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The Resource Incomprehensible! : a study of how our legal system encourages incomprehensibility, why it matters, and what we can do about it, Wendy Wagner with Will Walker

Incomprehensible! : a study of how our legal system encourages incomprehensibility, why it matters, and what we can do about it, Wendy Wagner with Will Walker

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Incomprehensible! : a study of how our legal system encourages incomprehensibility, why it matters, and what we can do about it
Title
Incomprehensible!
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a study of how our legal system encourages incomprehensibility, why it matters, and what we can do about it
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Wendy Wagner with Will Walker
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Contributor
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Language
eng
Summary
The legal system is awash with excessive and incomprehensible information. Yet many of us assume that the unrelenting torrent of information pouring into various legal programs is both inevitable and unstoppable. We have become complacent; but it does not have to be this way. Incomprehensible! argues that surrendering to incomprehensibility is a bad mistake. Drawing together evidence from diverse fields such as consumer protection, financial regulation, patents, chemical control, and administrative and legislative processes, this book identifies a number of important legal programs that are built on the foundational assumption that 'more information is better'. Each of these legal processes have been designed in ways that ignore the imperative of meaningful communication. To rectify this systemic problem, the law must be re-designed to pay careful attention to the problem of incomprehensibility
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Wagner, Wendy
Dewey number
349.73
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1995-
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Walker, Will
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  • Law
  • Law
  • Comprehension
  • Law reform
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Incomprehensible! : a study of how our legal system encourages incomprehensibility, why it matters, and what we can do about it, Wendy Wagner with Will Walker
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 28 Jun 2019)
Contents
Introduction -- Modeling comprehension asymmetries -- The implications of comprehension asymmetries for the law -- Comprehension asymmetries and consumer protection law -- Comprehension asymmetries in financial regulation -- Comprehension asymmetries in the law of patents -- Comprehension asymmetries in chemical regulation -- Comprehension asymmetries in administrative process -- Comprehension asymmetries in legislative processes -- A blueprint for reform
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CR9781139051774
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 342 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139051774
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
CR9781139051774
Label
Incomprehensible! : a study of how our legal system encourages incomprehensibility, why it matters, and what we can do about it, Wendy Wagner with Will Walker
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 28 Jun 2019)
Contents
Introduction -- Modeling comprehension asymmetries -- The implications of comprehension asymmetries for the law -- Comprehension asymmetries and consumer protection law -- Comprehension asymmetries in financial regulation -- Comprehension asymmetries in the law of patents -- Comprehension asymmetries in chemical regulation -- Comprehension asymmetries in administrative process -- Comprehension asymmetries in legislative processes -- A blueprint for reform
Control code
CR9781139051774
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 342 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139051774
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
CR9781139051774

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