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The republic of choice : law, authority, and culture

Author: Lawrence Meir Friedman
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. Harvard Univ. Press 1994
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2. printView all editions and formats
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In this exploration of modern legal culture, Friedman addresses how the contemporary idea of individual rights has altered the legal systems and authority structures of Western societies. Every  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Meir Friedman
ISBN: 0674762606 9780674762602 0674762614 9780674762619
OCLC Number: 832570242
Description: 248 Seiten 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Legalism and Individualism 3. Modernity and the Rise of the Individual 4. Technology and Change 5. On Modern Legal Culture 6. The Chosen Republic 7. Gods, Kings, and Movie Stars 8. Crime, Sexuality, and Social Disorganization 9. The Life-Style Society 10. A Stab at Assessment Appendix: Social Meanings of Key Terms Notes Index
Responsibility: Lawrence M. Friedman

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