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New Perspectives on American Law An Introduction to Private Law in Politics and Society

ISBN-10: 0890897093
ISBN-13: 9780890897096
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 488
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

Austin Sarat is William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence & Political Science, Amherst College. Thomas R. Kearns is William H. Hastie Professor of Philosophy & Professor of Law, Jurisprudence, & Social Thought, Amherst College.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Civil Procedure
Jurisdiction
A Short Note on Pleadings
Discovery
Managerial Judges
Conclusion
Suggested Reading
Criminal Law
Who Is the Victim? Or, on What Grounds Do We Apply the State's Coercive Force?
The Scope of the Criminal Law
Mental Elements
Causation
Defenses
Selected Bibliography
Torts
What Does It Mean to Intend Harm?
Introduction to Duty of Care: Citizen Know Thyself
Causation: Playing Ducks and Drakes With Nature
Negligence as Breach of Duty: Contingency and Duty in the Technological World
Strict Liability in a Complex Economic Environment
Products Liability
Vicarious Liability: Drunken Sailors, Stupid Employees, and the People Who Hire Them
When the Government Kills and Injures
Special Relationships: The Palsgraf Principle Faces Up to the Demands of a Modern Technological Society
Speech, the First Amendment, and the Dangers of Defamation Awards
Outrage and Organizational Psychosis: When Corporations Lose Their Minds Or Their Morals
Conclusion
Politics and the Law of Contracts
A First Look at Contract Law
Why Contract Law Is Politics, Not Economics
Two Lessons About Politics from "Ordinary" Contracts Disputes in the Courts
Contract Law in American Political History
Contracts Today: A Forum for Contemporary Moral Debate
Conclusion
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Property
Possession
Accession and Value
Adverse Possession
Gifts
Forfeiture
Landlord/Tenant
Real Property
License
Intellectual Property
Conclusion
Index
About the Authors

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