Cause Lawyering and the State in a Global Era
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Cause Lawyering and the State in a Global Era by Stuart A. Scheingold
Book DescriptionSarat and Scheingold's book, Cause Lawyering, the first volume of its kind, coined the term for law as practiced by the politically motivated and those devoted to moral activism. The new collection examines cause lawyering in the global context, exploring the ways in which it is influencing and being influenced by the disaggregation of state power associated with democratization, and how democratization empowers lawyers who want to effect change. New configurations of state power create opportunities for altering the political and social status quo. Cause lawyers are developing transnational networks to exploit these global opportunities, and to help strengthen international norms on issues such as human rights. The fifteen essays will focus on different national settings including South Africa, Israel, the U.K. and Latin America.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195141177
(235mm x 154mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Stuart A. Scheingold
Political Novel, Paperback (September 2010)
Reveals how novels of political estrangement have drawn on cultural narratives to capture the zeitgeist of the 20th Century and the disillusionment of modernism. In this book, the author adds political novels to those inquiries and argues that they make a distinctive and hitherto neglected contribution to the collective memory of the 20th Century.
Cultural Lives of Cause Lawyers, Hardback (March 2008)
This book examines the cultural lives of cause lawyers by focusing on their representation in various popular media.
Cause Lawyering, Paperback (December 1998)» View all books by Stuart A. Scheingold
This book is a cross-national study of lawyers who devote themselves to serving political cuases. The essays collected here bring togehter the work of eighteen scholars, each of whom contributes a valuable portrait of lawyers who sacrifice financial advantage to use their professional skills to promote their vision of a more just society.
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