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Description - Fighting for Political Freedom by Terence C. Halliday

Across the world political liberalism is being fought for, consolidated and defended. That is the case for nations that have never enjoyed a liberal political society, for nations that have advanced towards and then retreated from political liberalism, for nations that have recently shifted from authoritarian to liberal political systems, and for mature democracies facing terrorism and domestic conflict. This book tests for the contemporary world the proposition that lawyers are active agents in the construction of liberal political regimes. It examines the efficacy of a framework that postulates that legal professions not only orient themselves to a market for their services but can frequently be seen in the forefront of actors seeking to institutionalise political liberalism. On the basis of some 16 case studies from across the world, the authors present a theoretical link between lawyers and political liberalism having wide-ranging application over radically diverse situations in Asia and the Middle East, North and South America, and Europe. They argue that it is not the politics of lawyers alone but the politics of a 'legal complex' of legally trained occupations, centred on lawyers and judges, that drives advances or retreats from political liberalism, that political liberalism itself is everywhere in play, in countries with established democracies and those without liberal politics and that it is now clear that the legal arena is a central field of struggle over the shape of political power. The case studies presented here provide powerful evidence that the nexus of bar and bench in transitions towards or away from political liberalism is a force which has universal application.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841137681
ISBN-10: 1841137685
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 26mm)
Pages: 520
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 18-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Terence C. Halliday

Terence C Halliday is a Senior Research Fellow at the American Bar Foundation in Chicago. Lucien Karpik is at the Ecole des Mines, Centre Raymond Aron (EHESS), Paris. Malcolm M. Feeley is Claire Sanders Clements Dean's Chair Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley.

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