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Adversarial Legalism

The American Way of Law, Second Edition

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$35.00 • £30.95 • €31.95

ISBN 9780674238367

Publication Date: 10/08/2019

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432 pages

5-3/4 x 8-7/8 inches

2 tables

World

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In the first edition of this groundbreaking book, Robert Kagan explained why America is much more adversarial—likely to rely on legal threats and lawsuits—than other economically advanced countries, with more prescriptive laws, more costly adjudications, and more severe penalties. This updated edition also addresses the rise of the conservative legal movement and anti-statism in the Republican party, which have put in sharp relief the virtues of adversarial legalism in its ability to empower citizens, lawyers, and judges to mount challenges to the arbitrary or unlawful exercise of government authority.

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