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The Expressive Powers of Law: Theories and Limits
by Richard H. McAdams
Harvard University Press, 2014
Cloth: 978-0-674-04692-4 | eISBN: 978-0-674-73596-5
Library of Congress Classification K213.M425 2014
Dewey Decimal Classification 340.14

ABOUT THIS BOOK | TOC
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Why do people obey the law? Law deters crime by specifying sanctions, and because people internalize its authority. But Richard McAdams says law also generates compliance through its expressive power to coordinate behavior (traffic laws) and inform beliefs (smoking bans)—that is, simply by what it says rather than what it sanctions.

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