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The Place of Law : The Role and Limits of Law in Society.

By: Barnett, Larry.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Piscataway : Routledge, 2017Copyright date: ©2011Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 online resource (501 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781412846431.Subject(s): Law -- Social aspects -- United States | Law and the social sciences | Sociological jurisprudenceGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Place of Law : The Role and Limits of Law in SocietyDDC classification: 340/.115 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Contents -- Preface -- Chapter 1. Introduction -- I. The Study of Law -- A. Scope of Law -- B. Change in Societal Perceptions -- C. Change in Individual Perceptions -- II. Societal Beliefs about the Nature of Law -- A. The Political Process -- B. Regulatory Law and Societal Stability -- 1. Divorce -- 2. Abortion -- III. Lineage and Organization of the Book -- A. Lineage of the Book -- B. Organization of the Book -- Chapter 2. Social Productivity -- I. Introduction -- II. Definitions and Context -- III. Social Productivity and Societal Institutions -- IV. Standards for Behavior and Societal Institutions -- V. The Outputs of Social Productivity -- A. Reputation -- B. Symbols -- C. Trust and Perceptions of Fairness -- VI. Investment Companies, Investment Adviser, and the Regulation of Conflicts of Interest -- A. Securities -- B. Directors of Investment Companies -- C. Fiduciary Duty of Investment Advisers -- D. Compensation of Investment Advisers -- VII. Conclusion -- Chapter 3. Social Productivity and the Regulation of Mutual Fund Boards of Directors -- I. Introduction -- II. The Investment Company Act and Investment Company Directors -- A. Section 2(a)(19) of the Investment Company Act -- B. Securities and Exchange Commission Rules -- III. Fiduciary Duties of Investment Company Directors -- A. Duty of Care and Duty of Loyalty -- B. Good Faith -- C. Summary -- D. In re Nuveen Fund Litigation -- E. Director Status under Section 2(a)(19) and Director Liability for Board Decisions -- IV. The Macrosociological Nature of Investment Company Regulation -- V. Penalties for Shareholder Exploitation -- A. A Proposal -- B. Discussion -- Chapter 4. Social Values -- I. Introduction -- II. The Financial Market Upheaval of 2008 -- III. Sociological Concepts and Financial Market Exigencies -- IV. Change in Social Values in the United States.
A. Measures of Social Values -- B. Social Values and Intellectual Skills -- V. Investment Company Act -- A. Sections 3(c)(1) and 3(c)(7) -- B. Section 7(d) -- C. Section 12(d)(1) -- VI. Conclusion -- Chapter 5. The Public-Private Dichotomy in Morality and Law -- I. The Rule and Role of Law in Society -- A. The Rule of Law -- B. Law as a Regulator -- C. Law in a Macrosociological Framework -- D. The Role of Law -- II. Investment Advisers -- A. Investment Advisers in the Economy -- B. Investment Advisers Act -- 1. Statutory Defi nition -- 2. Release IA-1092 -- III. An Empirical Study of Determinants of Law -- A. Variables -- B. Data Analysis -- IV. Change in the Status of Women and the Content of Law -- V. Conclusion -- Chapter 6. Jurisdiction Properties and Law on Social Issues in the United States -- I. Introduction -- A. Sex Roles -- B. The Investment Company Act and the Concept of "Person" -- C. Age of Majority -- II. Knowledge as a Societal Property -- III. Law and Abortion -- A. Change in Law on Abortion, 1967-1973 -- B. Factors Affecting Decisions by Women to Abort Pregnancies -- C. Time-Series Indicators of a Societal Need for Abortion -- D. System-Level Properties and the Liberalization of State Abortion Law -- E. The Conway-Butler Study -- IV. Th e Concept of Societal Need -- A. Functionalism -- B. Societal Need and Abortion -- Chapter 7. Jurisdiction Properties and Law on Same-Sex Relationships in Europe -- I. The Societal Context -- A. Supply of Knowledge -- B. Social Classifi cations and the Concept of Discrimination -- C. Population Density -- D. The Institution of Marriage -- II. Law in Europe on Same-Sex Non-Marital Partnerships and Same-Sex Marriage -- III. Antecedents of Law on Same-Sex Non-Marital Partnerships and Same-Sex Marriage -- A. Independent Variables -- B. Measurement of Variables and Sources of Data.
C. Statistical Technique -- D. Data Analysis -- IV. Discussion -- Chapter 8. Jurisdiction Properties and State Regulation of Lawyers -- I. Symbols in Law and Society -- II. Appearances and Symbolism in Law -- III. The Statutory Defi nition of the Occupation of Investment Adviser -- IV. The Appearance-of-Impropriety Standardfor Attorney Conduct -- A. Model Ethical Standards Promulgated by the American Bar Association -- B. Research Design -- C. Data Analysis -- D. Discussion of Findings -- V. Conclusion -- Chapter 9. Research on the Societal Determinants of Law -- I. Introduction -- II. Macrosociology and Law -- III. Jurisdiction Characteristics as Causes of Law: Research Issues -- A. Independent Variables -- B. Types of Data and Measurement of Variables -- C. Data Analysis -- D. Generalizability of Study Findings.
Summary: "In the finest sociological tradition, The Place of Law deftly challenges the popular assumption that the concepts and doctrines of law in regulating certain human activities are determined by atomistic individuals. Marshalling a wide array of empirical evidence, Larry D. Barnett brilliantly makes the case for context preceding content. Barnett, who is a lawyer and a sociologist, offers a framework for the study of law that convincingly demonstrates that only when we consider law's social context can we then explain and predict its content. The Place of Law should be required reading in all law schools." -A. Javier Treviño, Wheaton College.
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Cover -- Contents -- Preface -- Chapter 1. Introduction -- I. The Study of Law -- A. Scope of Law -- B. Change in Societal Perceptions -- C. Change in Individual Perceptions -- II. Societal Beliefs about the Nature of Law -- A. The Political Process -- B. Regulatory Law and Societal Stability -- 1. Divorce -- 2. Abortion -- III. Lineage and Organization of the Book -- A. Lineage of the Book -- B. Organization of the Book -- Chapter 2. Social Productivity -- I. Introduction -- II. Definitions and Context -- III. Social Productivity and Societal Institutions -- IV. Standards for Behavior and Societal Institutions -- V. The Outputs of Social Productivity -- A. Reputation -- B. Symbols -- C. Trust and Perceptions of Fairness -- VI. Investment Companies, Investment Adviser, and the Regulation of Conflicts of Interest -- A. Securities -- B. Directors of Investment Companies -- C. Fiduciary Duty of Investment Advisers -- D. Compensation of Investment Advisers -- VII. Conclusion -- Chapter 3. Social Productivity and the Regulation of Mutual Fund Boards of Directors -- I. Introduction -- II. The Investment Company Act and Investment Company Directors -- A. Section 2(a)(19) of the Investment Company Act -- B. Securities and Exchange Commission Rules -- III. Fiduciary Duties of Investment Company Directors -- A. Duty of Care and Duty of Loyalty -- B. Good Faith -- C. Summary -- D. In re Nuveen Fund Litigation -- E. Director Status under Section 2(a)(19) and Director Liability for Board Decisions -- IV. The Macrosociological Nature of Investment Company Regulation -- V. Penalties for Shareholder Exploitation -- A. A Proposal -- B. Discussion -- Chapter 4. Social Values -- I. Introduction -- II. The Financial Market Upheaval of 2008 -- III. Sociological Concepts and Financial Market Exigencies -- IV. Change in Social Values in the United States.

A. Measures of Social Values -- B. Social Values and Intellectual Skills -- V. Investment Company Act -- A. Sections 3(c)(1) and 3(c)(7) -- B. Section 7(d) -- C. Section 12(d)(1) -- VI. Conclusion -- Chapter 5. The Public-Private Dichotomy in Morality and Law -- I. The Rule and Role of Law in Society -- A. The Rule of Law -- B. Law as a Regulator -- C. Law in a Macrosociological Framework -- D. The Role of Law -- II. Investment Advisers -- A. Investment Advisers in the Economy -- B. Investment Advisers Act -- 1. Statutory Defi nition -- 2. Release IA-1092 -- III. An Empirical Study of Determinants of Law -- A. Variables -- B. Data Analysis -- IV. Change in the Status of Women and the Content of Law -- V. Conclusion -- Chapter 6. Jurisdiction Properties and Law on Social Issues in the United States -- I. Introduction -- A. Sex Roles -- B. The Investment Company Act and the Concept of "Person" -- C. Age of Majority -- II. Knowledge as a Societal Property -- III. Law and Abortion -- A. Change in Law on Abortion, 1967-1973 -- B. Factors Affecting Decisions by Women to Abort Pregnancies -- C. Time-Series Indicators of a Societal Need for Abortion -- D. System-Level Properties and the Liberalization of State Abortion Law -- E. The Conway-Butler Study -- IV. Th e Concept of Societal Need -- A. Functionalism -- B. Societal Need and Abortion -- Chapter 7. Jurisdiction Properties and Law on Same-Sex Relationships in Europe -- I. The Societal Context -- A. Supply of Knowledge -- B. Social Classifi cations and the Concept of Discrimination -- C. Population Density -- D. The Institution of Marriage -- II. Law in Europe on Same-Sex Non-Marital Partnerships and Same-Sex Marriage -- III. Antecedents of Law on Same-Sex Non-Marital Partnerships and Same-Sex Marriage -- A. Independent Variables -- B. Measurement of Variables and Sources of Data.

C. Statistical Technique -- D. Data Analysis -- IV. Discussion -- Chapter 8. Jurisdiction Properties and State Regulation of Lawyers -- I. Symbols in Law and Society -- II. Appearances and Symbolism in Law -- III. The Statutory Defi nition of the Occupation of Investment Adviser -- IV. The Appearance-of-Impropriety Standardfor Attorney Conduct -- A. Model Ethical Standards Promulgated by the American Bar Association -- B. Research Design -- C. Data Analysis -- D. Discussion of Findings -- V. Conclusion -- Chapter 9. Research on the Societal Determinants of Law -- I. Introduction -- II. Macrosociology and Law -- III. Jurisdiction Characteristics as Causes of Law: Research Issues -- A. Independent Variables -- B. Types of Data and Measurement of Variables -- C. Data Analysis -- D. Generalizability of Study Findings.

"In the finest sociological tradition, The Place of Law deftly challenges the popular assumption that the concepts and doctrines of law in regulating certain human activities are determined by atomistic individuals. Marshalling a wide array of empirical evidence, Larry D. Barnett brilliantly makes the case for context preceding content. Barnett, who is a lawyer and a sociologist, offers a framework for the study of law that convincingly demonstrates that only when we consider law's social context can we then explain and predict its content. The Place of Law should be required reading in all law schools." -A. Javier Treviño, Wheaton College.

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