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Author Katz, Leo.

Title Why the law is so perverse / Leo Katz.

Imprint Chicago, Ill. ; London : University of Chicago Press, c2011.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  340.11 K159w 2011    ---  Available
Description xi, 239 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [213]-231) and index.
Contents Pt. I. Why does the law spurn win-win transactions? -- Things we can't consent to, though no one knows why -- A parable -- Lessons -- The social choice connection -- Pt. II. Why is the law so full of loopholes? -- The irresistible wrong answer -- What is wrong with the irresistible answer? -- The voting analogy -- Turning the analogy into an identity -- Intentional fouls -- Pt. III. Why is the law so either/or? -- The proverbial rigidity of the law -- Line drawing as a matter of life and death -- Pt. IV. Why don't we punish all we condemn? -- The undercriminalization problem -- Multicriterial ranking and the undercriminalization problem.
Subject Law -- Interpretation and construction.
Law -- Social aspects.
Law and ethics.
ISBN 9780226426037 (cloth : alk. paper)
0226426033 (cloth : alk. paper)

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