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Failures of American methods of lawmaking in historical and comparative perspectives

Author: James Maxeiner; Philip K Howard
Publisher: Cambridge [UK] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Challenges the myths of common law's superiority over statute law using newly available historical sources and a comparative law analysis.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Comparative studies
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 2017029293
(OCoLC)990803218
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Maxeiner; Philip K Howard
ISBN: 9781108195836 1108195830
OCLC Number: 1021244321
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: What Americans sought --
What Americans got : deranged laws --
What Americans can do : improve legal methods.
Responsibility: James R. Maxeiner ; with a foreword by Philip K. Howard.

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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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