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Law, pragmatism, and democracy

Author: Richard A Posner
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, 2005, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Richard Posner argues for a conception of the liberal state based on a pragmatic theory of government. He views the actions of elected officials as guided by interests rather than by reason and the decisions of judges by discretion rather than by rules. He emphasizes the institutional and material, rather than moral and deliberative, factors in democratic decision making."--Jacket.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard A Posner
ISBN: 0674010817 9780674010819 0674018494 9780674018495
OCLC Number: 964603631
Awards: Nominated for David and Elaine Spitz Prize 2005
Description: xii, 398 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Pragmatism : philosophical versus everyday --
Legal pragmatism --
John Dewey on democracy and law --
Two concepts of democracy --
Democracy defended --
The concepts applied --
Kelsen versus Hayek : pragmatism, economics, and democracy --
Legality and necessity --
Pragmatic adjudication : the case of Bush v. Gore --
Purposes versus consequences in First Amendment analysis.
Responsibility: Richard A. Posner.

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