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Vol 23 No 4 April/May 2018

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Norms in a Wired World

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Steven A. HetcherVanderbilt University, Tennessee

ISBN13: 9780521454360
ISBN: 0521454360
Published: March 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £63.00



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Social order is regulated from above by the law but its foundation is built on norms and customs, informal social practices that enable people to make meaningful and productive uses of their time and resources. Despite the importance of these practices in keeping the social fabric together, very little of the jurisprudential literature has focused on a discussion of these norms and customs. In Social Norms in a Wired World Steven Hetcher argues that the traditional conception of norms as rule-like linguistic entities is erroneous. Instead, norms must be understood as patterns of rationally governed behaviour maintained in groups by acts of conformity. Using informal game theory in the analysis of norms and customs, Hetcher breaks new ground by applying his theory of norms to tort law and Internet privacy laws. This book will appeal to students and professionals in law, philosophy, and political and social theory.

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Subjects:
Jurisprudence
Contents:
Part I. The Pattern Conception of Social Norms:
1. Rule conception versus pattern conception
2. Rational norms
3. Norm utilitarianism
4. Predominant egoism and emergent moral relationships
5. Moral norms
Part II. Negligent Norms:
6. The traditional rule of custom and usage
7. Trespass and the emergence of customary easements
8. The evidentiary rule of custom
9. A world of dangerous social norms and customs
10. Regulating the rule of custom to create safe social norms
11. Jury norms and the reasonable person standard
Part III. Cyberspace Privacy Norms:
12. Harmful online personal data practices
13. The emergence of online privacy entitlements
14. Website privacy respect: real and feigned.

Series: Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Law

Punishment, Compensation and Law: A Theory of Enforceability ISBN 9780521174237
Published February 2011
Cambridge University Press
£24.99
Common Law Theory
Edited by: Douglas Edlin
ISBN 9780521176156
Published January 2011
Cambridge University Press
£23.99
A Common Law Theory of Judicial Review: The Living Tree ISBN 9780521122665
Published November 2009
Cambridge University Press
£28.99
Automatism, Insanity and the Psychology of Criminal Responsibility ISBN 9780521061339
Published April 2008
Cambridge University Press
£24.99
Complicity: Ethics and Law for a Collective Age
Christopher KutzUniversity of California, Berkeley
ISBN 9780521039703
Published August 2007
Cambridge University Press
£45.99
Truth, Error and Criminal Law: An Essay in Legal Epistemology ISBN 9780521730358
Published August 2006
Cambridge University Press
£23.99
Crimes Against Humanity: A Normative Account ISBN 9780521600514
Published January 2005
Cambridge University Press
£26.99
The Jurisprudential Foundations of Corporate and Commercial Law ISBN 9780521591577
Published October 2004
Cambridge University Press
£77.00
Constitutionalism: Philosophical Foundations ISBN 9780521799997
Published July 2003
Cambridge University Press
£26.99
Beyond Comparison - Sex and Discrimination ISBN 9780521534154
Published June 2003
Cambridge University Press
£26.99
Consent to Sexual Relations ISBN 9780521536110
Published June 2003
Cambridge University Press
£26.99
Equality, Responsibility and the Law New ed
Arthur RipsteinUniversity of Toronto
ISBN 9780521003070
Published December 2001
Cambridge University Press
£30.99
A Theory of Property ISBN 9780521378864
Published June 1990
Cambridge University Press
£51.00