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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Law and the company we keep.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1995
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|Description:||x, 298 pages ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||1. Authority and freedom --
2. The right to form and join associations --
3. Guilt by association, association by guilt --
4. A historical glimpse at ghostly personalities --
5. Groping for group rights : beyond politics and expression --
6. Faulkner, fealty, and communal obligations --
7. Involuntary groups and the role of history in American law --
8. Judges and identity problems --
9. Oaths and the communities of judges.
Legal doctrine and the outcomes reached in judicial proceedings will be more coherent if we acknowledge that groups qua groups have significant legal impact. The building blocks of any quest for justice must include the groups - social, biological, political, professional, civil, interpretive, religious - from which we derive and apply ethical standards in search of a better life. The ability to step outside traditional doctrinal boxes that concentrate on relationships between individuals and government will help not only legal thinkers but every person to reason toward justice. Using history and literature to explore the complex issues of individual and group rights, Law and the Company We Keep is the first sustained account of the presence and importance of groups in our legal culture. It confronts central questions about the multiple roles of culture and symbol in defining our groups, and through them, our lives.
- Collective settlements -- Law and legislation -- United States.
- Freedom of association -- United States.
- Culture and law.
- Group identity -- United States.
- Communautés -- Droit -- Etats-Unis.
- Liberté d'association -- Etats-Unis.
- Culture et droit.
- Identité collective -- Etats-Unis.
- Collective settlements -- Law and legislation.
- Freedom of association.
- Group identity.
- United States.
- Vrijheid van vereniging.
- Culturele minderheden.
- Plurale samenleving.
- Social groups
- United States