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The Expressive Powers of Law

Theories and Limits

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$30.00 • £24.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674975484

Publication Date: 03/20/2017


336 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

14 diagrams


  • List of Figures*
  • Introduction: Alternatives to Deterrence and Legitimacy
  • 1. Expressive Claims about Law
  • 2. The Focal Point Power of Expression
  • 3. Law as Focal Point
  • 4. Law’s Focal Power in Dynamic Perspective
  • 5. Legislation as Information
  • 6. Revelation of Information by Legal Enforcement
  • 7. The Power of Arbitral Expression
  • 8. Normative Implications
  • Conclusion: Law’s Expressive Powers
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • * Figures
    • 1.1. Categories of Expressive Claims about Law
    • 2.1. The Classic Prisoners’ Dilemma
    • 2.2. The Prisoners’ Alibi Game of Pure Coordination
    • 2.3. A Prisoner’s Assurance Game
    • 2.4. A Prisoner’s Battle of the Sexes Game
    • 2.5. A Prisoner’s Hawk–Dove Game
    • 2.6. A Generic Symmetric 2×2 Game
    • 2.7. PD with Embedded BOS Game
    • 2.8. The BOS Intersection Game
    • 2.9. Another Hawk–Dove Game
    • 4.1. A Public Good Game as PD
    • 4.2. A Public Good Game as Assurance
    • 7.1. Another Battle of the Sexes Game
    • 7.2. A Final Hawk–Dove Game

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