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Posner, Eric A. 1965-

Works: 242 works in 512 publications in 4 languages and 15,260 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Other
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Most widely held works about Eric A Posner
Most widely held works by Eric A Posner
The limits of international law by Jack L Goldsmith( Book )

33 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, Jack L. Goldsmith and Eric A. Posner argue that international law does matter but that it is less powerful and less significant than public officials, legal experts, and the media believe. International law, they contend, is simply a product of states pursuing their interests on the international stage. It does not pull states toward compliance contrary to their interests, and the possibilities for what it can achieve are limited. It follows that many global problems are simply unsolvable."--Jacket
Law and social norms by Eric A Posner( Book )

27 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is the role of law in a society in which order is maintained mostly through social norms, trust, and nonlegal sanctions? Eric Posner argues that social norms are sometimes desirable yet sometimes odious, and that the law is critical to enhancing good social norms and undermining bad ones. But he also argues that the proper regulation of such norms is a delicate and complex task, and that current understanding of them is inadequate for guiding judges and lawmakers. What is needed, and what this book offers, is a model of the relationship between law and social norms. The model shows that people's concern with establishing cooperative relationships leads them to engage in certain kinds of imitative behavior. The resulting behavioral patterns are called social norms."--Jacket
Terror in the balance : security, liberty, and the courts by Eric A Posner( Book )

21 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the wake of 9/11, the United States government has relied on a number of aggressive security measures to protect the nation. From domestic wiretapping without warrants to the surveillance of Muslim and Arab Americans and the coercive interrogation of suspected terrorists, the Bush administration's policies have attracted much controversy and been decried as outrageous violations of domestic and international law. In Terror in the Balance, Eric A. Posner and Adrian Vermeule argue that the legal and institutional basis of this critique is wrong. When governments strive to increase national security they should be given wide latitude to adjust policy and liberties in the time of emergency and war. Deference to the executive during emergencies, Posner and Vermeule contend, is necessary and powers must be made available to the executive when the increase in security justifies the corresponding losses from the decrease in liberty. Further, when the executive is compelled to implement controversial methods of protecting its citizens such as discrimination against aliens or censorship of hate speech, the judiciary should not interfere on constitutional grounds except in unusual circumstances. Courts and legislators are institutionally incapable of second guessing security policy, and trying to enforce ordinary law during times of emergency shackles government when it most needs flexibility. American constitutional law and international law do not provide reasons for courts or legislators to depart from their historical posture of deference to the executive during national emergencies. - Publisher
The executive unbound : after the Madisonian republic by Eric A Posner( Book )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors chart the rise of executive authority, noting that among strong presidents only Nixon has come in for severe criticism, leading to legislation which was designed to limit the presidency, yet which failed to do so. Political, cultural and social restraints, they argue, have been more effective in preventing dictatorship than any law. The executive-centered state tends to generate political checks that substitute for the legal checks of the Madisonian constitution."--Pub. desc
New foundations of cost-benefit analysis by Matthew D Adler( Book )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, the authors reconceptualize cost-benefit analysis, arguing that its objective should be overall well-being rather than economic efficiency. They show why the link between preferences and well-being is more complicated than economists have thought. This book not only places cost-benefit analysis on a firmer theoretical foundation, but also has many practical implications for how government agencies should undertake cost-benefit studies."--Résumé de l'éditeur
Climate change justice by Eric A Posner( Book )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and German and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Climate change and justice are so closely associated that many people take it for granted that a global climate treaty should - indeed, must - directly address both issues together. But, in fact, this would be a serious mistake, one that, by dooming effective international limits on greenhouse gases, would actually make the world's poor and developing nations far worse off. This is the provocative and original argument of Climate Change Justice. Eric Posner and David Weisbach strongly favor both a climate change agreement and efforts to improve economic justice. But they make a powerful case that the best - and possibly only - way to get an effective climate treaty is to exclude measures designed to redistribute wealth or address historical wrongs against underdeveloped countries. In clear language, Climate Change Justice proposes four basic principles for designing the only kind of climate treaty that will work - a forward-looking agreement that requires every country to make greenhouse - gas reductions but still makes every country better off in its own view. This kind of treaty has the best chance of actually controlling climate change and improving the welfare of people around the world
The twilight of human rights law by Eric A Posner( Book )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Countries solemnly intone their commitment to human rights, and they ratify endless international treaties and conventions designed to signal that commitment. At the same time, there has been no marked decrease in human rights violations, even as the language of human rights has become the dominant mode of international moral criticism. Well-known violators like Libya, Saudi Arabia, and Sudan have sat on the U.N. Council on Human Rights. But it's not just the usual suspects that flagrantly disregard the treaties. Brazil pursues extrajudicial killings. South Africa employs violence against prot
The perils of global legalism by Eric A Posner( Book )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on such examples as NATO's invasion of Serbia, attempts to ban the use of land mines, and the free-trade provisions of the WTO, this title demonstrates that the weaknesses of international law confound legalist ambitions
Cost-benefit analysis : legal, economic, and philosophical perspectives by Matthew D Adler( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cost-benefit analysis is a widely used governmental evaluation tool, though academics remain skeptical. This volume gathers prominent contributors for discussion of cost-benefit analysis, specifically its moral foundations, applications and limitations
Economic foundations of international law by Eric A Posner( Book )

19 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"International law is a vast subject, and its importance is imcreasing. It is sufficient to point to the major role of international law in the conflicts and wars that emerged from the 9/11 terrorist attack and in international efforts to address climate change. These are two of the most important issues of our time. 'Globalization' has become a cliché, but it is undeniable that interactions among states have increased enormously over the last twenty years, and this has produced urgent questions for international law. This book provides an intellectual framework for thinking about these questions in a rigorous way"--Provided by publisher
Law and happiness by Eric A Posner( Book )

13 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the rapidly developing area of research called hedonics or "happiness studies." Researchers from fields such as philosophy, law, economics, and psychology explore the bases of happiness and what factors can increase or decrease it. The results have implications for both law and public policy
Law and economics( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and German and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book is divided into two parts. The first contains more traditional law and economics articles, covering a range of conventional legal topics. This part, it is hoped, will give the novice a flavour of the state of the field and the traditional methods of analysis. The second part attempts to introduce new methodological techniques and subject-matter concerns to law and economics
Social norms, nonlegal sanctions, and the law( Book )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and German and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contract law and theory by Eric A Posner( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economics of public international law by Eric A Posner( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and German and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A theory of customary international law Jack L. Goldsmith and Eric A. Posner -- A compliance-based theory of international law Andrew T. Guzman -- Do human rights treaties make a difference? Oona A. Hathaway -- Treaty reservations and the economics of Article 21(1) of the Vienna Convention Francesco Parisi and Catherine Ševčenko -- Competing for capital : the diffusion of bilateral investment treaties, 1960-2000 Zachary Elkins, Andrew T. Guzman and Beth A. Simmons -- The concept of legalization Kenneth W. Abbott [und weitere]. -- The cost of credibility : explaining resistance to interstate dispute resolution mechanisms Andrew T. Guzman -- Judicial independence in international tribunals Eric A. Posner and John C. Yoo -- Self-enforcing voting in international organizations Giovanni Maggi and Massimo Morelli -- Public versus private enforcement of international economic law : standing and remedy Alan O. Sykes -- An economic analysis of state and individual responsibility under international law Eric A. Posner and Alan O. Sykes -- Sanctions Jonathan Eaton and Maxim Engers -- Economics of alliances : the lessons for collective action Todd Sandler and Keith Hartley -- Optimal war and Jus ad Bellum Eric A. Posner and Alan O. Sykes
Law and the emotions by Eric A Posner( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die entfesselte Exekutive. Die Krise des liberalen Legalismus. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt von Karl Heinz Siber. Mit einem Geleitwort von Christian Lammert und einer Einführung von Ellen Kennedy by Eric A Posner( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in German and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wer oder was schränkt im Verwaltungsstaat die enorme Macht der Exekutive ein? Im präsidentiellen Regierungssystem der USA ist dies in erster Linie das Verfassungsprinzip der 'checks and balances', welches dafür sorgt, dass die Verfassungsorgane sich gegenseitig kontrollieren und kein Arm der Gewaltenteilung zu viel Macht bündeln kann. Seit der Präsidentschaft von George W. Bush ist in den Vereinigten Staaten die Debatte wieder aufgeflammt, ob dieses System nicht mehr ausreichend greift und die Exekutive dadurch zu mächtig geworden ist. Viele Experten beklagen gar eine zunehmende Aushöhlung der Verfassung an sich. Nicht so die Autoren Eric A. Posner und Adrian Vermeule: Sie plädieren dafür, das politische Leben der Vereinigten Staaten nicht länger durch das Prisma der Madisonschen Gewaltenteilung zu betrachten und argumentieren, eine starke Exekutive in der heutigen Welt sei nicht nur wünschenswert, sondern insbesondere in Krisenzeiten geradezu unabdingbar. Die notwendige Kontrolle der Exekutive, so die Autoren weiter, finde heute auf anderem Wege statt: etwa durch die öffentliche Meinung, Wahlen oder die Medien. Das Buch 'Die entfesselte Exekutive' wird auch für die hiesige Debatte um eine schwelende Krise der Demokratie bzw. um Demokratiedefizite gegenwärtiger politischer Institutionen wichtige Denkanstöße liefern. (Quelle:
Implementing cost-benefit analysis when preferences are distorted by Matthew D Adler( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The housing crisis and bankruptcy reform : the prepackaged Chapter 13 approach by Eric A Posner( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The housing crisis threatens to destroy hundreds of billions of dollars of value by causing homeowners with negative equity to walk away from their houses. A house in foreclosure is worth 30 to 50 percent less than a house that a homeowner either retains or sells on the market, and a foreclosed house damages neighboring property values as well. We advocate a reform of Chapter 13 that would allow homeowners to strip down the value of their mortgages in a prepackaged bankruptcy. Such a plan would give homeowners an incentive to keep or resell their homes, thus reducing the market value loss of homes while protecting the effective value of creditors' interests. Two further key elements of the plan are that it uses prices based on the average house price in a particular ZIP code, which reduces moral hazard; and it is automated, requiring only a rubber stamp by a bankruptcy judge or other official, thus preserving judicial resources. Other plans, including that of the Obama administration, are compared."
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The limits of international law
Alternative Names
Eric Posner American legal scholar

Eric Posner Amerikaans onderwijzer

Posner, E. A. 1965-

Posner, Eric

Posner, Eric 1965-

Posner, Eric Andrew 1965-

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Law and social normsTerror in the balance : security, liberty, and the courtsThe executive unbound : after the Madisonian republicNew foundations of cost-benefit analysisClimate change justiceThe perils of global legalismCost-benefit analysis : legal, economic, and philosophical perspectivesLaw and happiness