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Law and catastrophe

Author: Austin Sarat; Lawrence Douglas; Martha Merrill Umphrey
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2007.
Series: Amherst series in law, jurisprudence, and social thought.
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The study of catastrophe is a growth industry. Yet, strangely, law's role in the definition, identification, prevention, and amelioration of catastrophe has been largely neglected. The relationship between law and other limiting conditions - such as states of emergency - has been the subject of rich and growing literature. By contrast, little has been written about law and catastrophe. In devoting a volume to the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Law and catastrophe.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2007
(DLC) 2007005949
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Austin Sarat; Lawrence Douglas; Martha Merrill Umphrey
ISBN: 9780804768344 080476834X
OCLC Number: 608020257
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (165 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: A jurisprudence of catastrophe : an introduction / Lawrence Douglas, Austin Sarat, Martha Merrill Umphrey --
Catastrophe : plowing up the ground of reason / Linda Ross Meyer --
Catastrophes and humanitarian corporate responsibility : a conceptual critique / Ronen Shamir --
Political catastrophe and liberal legal desire : two stories of revolution, remediation, and return from the French nineteenth century / Sylvia Schafer --
Committed to memory : Rebecca West's Nuremberg / Ravit Pe'er-Lamo Reichman --
Mandating the national memory of catastrophe / James E. Young.
Series Title: Amherst series in law, jurisprudence, and social thought.
Responsibility: edited by Austin Sarat, Lawrence Douglas, Martha Merrill Umphrey.
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Law and Catastrophe sketches contours of a relatively fresh-yet crucial-terrain of inquiry. It begins the work of developing a jurisprudence of catastrophe.  Read more...


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"Law and Castastrophe offers a diverse and fascinating set of essays. There has never been a more urgent need for such a work on catastrophe and law." -- Anthony J. Sebok * Brooklyn Law School * Read more...

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