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By Robert A. Kagan

ISBN-10: 0674006216

ISBN-13: 9780674006218

ISBN-10: 0674012410

ISBN-13: 9780674012417

American equipment of coverage implementation and dispute answer are extra hostile and legalistic compared to the platforms of different economically complex international locations. american citizens extra usually depend on criminal threats and complaints. American legislation are ordinarily extra complex and prescriptive, adjudication extra expensive, and consequences extra serious. In a considerate and cogently argued booklet, Robert Kagan examines the origins and outcomes of the program of "adversarial legalism."

Kagan describes the roots of antagonistic legalism and the deep connections it has with American political associations and values. He investigates its social charges in addition to the level to which attorneys perpetuate it. Ranging broadly throughout many criminal fields, together with felony legislations, environmental laws, tort legislation, and social coverage courses, he presents comparisons with the criminal and regulatory platforms of western Europe, Canada, and Japan that time to attainable possible choices to the yankee methods.

Kagan notes that whereas antagonistic legalism has many virtues, its expenditures and unpredictability frequently alienate voters from the legislation and frustrate the hunt for justice. This insightful examine deepens our figuring out of legislation and its courting to politics in the US and increases important questions on the way forward for the yankee criminal system.

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