By (author) Joel Levin
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Tort Wars by Joel Levin
Book DescriptionTort Wars brings together the diverse and usually insufficiently related strands of tort law and treats the moral, economic, and systemic problems running through those strands with a single analysis and theory. In that tort law employs theory at all, it is typically theory measured against notions of corrective justice or appeals to utility. Both have severe prescriptive restrictions and limited explanatory power and often stray from any useful description of tort cases in the courts. Tort Wars looks at the nature of dispute resolution techniques, criticizes the blase justice and more esoteric utility theory, and examines the problems of both the legal academy and the veracity vacuum in the courtroom. Further, it explores the conceptual differences between tort and contract, locating contract as a subset of tort. It uses examples drawn from the edges of tort law in an attempt to measure central cases by the marginal ones and to provide a barometer of emerging legal and social change, achieved through imposing an individualized peace.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521897037
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 21-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Joel Levin
Tort Wars, Paperback (April 2008)
Tort Wars tracks the range of social conflicts, analyzing the adequacy of law's tools and standards.
Empirical Methods for Evaluating Educational Interventions, Hardback (February 2004)» View all books by Joel Levin
Provides an overview to interpreting empirical data in education. This book reviews data analysis techniques: use and interpretation. It discusses research on learning, instruction, and curriculum, and explores the importance of showing progress as well as cause and effect. It identifies obstacles to applying research into practice.
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Author Biography - Joel Levin
Joel Levin practises and teaches law in Cleveland, Ohio.
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