Looking Back at Law's Century by Austin Sarat

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This book describes a century of tremendous legal change, of inspiring legal developments, and profound failures. The twentieth century took the United States from the Progressive Era's optimism about law and social engineering to current concerns about a hyperlegalistic society, from philosophical idealism to the implementation of democracy, the rule of law, and the idea of human rights throughout the world. At the same time, law maintained its status as the key language of governance in the United States, the most "legal" of all countries, which has succeeded in making its version of the state a point of reference around the globe.

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Austin Sarat is William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence & Political Science, Amherst College. Thomas R. Kearns is William H. Hastie Professor of Philosophy & Professor of Law, Jurisprudence, & Social Thought, Amherst College. Bryant is Co-Editor of the Fundamental Issues in Law and Society Series. Bryant is Also the Director of the American Bar Foundation. Kagan is professor of political science and law at the University of California at Berkeley.
Published May 31, 2002 by Cornell University Press. 464 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction