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Law in a Market Context: An Introduction to Market Concepts in Legal Reasoning

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Robin Paul MalloySyracuse University, New York

ISBN13: 9780521016551
ISBN: 052101655X
Published: October 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £35.99

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In Law in a Market Context Robin Paul Malloy examines the way in which people, as social beings, experience the intersection of law, markets, and culture. His work recognizes that experience varies by such characteristics as culture, race, gender, age, and class, among others. Thus, market analysis must account for these variations. Through case examples, illustrative fact patterns, and problems based on hypothetical situations he demonstrates the implications and the ambiguities of law in a market society. In his analysis he provides a complete and accessible introduction to a vast array of economic terms, concepts, and ideas - making this book a valuable primer for anyone interested in understanding the use of market concepts in legal reasoning.

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Preface; Acknowledgements; Notes on citations; Table of cases; Introduction; 1. Understanding the contested meaning of markets; 2. The law and market economy framework; 3. Market concepts of exchange; 4. Additional economic concepts for law and market economy; 5. The not-for-profit exchange context; 6. Parting thoughts; Index.