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Cause Lawyers, Clients, and the State: Congress as a Forum for Cause Lawyering during the Enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Neta Ziv

in Cause Lawyering and the State in a Global Era

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195141177
eISBN:
9780199871391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195141172.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter focuses on cause lawyering in Congress. Its subject is the group of advocates representing disabled persons during the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A. between ... More


State Transformation, Globalization, and the Possibilities of Cause Lawyering: An Introduction

Austin Sarat and Stuart A. Scheingold

in Cause Lawyering and the State in a Global Era

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195141177
eISBN:
9780199871391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195141172.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Globalization and democratization are creating new types of social relations, and thus new dimensions of state power. This in turn creates new rights and obligations, or extensions of existing ones, ... More


Two Worlds of Ghanaian Cause Lawyers

Lucie White

in Cause Lawyering and the State in a Global Era

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195141177
eISBN:
9780199871391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195141172.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines two key areas in which cause lawyers are active in Ghana – womens’ rights and economic development policy. The analysis is based on interviews with mid‐level professionals, and ... More


From the Fight for Legal Rights to the Promotion of Human Rights: Israeli and Palestinian Cause Lawyers in the Trenches of Globalization

Lisa Hajjar

in Cause Lawyering and the State in a Global Era

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195141177
eISBN:
9780199871391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195141172.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter focuses on the contributions of Israeli and Palestinian cause lawyers to the creation and development of a human rights movement in Israel and Palestine, with particular focus on the ... More


Taking on Goliath: Why Personal Injury Litigation May Represent the Future of Transnational Cause Lawyering

Anne Bloom

in Cause Lawyering and the State in a Global Era

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195141177
eISBN:
9780199871391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195141172.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the background and litigation proceedings in the case of Dow Chemical Company and Shell Oil Company versus Domingo Castro Alfaro (et al.), a case in which a Texas personal ... More


Cause Lawyering in the Shadow of the State: A U.S. Immigration Example

Susan Bibler Coutin

in Cause Lawyering and the State in a Global Era

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195141177
eISBN:
9780199871391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195141172.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The protracted civil war in El Salvador during the 1980s led to a substantial increase in illegal migration into the U.S.A., and to a consequent economic dependency, despite U.S. anti‐immigration ... More


Cause Lawyers in a Cold Climate: The Impact(s) of Globalization on the United Kingdom

Andrew Boon

in Cause Lawyering and the State in a Global Era

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195141177
eISBN:
9780199871391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195141172.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The neoliberal agenda initiated under the Thatcher government had a major impact on the legal profession in the U.K., by dismantling its protective practices, and by substantially reducing the legal ... More


State Transformation and the Struggle for Symbolic Capital: Cause Lawyers, the Organized Bar, and Capital Punishment in the United States

Austin Sarat

in Cause Lawyering and the State in a Global Era

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195141177
eISBN:
9780199871391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195141172.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In an effort to show toughness on crime, the symbolism of a greater readiness to inflict capital punishment has attracted many state authorities in the U.S.A. This has in turn provoked a heightened ... More


The Global Language of Human Rights: Patterns of Cooperation Between State and Civil Rights Lawyers in Israel

Yoav Dotan

in Cause Lawyering and the State in a Global Era

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195141177
eISBN:
9780199871391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195141172.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The conventional distinction, between the dispassionate “hired gun” lawyer and the committed cause lawyer, appears not to work in the case of Israel, where there have been cases of lawyers crossing ... More


Local Advocacy, Global Engagement: The Impact of Land Claims Advocacy on the Recognition of Property Rights in the South African Constitution

Heinz Klug

in Cause Lawyering and the State in a Global Era

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195141177
eISBN:
9780199871391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195141172.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The example of land rights litigation in South Africa challenges the assumption that cause lawyering is inherently adversarial, and shows how commitments to client demands have become suffused with a ... More


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