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Economic analysis of law by Richard A Posner( Book )

171 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 3,538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text for students of law and economics concentrates on the progress of scholarship in the field. Concrete applications are emphasized over abstract theory in the book
Law and literature : a misunderstood relation by Richard A Posner( )

59 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 3,498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First edition published in 1988 : Law and literature : a misunderstood relation ; revised and enlarged edition published in 1998
An affair of state : the investigation, impeachment, and trial of President Clinton by Richard Allen Posner( Book )

30 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 3,383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He examines the place of impeachment in the American constitutional scheme, the pros and cons of impeaching President Clinton, and the major procedural issues raised by both the impeachment in the House and the trial in the Senate."--Jacket
Catastrophe : risk and response by Richard A Posner( )

35 editions published between 2004 and 2020 in English and held by 2,784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Posner considers how we can better prepare for the chance of an event - such as voraciously self-replicating nanomachines, a world-ending accident in a high-energy partical accelerator or an asteroid collision - so catastrophic that we find it hard to conceive of the consequences
Not a suicide pact : the constitution in a time of national emergency by Richard A Posner( )

22 editions published in 2006 in English and German and held by 2,613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description for Not a suicide pact : the constitution in a time of national emergency / by Richard A. Posner. Eavesdropping on the phone calls of U.S. citizens; demands by the FBI for records of library borrowings; establishment of military tribunals to try suspected terrorists, including U.S. citizens--many of the measures taken by the Bush administration since 9/11 have sparked heated protests. In Not a Suicide Pact, Judge Richard A. Posner offers a cogent and elegant response to these protests, arguing that personal liberty must be balanced with public safety in the face of grave national danger. Critical of civil libertarians who balk at any curtailment of their rights, even in the face of an unprecedented terrorist threat in an era of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, Posner takes a fresh look at the most important constitutional issues that have arisen since 9/11. These issues include the constitutional rights of terrorist suspects (whether American citizens or not) to habeas corpus and due process, and their rights against brutal interrogation (including torture) and searches based on less than probable cause. Posner argues that terrorist activity is sui generis--it is neither "war" nor "crime"--And it demands a tailored response, one that gives terror suspects fewer constitutional rights than persons suspected of ordinary criminal activity. Constitutional law must remain fluid, protean, and responsive to the pressure of contemporary events. Posner stresses the limits of law in regulating national security measures and underscores the paradoxical need to recognize a category of government conduct that is at once illegal and morally obligatory. One of America's top legal thinkers, Posner does not pull punches. He offers readers a short, sharp book with a strong point of view that is certain to generate much debate. OXFORD'S NEW INALIENABLE RIGHTS SERIES This is inaugural volume in Oxford's new fourteen-book Inalienable Rights Series. Each book will be a short, analytically sharp exploration of a particular right--to bear arms, to religious freedom, to free speech--clarifying the issues swirling around these rights and challenging us to rethink our most cherished freedoms
Sex and reason by Richard Allen Posner( )

40 editions published between 1992 and 2022 in English and German and held by 2,549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How much of a say do we have in our own sexuality? More than is commonly assumed, Richard Posner asserts in this intellectually sweeping and compulsively readable account of sexuality and its social control. While acknowledging that sexual drives and orientations are formed in a fundamentally biological matrix, Posner contends that they are also subject to self-interested choice constrained by perceived costs and benefits. With this approach, he explores numerous puzzles presented by sexual history. Why, for instance, are "macho" cultures generally more tolerant of sexual deviance than their otherwise more sexually liberal Anglo-Saxon counterparts? Why were women in Victorian England less free sexually than women a century earlier? Why might the AIDS epidemic have reduced the ratio of illegitimate to legitimate births? Why is marital rape increasingly criminalized? Economics provides Sex and Reason with its unifying perspective, but Posner also draws heavily on biology, law, psychology, anthropology, history, philosophy, sociology, theology, and women's studies. The scope of his analysis is broad, ranging from ancient Greece to modern Sweden, from African tribal societies to the American Catholic priesthood, from Islamic sexual regulation to the sexual jurisprudence of the U.S. Supreme Court, from polygamy and homosexuality to abortion, surrogate motherhood, and pornography. In all these areas, Posner argues, the rational choice approach can illuminate temporal and cultural variance in sexual norms and practices and point the way to enlightened reform. A widely respected judge and legal scholar, Posner seeks to dispel the clouds of ignorance, prejudice, shame, and hypocrisy that befog the public discussion of sex. His effort is especially timely, coming as it does at a juncture when the American legal system is strained to its limits by such phenomena as the AIDS epidemic, the abortion controversy, the homosexual rights movement, battles over the federal funding of erotic art, and growing attention to sexual harassment and abuse. Lucid, informative, eclectic, and nontechnical, Sex and Reason offers a fresh approach to issues that fascinate, perplex, and ultimately shape society in its most private moments and public gestures
Breaking the deadlock : the 2000 election, the constitution, and the courts by Richard A Posner( )

22 editions published in 2001 in English and German and held by 2,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judge Posner surveys the history and theory of American electoral law and practice, analyzes which Presidential candidate "really" won the popular vote in Florida, surveys the litigation that ensued, evaluates the courts, the lawyers, and the commentators, and ends with a blueprint for reforming our Presidential electoral practices
Uncommon sense : economic insights, from marriage to terrorism by Gary S Becker( )

22 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 2,309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the five years since Nobel Prize-winning economist Gary S. Becker and renowned jurist and legal scholar Richard A. Posner began writing a blog together, the Becker-Posner Blog has established a reputation as a reliable source of lively, thought-provoking commentary on current events. Uncommon Sense gathers the most important and innovative entries from the blog, arranged by topic, along with updates and even reconsiderations when subsequent events have shed new light on a question."--Jacket
The economic structure of intellectual property law by William M Landes( )

30 editions published between 2003 and 2022 in English and Chinese and held by 2,301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book takes a fresh look at the most dynamic area of American law today, comprising the fields of copyright, patent, trademark, trade secrecy, publicity rights, and misappropriation. Topics range from copyright in private letters to defensive patenting of business methods, from moral rights in the visual arts to the banking of trademarks, from the impact of the court of patent appeals to the management of Mickey Mouse. The history and political science of intellectual property law, the challenge of digitization, the many statutes and judge-made doctrines, and the interplay with antitrust principles are all examined. The treatment is both positive (oriented toward understanding the law as it is) and normative (oriented to the reform of the law). Previous analyses have tended to overlook the paradox that expanding intellectual property rights can effectively reduce the amount of new intellectual property by raising the creators' input costs. Those analyses have also failed to integrate the fields of intellectual property law. They have failed as well to integrate intellectual property law with the law of physical property, overlooking the many economic and legal-doctrinal parallels. This book demonstrates the fundamental economic rationality of intellectual property law, but is sympathetic to critics who believe that in recent decades Congress and the courts have gone too far in the creation and protection of intellectual property rights
The federal courts : challenge and reform by Richard A Posner( )

30 editions published between 1996 and 2021 in English and German and held by 2,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The federal courts are the world's most powerful judiciary and a vital element of the American political system. In recent decades, these courts have experienced unprecedented growth in caseload and personnel. Many judges and lawyers believe that a "crisis in quantity" is imperiling the ability of the federal judiciary to perform its historic function of administering justice fairly and expeditiously. In a substantially revised edition of his widely acclaimed 1985 book The Federal Courts: Crisis and Reform, Chief Judge Richard A. Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit provides a comprehensive evaluation of the federal judiciary and a detailed program of judicial reform. Drawing on economic and political theory as well as on legal analysis and his own extensive judicial experience, Posner sketches the history of the federal courts, describes the contemporary institution, appraises the concerns that have been expressed with the courts' performance, and presents a variety of proposals for both short-term and fundamental reform. In contrast to some of the direr prophecies of observers of the federal courts, Posner emphasizes the success of these courts in adapting to steep caseload growth with minimum sacrifice in quality. Although the book ranges over a variety of traditional topics in federal jurisdiction, the focus is steady on federal judicial administration conceived of as an interdisciplinary approach emphasizing system rather than doctrine, statistics rather than impressions, and caseload rather than cases. Like the earlier edition, this book promises to be a landmark in the empirical study of judicial administration
The crisis of capitalist democracy by Richard A Posner( )

26 editions published between 2010 and 2022 in 4 languages and held by 2,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Following up on his timely and well-received book, A Failure of Capitalism, Richard Posner steps back to take a longer view of the continuing crisis of democratic capitalism as the American and world economies crawl gradually back from the depths to which they had fallen in the autumn of 2008 and the winter of 2009. By means of a lucid narrative of the crisis and a series of analytical chapters pinpointing critical issues of economic collapse and gradual recovery, Posner helps non-technical readers understand business-cycle and financial economics, and financial and governmental institutions, practices, and transactions, while maintaining a neutrality impossible for persons professionally committed to one theory or another. He calls for fresh thinking about the business cycle that would build on the original ideas of Keynes. Central to these ideas is that of uncertainty as opposed to risk. Risk can be quantified and measured. Uncertainty cannot, and in this lies the inherent instability of a capitalist economy. As we emerge from the financial earthquake, a deficit aftershock rumbles. It is in reference to that potential aftershock, as well as to the government's stumbling efforts at financial regulatory reform, that Posner raises the question of the adequacy of our democratic institutions to the economic challenges heightened by the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression. The crisis and the government's energetic response to it have enormously increased the national debt at the same time that structural defects in the American political system may make it impossible to pay down the debt by any means other than inflation or devaluation."--Jacket
A failure of capitalism : the crisis of '08 and the descent into depression by Richard A Posner( Book )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: The financial and economic crisis that began in 2008 is the most alarming of our lifetime because of the warp-speed at which it began. A. Posner presents a concise and non-technical examination of this mother of all financial disasters and of the, as yet, stumbling efforts to cope with it
Reflections on judging by Richard A Posner( )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 1,742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Reflections on Judging, Richard Posner distills the experience of his thirty-one years as a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Surveying how the judiciary has changed since his 1981 appointment, he engages the issues at stake today, suggesting how lawyers should argue cases and judges decide them, how trials can be improved, and, most urgently, how to cope with the dizzying pace of technological advance that makes litigation ever more challenging to judges and lawyers
The behavior of federal judges : a theoretical and empirical study of rational choice by Lee Epstein( )

13 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Judges play a central role in the American legal system, but their behavior as decision-makers is not well-understood, even among themselves. The system permits judges to be quite secretive (and most of them are), so indirect methods are required to make sense of their behavior. Here, a political scientist, an economist, and a judge work together to construct a unified theory of judicial decision-making. Using statistical methods to test hypotheses, they dispel the mystery of how judicial decisions in district courts, circuit courts, and the Supreme Court are made"--Provided by publisher
Public intellectuals : a study of decline ; with a new preface and epilogue by Richard A Posner( )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 1,571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antitrust law : an economic perspective by Richard A Posner( Book )

41 editions published between 1084 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When first published a quarter of a century ago, Richard Posner's exposition and defense of an economic approach to antitrust law challenged prevailing conceptions of antitrust policy. Since then, and in part as a result of the influence of the first edition, the antitrust field has been largely (although not completely) transformed into a body of economically rational principles consistent with the ideas set forth in the book. Today's antitrust professionals disagree on specific practices and rules, but most litigators, prosecutors, judges, and scholars agree that the primary goal of antitrust laws should be to promote economic welfare, and that economic theory should be used to determine how well business practices conform to that goal." "In this extensively revised edition, Posner explains the economic approach to new generations of lawyers and students. He updates and amplifies his approach as it applies to the developments, both legal and economic, in the antitrust field since 1976. The "new economy," for example, has presented a host of difficult antitrust questions, and a new chapter explains how the economic approach can be applied to it."--Jacket
Remaking domestic intelligence by Richard A Posner( )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"He shows why the FBI, because its primary activity is law enforcement, is not the solution to the problem of domestic intelligence and how a new agency, lodged in the Department of Homeland Security, would, lacking a law enforcement function, avoid the deep tension between criminal investigation and national security intelligence that plagues the FBI-and might even allay concerns that domestic intelligence endangers civil liberties. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
The economics of justice by Richard A Posner( Book )

41 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author applies economic theory to four areas which are connected with social and legal institutions: the theory of justice, primitive and ancient social and legal institutions, the law and economics of privacy and reputation and the law and economics of racial discrimination. Also displays the power of economics to organize and illuminate diverse fields in the study of non-market behavior and institutions
Henry Friendly, greatest judge of his era by David M Dorsen( )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Henry Friendly is frequently grouped with Oliver Wendell Holmes, Louis Brandeis, Benjamin Cardozo, and Learned Hand as the best American jurists of the twentieth century. In this first, comprehensive biography of Friendly, David M. Dorsen opens a unique window onto how a judge of this caliber thinks and decides cases, and how Friendly lived his life. During his time on the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (1959-1986), Judge Friendly was revered as a conservative who exemplified the tradition of judicial restraint. But he demonstrated remarkable creativity in circumventing precedent and formulating new rules in multiple areas of the law. Henry Friendly, Greatest Judge of His Era describes the inner workings of Friendly's chambers and his craftsmanship in writing opinions. His articles on habeas corpus, the Fourth Amendment, self-incrimination, and the reach of the state are still cited by the Supreme Court. Dorsen draws on extensive research, employing private memoranda between the judges and interviews with all fifty-one of Friendly's law clerks--a veritable Who's Who that includes Chief Justice John R. Roberts, Jr., six other federal judges, and seventeen professors at Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and elsewhere"--Provided by publisher
The little book of plagiarism by Richard A Posner( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines plagiarism and the theft of intellectual property in the fields of literature, music, film, art, and academia, and discusses its implications for the victim, the plagiarist, and society as a whole
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An affair of state : the investigation, impeachment, and trial of President Clinton
Law and literature : a misunderstood relationAn affair of state : the investigation, impeachment, and trial of President ClintonCatastrophe : risk and responseNot a suicide pact : the constitution in a time of national emergencySex and reasonBreaking the deadlock : the 2000 election, the constitution, and the courtsUncommon sense : economic insights, from marriage to terrorismThe economic structure of intellectual property law
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Bosina 1939-

Posner, Richard 1939-

Posner Richard A.

Posner, Richard A. 1939-

Posner, Richard Allen

Posner, Richard Allen 1939-

Posneris Richardas Allenas

Richard Posner Amerikaans rechter

Richard Posner giurista e accademico statunitense

Richard Posner juriste américain

Richard Posner United States federal judge

Richard Posner United States of America karimba ŋun nyɛ doo

Richard Posner US-amerikanischer Rechtswissenschaftler und Ökonom, Richter am Court of Appeals

Познер Р.А.

Познер Ричард

Познер Ричард А.

Познер, Ричард А 1939-

Познер, Ричард Аллен

Ричард Поснър

Річард Познер

ריצ'רד פוזנר

ריצ'רד פוזנר משפטן יהודי אמריקאי

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보쓰나, 리차더 1939-

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포스너, 리처드 A. 1939-

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포즈너, 리차드 1939-

ポズナー, R. A.

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