The Politics of Law
A Progressive Critique 3rd Revised edition
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Politics of Law by David Kairys
Book DescriptionThe Politics of Law is the most widely read critique of the nature and role of the law in American society. This revised edition continues the books concrete focus on the major subjects and fields of law. New essays on emerging fields and the latest trends and cases have been added to updated versions of the now-classic essays from earlier editions. A unique assortment of leading scholars and practitioners in law and related disciplinespolitical science, economics, sociology, criminology, history, and literatureraise basic questions about law, challenging long-held ideals like the separation of law from politics, economics, religion, and culture. They address such issues contextually and with a keen historical perspective as they explain and critique the law in a broad range of areas. This third edition contains essays on all of the subjects covered in the first year of law school while continuing the books tradition of accessibility to non-law-trained readers. Insightful and powerful, The Politics of Law makes sense of the debates about judicial restraint and the range of legal controversies so central to American public life and culture.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780465059591
(229mm x 153mm x 49mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 18-Apr-1998
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author David Kairys
Philadelphia Freedom, Paperback (October 2008)
Covers the author's burgeoning law career and the struggles of the 60s as his professional and private life navigated the turmoil and promise of the civil rights and antiwar movements.
With Liberty and Justice for Some, Hardback (January 1994)» View all books by David Kairys
The conservative majority that has dominated the Supreme Court for over a decade was engineered by presidents who claim to promote judicial restraint. This book presents an analysis of the changes brought about by the Reagan-Bush courts.
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Author Biography - David Kairys
David Kairys has been a professor of law at Temple University School of Law since 1990 and is one of the nation's leading civil rights lawyers. He is also the author of "With Liberty and Justice for Some."
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