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Limits Of Law

Essays On Democratic Governance, 1st Edition

By Peter Schuck


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Law is an increasingly pervasive force in our society. At the same time, however, the obstacles to law's effectiveness are also growing. In The Limits of Law, Yale law professor Peter H. Schuck draws on law, social science, and history to explore this momentous clash between law's compelling promise of ordered liberty and the realistic limits of it

Table of Contents

Part I Constraints and Challenges, 1 Legal Complexity: Some Causes, Consequences, and Cures, 2 Multi-Culturalism Redux: Science, Law, and Politics, 3 Some Reflections on the Federalism Debate, Part II Institutions and Processes, 4 The Politics of Regulation, 5 When the Exception Becomes the Rule: Regulatory Equity and the Formulation of Energy Policy Through an Exceptions Process, 6 Law and Post-Privatization Regulatory Reform: Perspectives from the U.S. Experience, 7 Against (and for) Madison: An Essay in Praise of Factions, 8 Delegation and Democracy: Comments on David Schoenbrod, 9 To the Chevron Station: An Empirical Study of Federal Administrative Law, 10 The Thickest Thicket: Partisan Gerrymandering and Judicial Regulation of Politics, 11 Mass Torts: An Institutional Evolutionist Perspective, 12 Public Law Litigation and Social Reform, Part Ill Mapping the Limits of Law, 13 The Limits of Law

About the Author

Peter H. Schuck is Simeon E. Baldwin Professor at Yale Law School. He is the author or editor of many books and articles including Citizenship Without Consent: Illegal Aliens in the American Polity ( with Rogers M. Smith), Paths to Inclusion: The Integration of Migrants in the U.S. and Germany, Suing Government: Citizen Remedies for Official Wrongs, Agent Orange on Trial: Mass Toxic Disasters in the Courts, Foundations of Administrative Law, and Tort Law and the Public Interest: Competition, Innovation, and Consumer Welfare.

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