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Making Law : The State, the Law, and Structural Contradictions - Marjorie S. Zatz

Making Law

The State, the Law, and Structural Contradictions

By: Marjorie S. Zatz (Editor), William J. Chambliss (Editor)

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Published: 22nd November 1993
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..". a distinct, broad, but compelling framework for examining a variety of laws and social policies." -- Legal Studies Forum

..". a very rich volume that has something to offer to many different tastes... an excellent companion to the main textbook in a large undergraduate law-and-society course." -- Contemporary Sociology

No issue has captured the imagination of social scientists and legal scholars more consistently than the creation of laws. The political implications of the study of law and society often create ideological diatribes with little attention to empirical detail. In this book, legal scholars, sociologists, political scientists, and anthropologists join in an attempt to develop and refine a structural theory of law.

Preface
Acknowledgments
On Lawmakingp. 3
The Creation of Criminal Law and Crime Control in Britain and Americap. 36
The Political Economy of Opium and Heroinp. 65
The Contradictions of Corrections: An Inquiry into Nested Dilemmasp. 87
Anti-Democratic Legislation in the Service of Democracy: Anti-Racism in Israelp. 109
Structural Contradictions and Ideological Consistency: Changes in the Form and Content of Cuban Criminal Lawp. 127
Worker Safety, Law, and Social Change: The Italian Casep. 168
Understanding the Emergence of Law and Public Policy: Toward a Relational Model of the Statep. 204
The Contradictions of Immigration Lawmaking: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986p. 229
Toward a Class-Dialectical Model of Power: An Empirical Assessment of Three Competing Models of Political Powerp. 261
State-Organized Crimep. 290
State-Organized Homicide: A Study of Seven CIA Plans to Assassinate Fidel Castrop. 315
Social Structure, Crime, and Politics: A Conflict Model of the Criminal Law Formation Processp. 347
"Other People's Money" Revisited: Collective Embezzlement in the Savings and Loan and Insurance Industriesp. 379
Structural Contradictions and the Production of New Legal Institutions: The Transformation of Industrial Accident Law Revisitedp. 404
Future Directionsp. 423
Contributorsp. 431
Indexp. 434
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ISBN: 9780253208347
ISBN-10: 0253208343
Series: A Midland Book
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 22nd November 1993
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.65