Women and the United States Constitution: History, Interpretation, and Practice

The Law and Economics of Irrational Behavior

Human Rights and the Moral Responsibilities of Corporate and Public Sector Organizations


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Women and the United States Constitution History, Interpretation, and Practice


Edited by Sibyl A. Schwarzenbach and Patricia Smith

New York: Columbia University Press, 2003. KF478.A5W654 2003



From the Publisher
Women and the U.S. Constitution is about much more than the nineteenth amendment. This provocative volume incorporates law, history, political theory, and philosophy to analyze the U.S. Constitution as a whole in relation to the rights and fate of women. Divided into three parts-History, Interpretation, and Practice-this book views the Constitution as a living document, struggling to free itself from the weight of a two-hundred-year-old past and capable of evolving to include women and their concerns.

…In addition to constitutional issues such as federalism, gender discrimination, basic rights, privacy, and abortion, Women and the U.S. Constitution explores other issues of central concern to contemporary women-areas that, strictly speaking, are not yet considered a part of constitutional law. Women's traditional labor and its unique character, and women and the welfare state, are two examples of topics treated here from the perspective of their potentially transformative role in the future development of constitutional law.

About the Author
Sibyl A. Schwarzenbach is associate professor of philosophy at Baruch College and The Graduate Center, The City University of New York. She is the author of On Civic Friendship (forthcoming) as well as of numerous articles in social, political, and feminist theory. Patricia Smith is professor of philosophy at Baruch College and The Graduate Center, The City University of New York. She is the author of Liberalism and Affirmative Obligation and the editor of numerous volumes including Feminist Jurisprudence.

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The Law and Economics of Irrational Behavior


Edited by Francesco Parisi and Vernon L. Smith

Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2005.
K487.E3L3875 2005




From the Publisher
This collection of essays explores the most relevant developments at the interface of economics and psychology, giving special attention to models of irrational behavior, and draws the relevant implications of such models for the design of legal rules and institutions. The application of economic models of irrational behavior to law is especially challenging because specific departures from rational behavior differ markedly from one another.

…This volume brings together pioneering scholars in this area, along with some of the most exciting developments in the field of legal and economic theory. Areas of application include criminal law and sentencing, tort law, contract law, corporate law, and financial markets.

About the Author
Francesco Parisi is Professor of Law and Director, Law and Economics Program, George Mason University School of Law. He is co-editor of The Law and Economics of the European Union (2003), Economic Foundations of Private Law (2002), and Law and Economics (1997). Vernon Smith is Nobel Laureate in Economics, 2002, and Professor of Economics and Law, George Mason University.

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Human Rights and the Moral Responsibilities of Corporate and Public Sector Organizations


Edited by Tom Campbell and Seumas Miller

Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers
JC571.H763 2004

From the Publisher
All students and advocates of human rights will be interested in this concerted exploration of the human rights moral obligations that fall, not directly on states, but on private and public organisations. Such an approach to human rights opens up the possibility of holding corporations and bureaucracies to account for human rights violations even when they have acted in accordance with the law… What emerges from the book as a whole is a distinctive contemporary vision of the emerging moral impact of human rights and its significance for organisational behaviour and performance.

About the Author
Seumas Miller is Director of the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics and Professor of Philosophy at Charles Sturt University in Canberra. Co-editor
Tom Campbell is a Professorial Fellow at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, Charles Sturt University as well as President of the Australian Society for Legal Philosophy.

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Compiled by Bob Menanteaux and Nancy Minton;
Technical Direction: Greg Soejima