Law and Economics: Toward Social Justice Vol: 24


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Product Details
Format:
Hardback
ISBN:
9781848553347
Published:
08 May 2009
Publisher:
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Dimensions:
300 pages - 152 x 229 x 30mm
Series:
Research in Law and Economics

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This volume explores the relationship between law and economics principles and the promotion of social justice. By social justice, we mean a vision of society that embraces more than traditional economic efficiency. Such a vision might include, for example, a reduction of subordination and discrimination based on race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or class; increased wealth dispersion throughout all sectors of society; a safe and healthy environment; worker rights; and, a flourishing political democracy. The volume chapters here fall into four main categories, Assumptions of Law & Economics; Law & Economics: Implications of Behavioralism; Economics and Corporate Governance: Finding the Holes; and, Gender, Class and Race: Implications of and Alternatives to the Dominant Economic Paradigm. In addition, most of the chapters invoke the lens of corporate law theory or the corporate context as part of their analysis of the intersection of economics and social justice.
Preface. List of Contributors. Introduction. Economics as a map in law and market economy. An anatomy of corporate legal theory. The single constituency argument in the economic analysis of business law. Corporate law and the rhetoric of choice. Faith Based Investing: are shares entitled to the residual?. Corporate social responsibility: Lessons from the South on law and business norms. The discourse of “contract” and the law of marriage. Behavioral biology, the rational actor model, and the new feminist agenda. Race to the top of the corporate ladder: What minorities do when they get there. Workplace racial discrimination and the professionals at the center of corporate hierarchies. Research in law and economics: A journal of policy. Law & economics: Toward social justice. Copyright page.

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