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Politics of Rights Lawyers, Public Policy, and Political Change

ISBN-10: 0472030051
ISBN-13: 9780472030057
Edition: 2nd 2004
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Book details

List price: $28.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 4/12/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Foreword
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Prologue
Legal Rights and Political Action
The Myth of Rights
The Politics of Rights
The Myth of Rights
Law as Ideology: An Introduction to the Myth of Rights
Legal Symbols and Political Legitimacy
Legal Values and Political Values
In Search of the Myth of Rights
An Ideologist's Eye View of the Myth of Rights
The Constitution
Judges, Courts, and Legal Reasoning
Constitutional Politics
The Call of the Law: The Myth of Rights as Political Rhetoric
The Rhetoric of Rights: An Allegory
The Virtue of Realism
The Virtue of Convenience
The Virtue of Morality
The Political Resonance of the Myth of Rights
Rights, Rules, and Legal Institutions
Cleavage and Conflict
The Politics of Rights
Rights as Resources
The Political Status of Legal Rights: The Myth Reconsidered
The Politics of Rights
Litigation and Political Change
Constitutional Values and Political Goals
Liberal-Capitalist Directions
Incremental Tempos
The Intrusive Logic of Legal Form
The Implementation of Public Policy
Legal Procedures and Judicial Preference
The Compliance Calculation
Legal Rights and Political Mobilization
Political Activation
Political Organization
Political Realignment
The Strategists of Rights
Legal Education and Professional Socialization: The Myth of Rights Revisited
Legal Analysis
The Narrowing Vision
Professional Responsibility
The Activist Bar: Programs and Prospects
The Range of Activist Programs
The Prospects of the Activist Bar
Epilogue
The Political Relevance of Legal Rights
Mobilization and Pluralism in the American Political Arena
Legal Rights and Political Mobilization
The Practical and Ethical Advantages of Legal Tactics of Mobilization
Postscript
Index

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