Lawyers and the Rule of Law in an Era of Globalization

Lawyers and the Rule of Law in an Era of Globalization

By: Bryant G. Garth (editor), Yves Dezalay (editor)Paperback

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Lawyers and the Rule of Law in an Era of Globalization focuses on the national and transnational processes transforming both the rule of law and the role of lawyers. Drawing on detailed empirical work, the contributors all examine the relationship between law, politics, and the state; focusing on lawyers and the social capital they posses and deploy, in order to understand the efficacy of the rule of law in different polities.

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Yves Dezalay is a director emeritus of research at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in France. Bryant G. Garth is Dean and Professor of Law at Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles and Director Emeritus of the American Bar Foundation.


1. Yves Dezalay and Bryant G. Garth, "Introduction: Lawyers, Law, and Society" Part I. Law Embedded in Social Capital and Converted into Legal and Political Capital 2. Manuel A. Gomez, "Greasing the Squeaky Wheel of Justice: Lawyers, Social Networks and Dispute Processing in Venezuela" 3. Ethan Michelson, "Lawyers, Political Embeddedness, and Institutional Continuity in China's Transition from Socialism" 4. Maria Malatesta, "The Classic Model and Its Transformation" Part II. Imported Know-How and Local Know-Who 5. Virginia Vecchioli, "Human Rights and the Rule of Law in Argentina. Transnational Advocacy Networks and the Transformation of the National Legal Field" 6. Daniel Palacios Munoz, Criminal Procedure Reform in Chile: New Agents and the Restructuring of a Field." 7. Ole Hammerslev, "The US and the EU in East European Legal Reform" Chapter 8. Cesar Rodriguez-Garavito, "Judicial Reform and the Transnational Construction of the Rule of Law in Latin America: The Return of Law and Development" Part III. Testing Rule-of-Law Hypotheses in the Context of the Largest Asian Economies Chapter 9. Kaywah Chan, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, "The Reform of the Profession of Lawyers in Japan: Impact on the Role of Law" Chapter 10. Seong-Hyun Kim, Hanyang University, Korea, "The Democratization and Internationalization of Korean Legal Field" Chapter 11. Randall Peerenboom, Oxford/La Trobe, "Searching for political liberalism in all the wrong places: the legal profession in China as the leading edge of political reform?" Chapter 12. Yves Dezalay and Bryant G. Garth, "Conclusion. How to Convert Social Capital into Legal Capital and Transfer Legitimacy Across the Major Practice Divide"

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  • publication date: 16/04/2012
  • ISBN13: 9780415628761
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 280
  • ID: 9780415628761
  • weight: 476
  • ISBN10: 0415628768

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