Varieties of New Legal Realism: Can a New World Order Prompt a New Legal Theory? (A Synopsis)
The Legal Workshop, January 2010
6 Pages Posted: 23 Feb 2010 Last revised: 2 Mar 2010
This synopsis is to our article Varieties of New Legal Realism: Can a New World Order Prompt a New Legal Theory? The synopsis and article map and analyze three varieties of a new legal realism. We contend that these varieties of new legal realism provide responses to a “new formalism,” that of neoclassical law and economics. We conclude by outlining a “dynamic new realism” which builds from what we consider to be the best of the new legal realism.
Keywords: Legal Realism, Legal Theory, Behavioral Law And Economics, Institutionalism, Contextualism, Attitudinal Model, New Legal Realism, New Formalism, Dynamic Realism, Law And Politics, Mediating Theory, Recursivity
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