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Posner, Richard A.

Works: 552 works in 1,845 publications in 7 languages and 65,225 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Miscellanea  Trivia and miscellanea  Casebooks (Law)  Quotations  Blogs  History  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Compiler, Honoree, Contributor, Interviewee, Commentator
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Most widely held works by Richard A Posner
Economic analysis of law by Richard A Posner( Book )

160 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 3,565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comprehensive text covers every aspect of economic analysis of the law, from common law to the Constitution
Law and literature : a misunderstood relation by Richard A Posner( Book )

49 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 3,352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

24 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 3,233 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( )

26 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,572 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( )

18 editions published in 2006 in English and German and held by 2,517 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 A Posner( )

32 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and German and held by 2,345 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
Uncommon sense : economic insights, from marriage to terrorism by Gary S Becker( )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 2,247 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
Breaking the deadlock : the 2000 election, the constitution, and the courts by Richard A Posner( Book )

18 editions published in 2001 in English and German and held by 2,168 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
The economic structure of intellectual property law by William M Landes( )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 2,080 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( )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and German and held by 1,933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The crisis of capitalist democracy by Richard A Posner( Book )

21 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,689 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 )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,651 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 is occurring. How could it have happened, especially after all that we've learned from the Great Depression? Why wasn't it anticipated so that remedial steps could be taken to avoid or mitigate it? What can be done to reverse a slide into a full-blown depression? Why have the responses to date of the government and the economics profession been so lackluster? Richard 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. No previous acquaintance on the part of the reader with macroeconomics or the theory of finance is presupposed. This is a book for intelligent generalists that will interest specialists as well. Among the facts and causes Posner identifies are: excess savings flowing in from Asia and the reckless lowering of interest rates by the Federal Reserve Board; the relation between executive compensation, short-term profit goals, and risky lending; the housing bubble fueled by low interest rates, aggressive mortgage marketing, and loose regulations; the low savings rate of American people; and the highly leveraged balance sheets of large financial institutions. Posner analyzes the two basic remedial approaches to the crisis, which correspond to the two theories of the cause of the Great Depression: the monetarist-that the Federal Reserve Board allowed the money supply to shrink, thus failing to prevent a disastrous deflation-and the Keynesian-that the depression was the product of a credit binge in the 1920's, a stock-market crash, and the ensuing downward spiral in economic activity. Posner concludes that the pendulum swung too far and that our financial markets need to be more heavily regulated
Antitrust law : an economic perspective by Richard A Posner( Book )

35 editions published between 1084 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,578 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
Reflections on judging by Richard A Posner( )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 1,526 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 economics of justice by Richard A Posner( Book )

38 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The behavior of federal judges : a theoretical and empirical study of rational choice by Lee Epstein( )

12 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,373 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( )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 1,366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The little book of plagiarism by Richard A Posner( Book )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and German and held by 1,275 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
Remaking domestic intelligence by Richard A Posner( )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Domestic intelligence in the United States today is undermanned, uncoordinated, technologically challenged, and dominated by an agency-the FBI-that is structurally unsuited to play the central role in national security intelligence. Despite the importance of domestic intelligence to national security, it is the weakest link in the U.S. intelligence system. In Remaking Domestic Intelligence, Richard A. Posner explains the dangerous weaknesses undermining our domestic intelligence and offers a solution: the creation of a domestic intelligence agency that would be separate from the FBI and have no law enforcement authority or responsibility."
Aging and old age by Richard A Posner( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and Chinese and held by 1,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aging and Old Age offers fresh insight into a wide range of social and political issues relating to the elderly, such as health care, crime, social security, and discrimination. From their dread of death to the extraordinary law-abidingness of the old, from their loquacity to their penny-pinching, Posner paints a rich, revealing, and unsentimental portrait of the millions of elderly people in the United States. Why are old people, presumably with less to lose, more unwilling to take risks than young people? Why don't the elderly in this country command the respect and affection they once did and still do elsewhere? How does aging affect driving ability and criminal behavior? And how does it relate to creativity across different careers?
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Catastrophe : risk and response
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 reasonUncommon sense : economic insights, from marriage to terrorismBreaking the deadlock : the 2000 election, the constitution, and the courtsThe economic structure of intellectual property law
Alternative Names
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 juriste américain

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

ريتشارد بوسنر

ریچارد پوزنر

보쓰나, 리차더 1939-

포스너, 리처드 1939-

포스너, 리처드 A. 1939-

포스너, 리처드 앨런 1939-

포즈너, 리차드 1939-

ポズナー, リチャード・A

ポズナー, リチャード・アレン


波斯纳 1939-

波斯纳, 理查徳 A



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