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Order Without Law How Neighbors Settle Disputes

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ISBN-10: 0674641698

ISBN-13: 9780674641693

Edition: 1991

Authors: Robert C. Ellickson

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In Order without Law Robert C. Ellickson shows that law is far less important than is generally thought. He demonstrates that people largely govern themselves by means of informal rules-social norms-that develop without the aid of a state or other central coordinator. Integrating the latest scholarship in law, economics, sociology, game theory, and anthropology, Ellickson investigates the uncharted world within which order is successfully achieved without law. The springboard for Ellickson's theory of norms is his close investigation of a variety of disputes arising from the damage created by escaped cattle in Shasta County, California. In "The Problem of Social Cost" --the most…    
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Book details

List price: $38.00
Copyright year: 1991
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 3/15/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 316
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Introduction
Shasta County
Shasta County and Its Cattle Industry
The Politics of Cattle Trespass
The Resolution of Cattle-Trespass Disputes
Who Pays for Boundary Fences?
Disputes Arising out of Highway Collisions Involving Livestock
The Effects of Closed-Range Ordinances
A Theory of Norms
The System of Social Control S. Shortcomings of Current Theories of Social Control
The Puzzle of Cooperation
A Hypothesis of Welfare-Maximizing Norms
Substantive Norms: Of Bees, Cattle, and Whales
Remedial Norms: Of Carrots and Sticks
Procedural and Constitutive Norms: Of Gossip, Ritual, and Hero Worship
Controller-Selecting Norms: Of Contracts, Custom, and Photocopies
The Future of Norms
Testing the Content of Norms
Conclusions and Implications
Appendix
Research Methods
Index