The Transformation of Legal Aid: Comparative and Historical Studies by Francis ReganThe Transformation of Legal Aid: Comparative and Historical Studies by Francis Regan

The Transformation of Legal Aid: Comparative and Historical Studies

EditorFrancis Regan, Alan Paterson, Tamara Goriely

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Publicly funded legal aid has undergone rapid change in this century. Developing from charity to large scale, publicly funded schemes, legal aid flourished in many western countries in the 1960s and 1970s. But, during the 1980s governments began to lose faith in publicly funded legal aid. Inthe 1990s major funding and eligibility cuts have occurred in Sweden, England and Wales, the USA, Canada, Australia and the Netherlands. To answer the need for a better understanding of the extraordinary rise and fall of legal aid, this book brings together contributions from the leading international scholars in the field. Researchers from north America, Europe and Australia examine the origins of modern legal aid, analyse itsrecent rapid decline and consider its likely future. This collection of original studies does not, however, merely describe legal aids changing fortunes. The contributors also apply legal and social science perspectives to analyse and theorise about legal aid. In particular, rather than describe developments in individual societies, the contributorscompare legal aid across societies to develop important insights including legal aids relationship with the legal profession, welfare states and legal families. This book will be embraced by all those interested in legal aid.

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Francis Regan is a Senior Lecturer in Legal Studies at Flinders University, Adelaide. Alan Paterson is a Professor of Law at the University of Strathclyde. Tamara Goriely is a Research Fellow, at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London.

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Title:The Transformation of Legal Aid: Comparative and Historical StudiesFormat:HardcoverPublished:May 1, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part One: Historical Studies1. Earl Johnson, Jr, Justice, California Court of Appeal: Justice and reform a quarter century later2. John Kilwein, Associate Professor of Political Science, West Virginia University, USA: The decline of the Legal Services Corporation: its ideological, stupid!3. Frederick H Zemans and Aneurin Thomas, Oswoode Hall Law School, University of York, Ontario, Canada: Can community clinics survive? A comparative study of law centres in Australia, Ontario and England4. Tamara Goriely, Research Fellow, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies: Making the welfare state work: changing conceptions of legal remedies within the British welfare statePart Two: Comparative Studies5. Erhard Blankenburg, Professor, Faculteir der Rechtsgeleerdheird, Vrije University, The Netherlands: The lawyers' lobby and the welfare state: the political economy of legal aid6. Cyrus Tata, Lecturer in Socio Legal Studies, the Centre for Sentencing Research, Law School, University of Strathclyde: Comparing Legal Aid Spending: The Promise and Perils of a Jurisdiction-Centred Approach to (International) Legal Aid Research7. Mel Cousins: Legal aid reform in France and the Republic of Ireland in the 1990s8. Francis Regan, Senior Lecturer in Legal Studies, Flinders University, Australia: Why do legal aid services vary between societies? Re-examining the impact of welfare states and legal familiesPart Three: Emerging Themes9. Jon T Johnsen, Professor of Law, University of Oslo, Norway: Studies of legal needs and legal aid in a market context10. Alan Paterson, Professor of Law, University of Strathclyde and Avrom Sherr, Professor of Legal Education, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies: Quality legal services: the dog that did not bark11. Don Fleming, Senior Lecturer in Law. University of Canberra, Australia: Responding to new demands: legal aid and multi-party actions

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`Helpful approaches to explaining the differences in provisions cross-nationally of legal aid.'The Law and Politics Book Review