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Production of Legal Rules

Production of Legal Rules

by Francesco ParisiFrancesco Parisi


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This thorough and detailed book provides a comprehensive analysis of the various ways in which laws and rules are produced and lays the foundations for a systematic understanding of lawmaking as a production process.

Leading scholars and experts provide coverage and insight on key issues such as the optimal specificity and timing of legal intervention, the nature of expressive law, the production of customary law, and the effect of social norms and social stigma on legal compliance. The original essays shed new light on important issues concerning the institutional design of lawmaking through the lens of economic analysis and public choice theory, and together form an important reference tool.

This state-of-the-art resource forms part of the Encyclopedia of Law and Economics, and will appeal strongly to researchers and postgraduate students from both law and economics backgrounds.

Editorial Reviews

Ariel Porat

‘The economic analysis of the production of legal rules has been so far spread over many legal books and articles focusing on other topics. This fascinating volume, edited by Francesco Parisi, is the first book dealing with the production of legal rules in a systemic and comprehensive way. A dream-team of scholars from both the United States and Europe use economics tools to investigate legislation, regulation, judge-made law, social norms, customary law, and international law. Legislators, regulators, judges, economists, practicing and academic lawyers should not miss reading this book.’

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781848440326
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Publication date: 02/01/2012
Series: Encyclopedia of Law and Economics, Second Edition Series
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

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