By exploring both the potential and constraints of litigation, this
book provides a comprehensive account of an international issue that
will be of interest to students and practitioners of law, politics, and
Wayne V. McIntosh is a political science professor, associate chair, and Director of Undergraduate Studies with the Department of Government and Politics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD. Cynthia L. Cates is a political science professor with the Department of Political Science, Towson University, Towson, MD.
Introduction 1 Theoretical, Historical, and Legal Underpinnings 2 Mass Torts and Class Action: An Overview of the Contemporary Landscape 3 The Politics of Tobacco Litigation 4 The Politics of Gun Litigation 5 The Politics of Food Litigation 6 International Developments in the Politics of Litigation 7 Conclusions Notes General References Case References General Index Index of Cases