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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

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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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Ruhl, J. B., The Fitness of Law: Using Complexity Theory to Describe the Evolution of Law and Society and its Practical Meaning for Democracy (March 4, 2009). Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 49, 1996; FSU College of Law, Public Law Research. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1353428

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