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Legal pragmatism : community, rights, and democracy / Michael Sullivan

Sullivan, Michael.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBook; Format: print Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2007Description: IX, 159 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 978-0-253-21906-0.Subject(s): Derecho -- Filosofía | Derechos humanos -- Filosofía | Derecho -- Filosofía -- Estados Unidos | Derechos humanos -- Estados Unidos
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In "Legal Pragmatism", Michael Sullivan looks closely at the place of the individual and community in democratic society. After mapping out a brief history of American legal thinking regarding rights, from communitarianism to liberalism, Sullivan gives a rich and nuanced account of how pragmatism worked to resolve conflicts of self-interest and community well-being. Sullivan's view of pragmatism provides a comprehensive framework for understanding democracy, as well as issues such as health care, education, gay marriage, and illegal immigration that will determine its character in the future. "Legal Pragmatism" is a bold, carefully argued book that presents a unique understanding of contemporary society, law, and politics.

Índice: Introduction; 1. What's Right with Rights and Wrong with Communitarianism?; 2. Taking Rights and Pragmatism Seriously; 3. Posner's Unpragmatic Pragmatism; 4. Toward a Reconstructive Pragmatism; 5. Reconstructing Judicial Review; 6. Pragmatism, Genealogy, and Democracy

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