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Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice

Autonomy in the Law

Editors: Sellers, Mortimer (Ed.)

  • Compares European and American viewpoints on autonomy in the law as they are applied to families, capital punishment, and criminal trials
  • Discusses practical applications in litigation and legislation
  • Clarifies the concept of autonomy in the law
  • Sheds new light on the fundamental purpose of law
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Autonomy in the Law considers one of the most important benefits of the rule of law. Juxtaposing European and American conceptions of autonomy in the law of families, capital punishment and, criminal trials reveals the common values that justify all legal systems. Law protects the autonomy of individuals and associations by defending the boundaries of their own self-rule. This book illuminates the fundamental purpose of law by examining how European and American lawyers, judges and citizens do and should apply legal autonomy to the practical circumstances of litigation, legislation and the law.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • An Introduction to the Value of Autonomy in Law

    Sellers, Mortimer

    Pages 1-9

  • Autonomy to Choose What Constitutes Family: Oxymoron or Basic Right?

    Carbone, June

    Pages 11-53

  • Approaches to Autonomy in Capital Punishment and Assisted Suicide

    Scott, Kandis

    Pages 55-71

  • Courts in Search of Legitimacy: the Case of Wrongful Life

    Loth, Marc A.

    Pages 73-96

  • The Autonomy of Defense and Defense Counsel

    Traest, Philip (et al.)

    Pages 97-139

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eBook $84.99
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Hardcover $169.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-8284-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9174-9
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Softcover $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-6489-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Autonomy in the Law
Editors
  • Mortimer Sellers
Series Title
Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6490-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6490-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8284-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9174-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6489-0
Series ISSN
1534-6781
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 179
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