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Civility, legality, and justice in America

Title
Civility, legality, and justice in America / edited by Austin Sarat, Amherst College.
ISBN
9781107063716 (hardback)
110706371X (hardback)
9781107675599 (paperback)
1107675596 (paperback)
Publication
New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Physical Description
xi, 166 pages ; 24 cm.
Notes
"This volume is the product of a symposium held at the University of Alabama, School of Law on September 27, 2013"--Introduction.
Summary
"Throughout American history, the discourse of civility has proven quite resilient, and concern for a perceived lack of civility has ebbed and flowed in recognizable patterns. Today we are in another era in which political leaders and commentators bemoan a crisis of incivility and warn of civility's demise. Civility, Legality, and the Limits of Justice charts the uses of civility in American legal and political discourse. How important is civility as a legal and political virtue? How does it fare when it is juxtaposed with the claim that it masks injustice? Who advocates civility and to what effect? How are battles over civility played out in legal and political arenas? This book brings the work of several distinguished scholars together to critically assess the relative claims of civility and justice and the way law weighs those virtues"-- Provided by publisher.
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
September 22, 2014
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Introduction: The meanings and uses of civility / Austin Sarat
The difficult work of liberal civility / Teresa M. Bejan and Bryan Garsten
Civility and formality / Jeremy Waldron
Civility and the undocumented alien / Leti Volpp
Against civility : a feminist perspective / Linda M. G. Zerilli
Afterword: Civility and the politics of sexuality / Heather Elliott and Gerald Lunn.
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