The Fitness of Law: Using Complexity Theory to Describe the Evolution of Law and Society and its Practical Meaning for Democracy
J. B. Ruhl
Vanderbilt University - Law School
March 4, 2009
Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 49, 1996
FSU College of Law, Public Law Research
This article is the second in my series of articles exploring the application of complex adaptive systems (CAS) theory to legal systems. Building on the model outlined in the first installment (in the Duke Law Journal), this work develops an evolutionary theory of legal systems as CAS. It suggests that long-term fitness of the legal system will require use of innovative, adaptive legal institutions and instruments.
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Date posted: March 4, 2009 ; Last revised: March 16, 2009
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