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Law and social norms

Author: Eric A Posner
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, 2002, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Eric Posner argues that social norms are sometimes desirable yet sometimes odious, and that the law is critical to enhancing good social norms and undermining bad ones. He argues that current  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric A Posner
ISBN: 0674001567 9780674001565 0674008146 9780674008144
OCLC Number: 964615242
Description: 260 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: Law and Collective Action I. Models of Nonlegal Collective Action 2. A Model of Cooperation and the Production of Social Norms 3. Extensions, Objections, and Alternative Theories II. Legal Applications 4. Gifts and Gratuitous Promises 5. Family Law and Social Norms 6. Status, Stigma, and the Criminal Law 7. Voting, Political Participation, and Symbolic Behavior 8. Racial Discrimination and Nationalism 9. Contract Law and Commercial Behavior III. Normative Implications 10. Efficiency and Distributive Justice 11. Incommensurability, Commodification, and Money 12. Autonomy, Privacy, and Community Notes References Acknowledgments Index
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Eric Posner wishes to improve the economic analysis of law by incorporating into it a more rigorous understanding of the impact on behavior of the social meaning of action. In his lucidly written and Read more...

 
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