This new volume originated in a collective project aimed at developing an alternative theoretical approach to the market monopoly theory that currently dominates studies of the legal professions. In contrast to theories linking the rise of professionalism to the development of economic liberalism, this book advances a political theory of lawyers' collective action. The contributors focus on areas where the engagement of lawyers has shaped the core of liberal politics; these papers can only enrich our understanding of the political importance of lawyers.
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Professor Terence C Halliday is Senior Research Fellow at the American Bar Foundation and President of the National Institute for Social Science Information. Professor Lucien Karpik is Professor of Sociology at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines.Review:
"Halliday and Karpik develop an insightful theory of lawyers' influence on the emergence and development of Western-style liberalism....This is an excellent addition to the literature on legal professionals....This exceptionally organized book is highly recommended for faculty and graduate students."--Choice
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Book Description Clarendon Press, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110198262884