --
6. Cause lawyers in a cold climate: the impact(s) of globalization on the United Kingdom / Andrew Boon --
7. State transformation and the struggle for symbolic capital: cause lawyers, the organized bar, and capital punishment in the United States / Austin Sarat --
8. Cause lawyers, clients, and the state: congress as a forum for cause lawyering during the enactment of the Americans with disabilities act / Neta Ziv --
9. The global language of human rights: patterns of cooperation between state and civil rights lawyers in Israel / Yoav Dotan --
10. Legal advocacy, global engagement: the impact of land claims advocacy on the recognition of property rights in the South African constitution / Heinz Klug --
11. State-oriented and community-oriented lawyering for a cause: a tale of two strategies / Ronen Shamir and Neta Ziv --
12. Latin American cause-lawyering networks / Stephen Meili --
13. The politics of imported rights: transplantation and transformation in an Israeli environmental cause-lawyering organization / Noga Morag-Levine --
14. Constructing law out of power: investing in human rights as an alternative political strategy / Yves Dezalay and Bryant G. Garth --
15. Cause lawyering and democracy in transnational perspective: a postscript / Stuart A. Scheingold.
Series Title: Oxford socio-legal studies.
Responsibility: edited by Austin Sarat & Stuart Scheingold.
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Cause lawyering is law as practised by the politically motivated and those devoted to moral activism. This text examines the concept in a global context, exploring ways in which it influences and is  Read more...

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