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Studies in Law, Politics, and Society Vol: 49

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06 Nov 2009
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
224 pages - 152 x 229 x 14mm
Studies in Law, Politics, and Society


Trials are well known as paradigmatic legal events. Some attract wide attention; others mostly escape notice. Indeed in the United States trials have recently become rare, with some scholars bemoaning the death of the trial. This issue of "Studies in Law, Politics and Society" contains, along with two general interest articles, a symposium on the past, present, and future of the trial. It brings together the work of leading scholars to think about the nature, utility, and limits of trials. This work takes stock of the field, charts its progress, and points the way for its future development.
List of Contributors. EDITORIAL BOARD. A critical appreciation of the American trial in (current) decline. Stories from the jury room: How jurors use narrative to process evidence. “We had never jumped fences before”: The city, the woman, and the drifter in the Yaakobowitz case. A trial in the life of the environmental justice movement: USA v. Citgo. Legalizing public reason: The American dream, same-sex marriage, and the management of radical disputes. Little monsters, wild animals, and welfare queens: Ronald Reagan and the legal constitution of American politics. Studies in law, politics, and society. Studies in law, politics, and society. Copyright page.

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