Martin Greenberg chronicles the history of citizen volunteerism by examining the nature and purpose of volunteer police units in America since 1620. By considering these organizations with a contemporary perspective he provides insight into how the country might provide for a safe and secure future.
Winner of the 2006 George Washington Honor Medal from Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge.
Concerned with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, this book takes a critical stance of the nation’s legal system for preventing the act from becoming effective.
In The Public Family David Herring’s goal is to create a new rhetoric that moves beyond the stalemate that often results from the war between advocates of parental rights and those of children’s rights. This “rhetoric of associational respect” allows him to constructively address the role of rights and the limits of individualism in political and legal theory.
Focusing on a class action lawsuit against the Illinois child welfare system (B. H. v. Johnson), Pitiful Plaintiffs examines the role of the federal courts in the child welfare policymaking process and the extent to which litigation can achieve the goal of reforming child welfare systems.
In our age of media revolutions, Patrick M. Garry offers guidelines for constitutionally redefining the press, and maintains that the First Amendment press clause must broaden the scope of its freedoms to include the communication activities of a much larger public.
This work presents a comprehensive picture of the cross-pressures-the racial fears and antagonisms, the moral, ethical, and religious views about fairness and opportunity, the rigid ideas-that guide popular attitudes about affirmative action. Using theoretical and empirical data, Taylor deconstructs the views of a group of workers in the California Department of Parks and Recreation.
Roscoe Pound (1870-1964) is acknowledged as the founder of sociological jurisprudence-an interdisciplinary approach to legal concepts in which the law is recognized as a dynamic system that is influenced by social conditions and that, in turn, influences society as a whole. His lectures draw direct connections between the abstract fundamentals of philosophy, using the works of Kant, Hegel, Spencer, Comte, and others, and the trends and problems of legal principles and rules.