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Law in Context Stephen Bottomley

Law in Context By Stephen Bottomley

Law in Context by Stephen Bottomley

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Examines the politics of lawmaking, and the impact of the law on questions of gender, race and multiculturalism. This book looks at the ideas that underlie legal systems, particularly of common law jurisdictions, and how these ideas play themselves out in issues such as access to justice, the litigation process, and the lawyer-client relationship.

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Law in Context by Stephen Bottomley

This title critically examines the foundations of the Australian legal system and the various contexts within which the law operates and develops. It introduces students to a wide variety of perspectives, drawing on theory, politics, sociology and economics. Topics traverse structural issues relating to access to justice, adversarialism, and discrimination. The book also explores emerging themes related to regulation, the globalisation of law and terrorism. The third edition includes three new chapters: on Law, Globalisation and Terrorism, Law and Regulation, and Race and Multiculturalism; locating the material on Law and Economics within a broader section on Law and Regulation; and revised discussion questions designed to stimulate class discussion and further independent study.

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Life is full of dilemmas, tensions, and competing guideposts. 'Look before you leap,' clamours one proverb; 'he who hesitates is lost,' responds another. The antinomy is not trivial. Like law in isolation versus law in context, or law as a profession versus law as an intellectual discipline, neither guidepost can tell the whole story. Neither is true; yet both are true. Ultimately, we must exercise judgment and choose that which is appropriate in the circumstances. This excellent book will help you make that choice. It will give you many ways to think about law - many ways to conceptualise it, contextualise it, and criticise it. The authors are ... not afraid to express a point of view. Yet, if you take the real message of this book, you will not necessarily agree with them. You will apply your own mind to the issues. You will expose their predilections and challenge their points of view. You will begin to supply your own answer to the question, 'what is law?' - Professor Michael Coper, Dean & Robert Garran Professor of Law, The Australian National University

Table of Contents

Contents Introduction Part 1 Law's blueprints Introduction: contextualizing legal education The political and philosophical foundations of law Formalism and the rule of law Part 2 The processes of law Access to justice Litigation Lawyers, clients and ethics Part 3 Law and power The politics of law making Gender Race and multiculturalism Part 4 Law and regulation Foundations of economic analysis Economics and the common law Economics and government regulation Part 5 Conclusion Law, terrorism and globalism References Index

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Law in Context by Stephen Bottomley
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