Empirical Legal Research in Action

Author: Willem H. van Boom
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1785362755
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Empirical legal research is a growing field of academic expertise, yet lawyers are not always familiar with the possibilities and limitations of the available methods. Empirical Legal Research in Action presents readers with first-hand experiences of empirical research on law and legal issues.

Challenging Boardroom Homogeneity

Author: Aaron A. Dhir
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316298272
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The lack of gender parity in the governance of business corporations has ignited a heated global debate, leading policymakers to wrestle with difficult questions that lie at the intersection of market activity and social identity politics. Drawing on semi-structured interviews with corporate board directors in Norway and documentary content analysis of corporate securities filings in the United States, Challenging Boardroom Homogeneity empirically investigates two distinct regulatory models designed to address diversity in the boardroom: quotas and disclosure. The author's study of the Norwegian quota model demonstrates the important role diversity can play in enhancing the quality of corporate governance, while also revealing the challenges diversity mandates pose. His analysis of the US regime shows how a disclosure model has led corporations to establish a vocabulary of 'diversity'. At the same time, the analysis highlights the downsides of affording firms too much discretion in defining that concept. This book deepens ongoing policy conversations and offers new insights into the role law can play in reshaping the gendered dynamics of corporate governance cultures.

Norms and Actions

Author: R. Treves
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401507902
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The present volume has been planned and prepared in meetings of the Research Committee for the Sociology of Law of the International Sociological Association at the initiative of its chairman, Renato Treves, who also took upon himself editorial responsibility. The first edition of the volume appeared in Italian under the title La socioZogia deZ diritto. ProbZemi e ricerche. It was published in Milano, August I966. The present English edition has the same contents as the Italian volume with the addition of a concluding chapter by J an Glastra van Loon. This publication was undertaken with the purpose of presenting a survey of recent trends in sociology of law in various countries of the world. We hope that the growing interest in the discipline, as evidenced by the large number of publications issued since the Italian edition of this volume, * may be considered as justification for this undertaking. J. v. L. R. T. * We should like to refer to the Law and Society Review published in the United States, to the issue of Acta Sociologica, September 1966, devoted to sociology of law, and finally to the many papers submitted to and discussed at the meetings of the Research Committee for the Sociology of Law during the VIth World Congress of Sociology at Evian. INTRODUCTION by RENATO TREVES I. The sociology 0/ law in its traditional sense and in its more recent developments. Origin and obfects 0/ this work.

Law and Economics in Europe

Author: Klaus Mathis
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 940077110X
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This anthology illustrates how law and economics is developing in Europe and what opportunities and problems – both in general and specific legal fields – are associated with this approach within the legal traditions of European countries. The first part illuminates the differences in the development and reception of the economic analysis of law in the American Common Law system and in the continental European Civil Law system. The second part focuses on the different ways of thinking of lawyers and economists, which clash in economic analysis of law. The third part is devoted to legal transplants, which often accompany the reception of law and economics from the United States. Finally, the fourth part focuses on the role economic analysis plays in the law of the European Union. This anthology with its 14 essays from young European legal scholars is an important milestone in establishing a European law and economics culture and tradition.

Auf dem Weg zu einer europ ischen Sammelklage

Author: Matthias Casper
Publisher: sellier. european law publ.
ISBN: 3866531125
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Droht Europa eine Sammelklageindustrie US-amerikanischen Zuschnitts, die die Unternehmen zu teilweisen extrem hohen Schadensersatzleistungen zwingt? Die Europäische Kommission denkt jedenfalls sowohl im Kartell- als auch im Verbraucherschutz über die Einführung von Sammelklagen nach. Doch wie lassen sich Sammelklagen auf europäischer Ebene durchsetzen? Zu diesem Problemfeld lud das Centrum für Europäisches Privatrecht in Münster im Januar 2009 zu einer Tagung ein. Der vorliegende Band versammelt die Ergebnisse dieser Tagung, stellt die Lösungsansätze vor und informiert in den Erfahrungsberichten aus verschiedenen europäischen Ländern wie etwa England, Frankreich und den Niederlanden über den Status quo im Hinblick auf kollektivrechtliche Elemente in den jeweiligen Rechtsordnungen. (Quelle: Text Verlagseinband / Verlag).

Normative Patterns and Legal Developments in the Social Dimension of the EU

Author: Ann Numhauser-Henning
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1782251928
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This book explores the normative and legal evolution of the Social Dimension - labour law, social security law and family law - in both the EU and its Member States, during the last decade. It does this from a wide range of theoretical and legal-substantive perspectives. The past decade has witnessed the entering into force of the Lisbon Treaty and its emphasis on fundamental rights, a new coordination regulation within the field of social security (Regulation 883/2004/EC), and the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union in the so-called Laval Quartet. Furthermore structural changes affecting demographics and family have also challenged solidarity in new ways. The book is organised by reference to distinct 'normative patterns' and their development in the fields of law covered, such as the protection of established groups, the position of market functional values and the scope for just distribution. The book represents an innovative and important interdisciplinary approach to analysing EU law and Social Europe, and contributes a complex, yet thought-provoking, picture for the future. The contributors represent an interesting mix of well-known and distinguished as well as upcoming and promising researchers throughout Europe and beyond.

Talking feminist politics

Author: Eloise A. Buker
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
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Feminist political theory now flourishes in the discourses of the law, science, and postmodern philosophy. Analyzing these three feminist discourses, Eloise A. Buker uses feminist legal conversations to refine our understanding of justice, feminist science to examine the connections between truth and politics, and postmodern feminism to analyze habits, symbols, and speech that frame ethical codes which in turn shape political relationships.