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Failures of American methods of lawmaking in historical and comparative perspectives

Author: James Maxeiner
Publisher: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
What Americans sought -- What Americans got : deranged laws -- What Americans can do : improve legal methods

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Genre/Form: Comparative studies
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Maxeiner
ISBN: 9781108182195 1108182194 9781107198159 1107198151
OCLC Number: 1029531120
Notes: Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 26 Feb 2018)
Description: 1 Online-Ressource (xxix, 336 Seiten) PDF file(Seiten)
Contents: Part I. Introduction: 1. Introduction: of governments and laws; 2. Common law is not an option; Part II. What Americans Sought: A Government of Laws, Not of Men: 3. America's exceptionalism in 1876: systematizing of laws; 4. Founding a government of laws; 5. Building a government of laws in the first century of the republic; Part III. What Americans Got: Deranged Laws: 6. A rule of lawyers: two centennials; 7. From the gilded age to Google; 8. Inviting comparison: a gift horse in two lands; Part IV. What Americans Can Do: Improve Legal Methods: 9. Systematizing and simplifying statutes; 10. Making laws for a government of laws; 11. Federalism and localism; 12. Constitutional review; 13. Applying laws; 14. Appendix: place of foreign law in American legal scholarship; Suggestions for further reading; Index.
Responsibility: James R. Maxeiner ; with a foreword by Philip K. Howard


This book shows laymen and professionals alike why America's legal system, based on common law, fails to provide rules that people can apply themselves, and how sensible statute law works elsewhere.  Read more...


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