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Abortion Rates in the United States
Abortion Rates in the United States (February 1996)
The Influence of Opinion and Policy
Matthew E. Wetstein - Author

Demonstrates that individual state policies on abortion closely reflect public opinion in that state and affect abortion rates, whereas national policy and policy changes have no real effect on abortion rates.

"Abortion Rates in the United States features a comprehensive treatment of an important policy topic in a single volume and incorporates sophisticated methodologies to advance our understanding of the dynami...(Read More)
Al-Mughtaribun (August 1995)
American Law and the Transformation of Muslim Life in the United States
Kathleen M. Moore - Author

Examines the influence of American law on Muslim life in the United States, treating such issues as pluralism and religious toleration, immigration and naturalization, civil rights, Black Muslims and the prisoners' rights movement, municipal zoning, and hate-crimes legislation.
"This book includes a vast range of scholarly and legal sources to tell the important story of Muslim immigration, citizenship acquisition, legal status, and socio...(Read More)
Reason, History, and Politics
Reason, History, and Politics (March 1995)
The Communitarian Grounds of Legitimation in the Modern Age
David Ingram - Author

The author shows that conceptions of rationality in current theories of science and law can account for neither the legitimacy of paradigm shifts nor the communitarian integrity internal to paradigms generally. He proposes an alternative conception of rationality that does.

Winner of the 17th Annual Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award (National Jesuit Honor Society.)

"This book has tremendous range, exemplifi...(Read More)
Legal Studies as Cultural Studies
Legal Studies as Cultural Studies (January 1995)
A Reader in (Post)Modern Critical Theory
Jerry D. Leonard - Editor

Essays by noted theorists such as Drucilla Cornell, Nancy Fraser, Peter Goodrich, and Gayatri Spivak provide a bridge between critical cultural studies in the humanities and the Critical Legal Studies movement demonstrating the transdisciplinary nature of both fields.

"I am enthusiastic about this project. There are anthologies that address the intersections of legal studies with other fields, but none where the range an...(Read More)
The Ford Pinto Case
The Ford Pinto Case (October 1994)
A Study in Applied Ethics, Business, and Technology
Douglas Birsch - Editor
John Fielder - Editor

"The Ford Pinto case is mentioned in most Business Ethics texts as an example of Cost-Benefit analysis, yet in those formats any appreciation of the complexity surrounding the issues of such decisions is overly simplified. As a thorough study, this book provides material that enriches the entire idea of using a particular case as an avenue of learning about Ethics, Business, Society, Technology, and Government Regulation. Rather than as a mere ref...(Read More)
State, Society, and Law in Islam
State, Society, and Law in Islam (July 1994)
Ottoman Law in Comparative Perspective
Haim Gerber - Author

The project of this work is very important. The author has read widely in the anthropology of law, not just Islamic studies, and consequently the book is one of the very few works on Islamic law that is grounded in more than merely textual scholarship. It is difficult to overstate the significance of Gerber's findings for legal studies, and for Ottoman studies." -- A. Kevin Reinhart, Dartmouth College

This book explores the l...(Read More)
Operative Rights
Operative Rights (September 1993)
Beth J. Singer - Author

This book was written because none of the more traditional theories accurately portray the way rights, including individual rights, actually function. It develops a theory of rights that challenges the individualism of the human rights tradition and ascribes rights to collectivities as well as to individuals.

Drawing in part on the thought of George Herbert Mead, Singer develops an analysis of rights as social institutions. Integral to th...(Read More)
Property Rights and the Constitution
Property Rights and the Constitution (July 1993)
Shaping Society Through Land Use Regulation
Dennis J. Coyle - Author

Controversies over public regulation of private land have dominated political agendas in recent years, especially at the local level. Land use and environmental regulation have reached unprecedented levels, and federal and state courts have garnered recent headlines by striking down regulations. Rights and regulations are on a collision course, and how they are reconciled will have a major impact on individuals, governments, and communities in the...(Read More)
A Case for Legal Ethics
A Case for Legal Ethics (March 1993)
Legal Ethics as a Source for a Universal Ethic
Vincent Luizzi - Author

In suggesting that general ethics be modeled on legal ethics, this book is a call for more creativity in our moral experience. Luizzi argues that lawyers regularly re-think their roles and the rules related to these roles. Their rejection of a prohibition on advertising, for example, was part of their re-thinking of the traditional view of the lawyer's noble calling, one for whom advertising was inappropriate. What this says for general ethics is...(Read More)
Law as Metaphor
Law as Metaphor (January 1992)
From Islamic Courts to the Palace of Justice
June Starr - Author

"The central puzzle of the work is the strongly secular contemporary character of Turkish legal processes and how the system could have emerged in this way given the weight of the Islamic past. This book puts into action the relatively new realization among legal anthropologists that historical issues must be made central to our accounts. Starr makes an extended foray into the daunting complexity of the Ottoman past for the purpose of advancing he...(Read More)
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