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The expressive powers of law : theories and limits

Author: Richard H McAdams
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why do people obey the law? Law deters crime by specifying sanctions, and because people internalize its authority. But Richard McAdams says law also generates compliance through its expressive power  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard H McAdams
ISBN: 9780674046924 0674046927
OCLC Number: 876467190
Description: 322 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : alternatives to deterrence and legitimacy --
Expressive claims about law --
The focal point power of expression --
Law as focal point --
Law's focal power in dynamic perspective --
Legislation as information --
Revelation of information by legal enforcement --
The power of arbitral expression --
Normative implications --
Conclusion : law's expressive powers.
Responsibility: Richard H. McAdams.

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This book presents a simple yet powerful theory of the expressive effects of law. It shows how focal points and information offer an intriguing new perspective that cuts across many fields of Read more...

 
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