Leveraging the Law: Using the Courts to Achieve Social Change

Synopsis

"Leveraging the Law is an important and timely collection of essays by noted political scientists and legal scholars who critically explore the relationship between the courts, political mobilization, and social change. Employing a wide variety of methodological perspectives and drawing upon numerous case studies, the authors demonstrate how and under what conditions the courts can be an important force for political change and social reform. While in some situations the judiciary is politically impotent or irrelevant, Leveraging the Law shows that courts do matter and that litigants can use the judiciary to secure numerous goals." Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1998