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In re the Legal System

Lynn S. Chancer

in High-Profile Crimes: When Legal Cases Become Social Causes

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226101125
eISBN:
9780226101132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226101132.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter explores the strategies of legal actors and the perceptions of high profile cases in the U.S. and analyzes the consequences of legal cases becoming conflated with social causes in ... More


The Challenge of Legal Bilingualism in Hong Kong

in The Common Law in Two Voices: Language, Law, and the Postcolonial Dilemma in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761642
eISBN:
9780804772358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761642.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter explains why legal bilingualism in Hong Kong means far more than the introduction of another language into the legal system. It describes what happens in Cantonese and English ... More


International Legal Contexts and State Power: The Institutional Influences on Dispute Transitions

in Between Law and Diplomacy: The Social Contexts of Disputing at the World Trade Organization

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804771436
eISBN:
9780804777384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804771436.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter, which examines the transition from the consultative to adjudicative phase of the dispute settlement process, relies on a statistical analysis of the case history of the WTO for its ... More


Legal Bilingualism and the Postcolonial Dilemma

in The Common Law in Two Voices: Language, Law, and the Postcolonial Dilemma in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761642
eISBN:
9780804772358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761642.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter sums up the core arguments of the book and locates the story of legal bilingualism within the context of the social transition of Hong Kong from colonialism to postcolonialism. It ... More


Legal Discrimination against Unwed Mothers

in Tough Choices: Bearing an Illegitimate Child in Japan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761291
eISBN:
9780804772396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761291.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

In Japan, single unwed mothers experience greater legal discrimination than other single mothers. These legal disadvantages are evident in the family register, a document that makes unwed mothers and ... More


Norms, Laws, and Markets: Implications for Policy

in The Rewards of Punishment: A Relational Theory of Norm Enforcement

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760218
eISBN:
9780804771221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760218.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter argues that norms do not exist in a vacuum, but, rather, operate side by side with government penalties and market incentives. Norms are often overlooked as a source of solutions to ... More


The Common Law in Two Voices: Language, Law, and the Postcolonial Dilemma in Hong Kong

Kwai Hang Ng

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761642
eISBN:
9780804772358
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761642.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Hong Kong is one of the very few places in the world where the common law can be practiced in a language other than English. Introduced into the courtroom over a decade ago, Cantonese has ... More


The Japanese Way of Change: Recasting Institutional Coordination, Sustaining Gender Inequality

Kumiko Nemoto

in Too Few Women at the Top: The Persistence of Inequality in Japan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702488
eISBN:
9781501706219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702488.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter places the absence of women in high positions in Japanese companies in the context of Japan's coordinated capitalism by looking at state–business–labor relations, corporate governance, ... More


Regulated lives

Sheila Riddell, Stephen Baron, and Alastair Wilson

in The Learning Society and people with learning difficulties

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861342232
eISBN:
9781447303886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861342232.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter brings together the themes of the previous eight chapters in order to offer an interpretation of the life situations of the people with learning difficulties that have been studied. It ... More


The law of uncivil actions

Ann Oakley

in Fracture: Adventures of a broken body

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349378
eISBN:
9781447302360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349378.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Personal injury cases are ‘the heart and soul’ of tort law — the law of ‘civil wrongs’ that decides when people should be financially compensated for adverse events that happen to their bodies or ... More


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