Lawyers and the Rise of Western Political Liberalism: Europe and North America from the Eighteenth to Twentieth Centuries by Terence C. Halliday

Lawyers and the Rise of Western Political Liberalism: Europe and North America from the Eighteenth…

EditorTerence C. Halliday, Lucien Karpik

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In contrast to other theories of legal professions, which neglect politics, this volume advances a political theory of lawyers' collective action by demonstrating lawyers' influence on the emergence and development of western political liberalism. Four sociologists and four historians showhow layers, over several centuries, have been variously committed to the building of liberal political society in France, Germany, Great Britain, and the United States. The introductory chapters, written by the editors, present a theoretical argument that integrates the historical and comparative studies of lawyers' engagement in three areas of liberal politics: the constitution of the moderate state, the institutions of civil society, and the constitution ofindividual rights. The editors conclude the book with an essay on lawyers' historical involvements in political globalization. This fresh interpretation not only demonstrates the variety of relationships between lawyers and politics, but it delineates issues, concepts, and a theory that helps understand the current action of lawyers in new democracies.

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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.
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Title:Lawyers and the Rise of Western Political Liberalism: Europe and North America from the Eighteenth…Format:HardcoverDimensions:388 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.98 inPublished:January 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University Press

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1. Terence C. Halliday and Lucien Karpik: Politics Matter: a Comparative Theory of Lawyers in the Making of Political Liberalism2. David A. Bell: Barristers, Politics, and the Failure of Civil Society in Old Regime France3. Lucien Karpik: Builders of Liberal Society: French Lawyers and Politics4. Michael Burrage: Mrs Thatcher Against the Little Republics: Ideology, Precedents, and Reactions5. W. Wesley Pue: Lawyers and Political Liberalism in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-century England6. Dietrich Rueschemeyer: State, Capitalism, and the Organization of Legal Counsel: Examining an Extreme Case - the Prussian Bar, 1700-19147. Kenneth F. Ledford: Lawyers and the Limits of Liberalism: the German Bar in the Weimar Republic8. Terence C. Halliday and Bruce G. Carruthers: Making the Courts Safe for the Powerful: the Commercial Stimulus for Judicial Autonomy in Reforms of the United States Bankruptcy Law9. Michael Grossberg: The Politics of Professionalism: the creation of Legal Aid and the strains of political liberalism in America, 1900-1930Terence C. Halliday and Lucien Karpik: Postscript: Lawyers, Political Liberalism, and Globalization

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This is an excellent addition to the literature on legal professionals...This exceptionally well organized book is highly recommended for faculty and graduate students./ M. G. Pufong, Valdosta State University, Choice, Feb 1999, Vol 36/ no 6