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  

Adi Ayal

Bar-Ilan University - Faculty of Law

Date Written: April 19, 2009

Abstract

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.

Notes: Downloadable document is in Hebrew.

Keywords: Law and Economics, Feminism, Objectivity, Subjectivity

Suggested Citation

Ayal, Adi, The Economic and Feminist Approaches to Law: An Eternal Feud or a Misunderstanding Among Friends? (April 19, 2009). Democratic Culture, Vol. 10. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1391820

Adi Ayal (Contact Author)

Bar-Ilan University - Faculty of Law ( email )

Faculty of Law
Ramat Gan, 52900
Israel

HOME PAGE: http://adiayal.blogspot.com

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