Law & Society Review

Law & Society Review is a magazine focusing on Law

Articles from Vol. 32, No. 1, 1998

Clinging to Failure: The Rise and Continued Life of U.S. Drug Policy
Eva Bertram, Morris Blachman, Kenneth Sharpe, and Peter Andreas, Drug War Politics: The Price of Denial. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996. xiv + 347 pages. $17.95 paper. Diana R. Gordon, The Return of the Dangerous Classes: Drug Prohibition...
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Cows in the Corn, Pigs in the Garden, and "The Problem of Social Costs": "High" and "Low" Legal Cultures of the British Diaspora Lands in the 17th, 18th, and 19th Centuries
Economist Ronald Coase's famous theorem regarding the ways that neighboring property owners bargain "around" law and government has been refined by Robert Ellickson, who studied the ways ranchers and their ranchette neighbors resolve problems of fencing...
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From the Editor
his issue of the Law e Society Review, Volume 32, Number 1, marks a transition of editors and the editorial office of the Review. Volumes 32, 33, and 34 will be edited by myself and a new team of associate editors, assistants, and editorial advisory...
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Political Frames and Legal Activity: The Case of Nuclear Power in Four Countries
State-society differentiation and political centralization interact to influence the amount, focus, and effect of legal activity. Using case studies of antinuclear power litigation in the 1970s in the United States, West Germany, France, and Sweden,...
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Rational Choice, Situated Action, and the Social Control of Organizations
The legal and administrative apparatus responsible for the social control of organizations relies extensively on the deterrent effects of punishment. This strategy presumes a rational choice model of organizational misconduct that decontextualizes decisionmaking,...
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The "New" Law Development Movement in the Post-Cold War Era: A Vietnam Case Study
This article explores the reemergence of the Law and Development Movement in the post-Cold War era, with special reference to the impact of foreign legal assistance programs on legal and political reforms in Vietnam. Relying on extensive interviews conducted...
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Tuning to a Key of Gladness
The author reflects on the significance of violence (the theme of the 1997 Law and Society Association's annual meeting) for sociolegal scholars, considering the changing landscapes of law and difference, especially in the contemporary United States,...
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Twenty-Five Years after Rodriguez: School Finance Litigation and the Impact of the New Judicial Federalism
This article examines the impact of state-level school finance litigation conducted in the wake of San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez. State supreme courts have handed down decisions in 36 states since the Rodriguez decision in 1973....
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