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The Resource Rehumanizing law : a theory of law and democracy, Randy D. Gordon

Rehumanizing law : a theory of law and democracy, Randy D. Gordon

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Rehumanizing law : a theory of law and democracy
Title
Rehumanizing law
Title remainder
a theory of law and democracy
Statement of responsibility
Randy D. Gordon
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Randy D. Gordon illustrates the bridge between narrative and law by considering whether literature can prompt legislation. Using Upton Sinclair's The Jungle and Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, Gordon shows that literary works can figure in important regulatory measures. Discussing the rule of law in relation to democracy, he reads Melville's Billy Budd and analyses the O.J. Simpson and Rodney King cases
  • This highly original and creative study reconnects the law to its narrative roots by showing how and why stories become laws. --Book Jacket
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1955-
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Gordon, Randy D.
Dewey number
809/.933554
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Law
  • Criticism
  • Law and literature
Label
Rehumanizing law : a theory of law and democracy, Randy D. Gordon
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph. D.)-- University of Edinburgh, 2009
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-280) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
1. Law and narrative: Re-examining the relationship -- Describing law in terms of autonomy -- Narrative as the basis of law and the humanities -- Shelley's case, Part 1 Law of The Jungle -- Shelley's case, Part 2 Silent Spring -- Law, literature, and narrative -- What Is narrative? -- How narratives interact to influence legislation -- Text in context -- What's truth have to do with it? -- Whose story to believe? -- 2. Institutionalizing narratives -- Narrative and the normative syllogism -- The narrative nudge -- When narratives clash -- Changes in narrative, changes in Law -- Law's constraints: Generic or precedential? -- Novelizing law -- Resisting narratives: Keeping the outside out -- Absorbing narratives: Letting the outside In -- What law can learn from literature (and history) -- 3. Law, narrative, and democracy -- The rule of law and its limits -- Toward a democratic rule of law -- The jury as a structural safeguard of democracy -- The democratic role of interpretive communities -- A study in contrasts: The Rodney King and O.J. Simpson juries -- Is jury nullification democratic and within the rule of law? -- Some thoughts on democratic interpretation -- 4. Narrative as democratic reasoning -- The narrative shape of deliberation -- Law-as-discipline -- The problem with appellate practice and appellate opinions -- (Re)Introducing narratives across the profession -- Democratic education, practical reason, and the law
Control code
ocn868068895
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 286 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442661646
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)868068895
Label
Rehumanizing law : a theory of law and democracy, Randy D. Gordon
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph. D.)-- University of Edinburgh, 2009
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-280) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
1. Law and narrative: Re-examining the relationship -- Describing law in terms of autonomy -- Narrative as the basis of law and the humanities -- Shelley's case, Part 1 Law of The Jungle -- Shelley's case, Part 2 Silent Spring -- Law, literature, and narrative -- What Is narrative? -- How narratives interact to influence legislation -- Text in context -- What's truth have to do with it? -- Whose story to believe? -- 2. Institutionalizing narratives -- Narrative and the normative syllogism -- The narrative nudge -- When narratives clash -- Changes in narrative, changes in Law -- Law's constraints: Generic or precedential? -- Novelizing law -- Resisting narratives: Keeping the outside out -- Absorbing narratives: Letting the outside In -- What law can learn from literature (and history) -- 3. Law, narrative, and democracy -- The rule of law and its limits -- Toward a democratic rule of law -- The jury as a structural safeguard of democracy -- The democratic role of interpretive communities -- A study in contrasts: The Rodney King and O.J. Simpson juries -- Is jury nullification democratic and within the rule of law? -- Some thoughts on democratic interpretation -- 4. Narrative as democratic reasoning -- The narrative shape of deliberation -- Law-as-discipline -- The problem with appellate practice and appellate opinions -- (Re)Introducing narratives across the profession -- Democratic education, practical reason, and the law
Control code
ocn868068895
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 286 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442661646
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)868068895

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