Description - Law and Economics by Aristides N. Hatzis
The Law and Economics approach to law dominates the intellectual discussion of nearly every doctrinal area of law in the United States and its influence is growing steadily throughoutÃ£ Europe, Asia, and South America.Ã£ Numerous academics and practitionersÃ£ are working in the field with a flow of uninterrupted scholarship that is unprecedented, as is its influence on the law.
Academically every major law school in the United States hasÃ£ aÃ£ Law and Economics program and the emergence of similarÃ£ programs on other continents continues to accelerate. Despite itsÃ£ phenomenal growth,Ã£ theÃ£ areaÃ£ isÃ£ alsoÃ£ the target ofÃ£ an ongoingÃ£ critique by lawyers, philosophers, psychologists, social scientists, even economistsÃ£ since the late 1970s. While the critique did not seem to impede the development of the field, it certainly has helpedÃ£ it to becomeÃ£ more sophisticated, inclusive, and mature.Ã£ In this volume some of the leading scholars working in the field, as well as a number of those critical of Law and Economics, discuss the foundational issues from various perspectives: philosophical, moral, epistemological, methodological,Ã£ psychological,Ã£ political, legal, and social.Ã£
The philosophical and methodological assumptions ofÃ£ theÃ£ economic analysis of law are criticized and defended, alternatives are proposed, old and new applications are discussed.
The book is ideal forÃ£ aÃ£ main or supplementary textbook in courses and seminars on legal theory, philosophy of law, jurisprudence, and (of course) Law and Economics.
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(234mm x 156mm x mm)
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Author Biography - Aristides N. Hatzis
Aristides N. Hatzis is an Associate Professor of Legal Theory at the University of Athens, Greece.
Nicholas Mercuro is Professor of Law in Residence ath the Michigan State University College of Law and Member of the faculty of James Madison College, Michigan State University, USA.