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Origins of Law and Economics The Economists' New Science of Law, 1830-1930

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ISBN-10: 0521581435

ISBN-13: 9780521581431

Edition: 1997

Authors: Heath Pearson, Craufurd D. Goodwin

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In the 1830s, the 'new science of law' aimed to explain the working rules of human society. Pearson shows that the positive analysis of law pushed normative discussions up from the level of specific laws to that of society's political organisation.
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Book details

List price: $130.99
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/28/1997
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 214
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Craufurd D. Goodwin is James B. Duke Professor of Economics Emeritus at Duke University.

Introduction
A new science
Towards a normal science
Ghosts in the machine
The normative dimension: institutional success and failure
The way to oblivion
The 'new' new science
Epilogue: the 'new' science
Endnotes
Biographical notes
References