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The Radiating Effects of Torts


Anne Bloom


University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law

August 27, 2013

DePaul Law Review, Vol. 62, p. 229, 2013
Pacific McGeorge School of Law Research Paper

Abstract:     
The radiating effects of torts should be of great interest. As in other areas of the law, tort practices generate normative messages that influence public discourse and behavior. Somewhat curiously, however, scholarly inquiry into these radiating effects has been limited largely to questions about deterrence. The aim of this essay is two-fold. The first is to explore how tort law influences social norms and practices in ways other than deterrence. The second is to suggest how greater attention to these other radiating effects might reveal the almost entirely unexplored role of tort law in shaping social hierarchies.

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Keywords: torts, norms, disability, gender, race, hierarchy

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Date posted: August 29, 2013  

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Bloom, Anne, The Radiating Effects of Torts (August 27, 2013). DePaul Law Review, Vol. 62, p. 229, 2013; Pacific McGeorge School of Law Research Paper . Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2317042

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University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law ( email )
3200 Fifth Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95817
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