Law & Society Review

Law & Society Review is a magazine focusing on Law

Articles from Vol. 36, No. 4, 2002

Judicial Activism in Post-Communist Politics
IntroductionThis article documents and provides possible explanations for the degree of judicial activism in eight post-communist countries. We examined constitutional court cases for the three years following the initial adoption of a constitution in...
Lobster Poaching and the Ironies of Law Enforcement
This article studies law in action as it relates to organized lobster poaching in Canada. It examines the distinct pattern of relationships that constitutes poaching as a business enterprise and analyzes how "living law" operates as an ironic facilitative...
Redefining the Ethics of Adoption, Race, Gender, and Class
Redefining the Ethics of Adoption, Race, Gender, and Class Hawley Fogg-Davis, The Ethics of Transracial Adoption. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2002. ix + 154 pp. $25.00 cloth.Rickie Solinger, Beggars and Choosers: How the Politics of...
The Caged Melting Pot: Toward an Understanding of the Consequences of Desegregation in Prisons
This article tests the equal status contact hypothesis in the aftermath of desegregation in the Texas prison system. This study uses ten years of inmate-on-inmate assault data and compares the rates of violence among inmates racially integrated in a...
Why Do You Think They Call It CAPITAL Punishment? Reading the Killing State
Why Do You Think They Call It CAPITAL Punishment? Reading the Killing State Austin Sarat, When the State Kills: Capital Punishment and the American Condition. Princeton, NJ: Princeton Univ. Press, 2001. xii + 324 pages.Introduction: The Death Penalty...