The Economic and Feminist Approaches to Law: An Eternal Feud or a Misunderstanding Among Friends?
Democratic Culture, Vol. 10
52 Pages Posted: 23 Apr 2009
Date Written: April 19, 2009
The Economic and Feminist approaches to law are often viewed as opposing each other, with some descriptions using much stronger words. In this paper I argue that the supposed contradictions between the schools of thought rely on a narrow reading of each. After reviewing strands within each broad approach, I show that they complement each other, one offering deductive reasoning, and the other - inductive.
The contentious issue of objectivity in each is assessed, and a definition of 'strong objectivity' offered, which disciples of both approaches may be able to accept.
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Keywords: Law and Economics, Feminism, Objectivity, Subjectivity
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