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Lawyers and Movements

Legal Mobilization in Transformative Times

Scott L. Cummings

Lawyers and Movements

Lawyers and Movements

Legal Mobilization in Transformative Times

Lawyers and Movements

 

In Lawyers and Social Movements, Scott L. Cummings explores the role of lawyers in social movements at a moment in which that role has taken center stage in American legal theory and practice. This book is a comprehensive analysis of how lawyers mobilize law to advance movement goals and what impact they have within liberal democracy.


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Beschrijving Lawyers and Movements

An innovative approach for understanding how law matters in contemporary social movements that rise to meet the twin challenges of American democracy: promoting liberal values of equality and inclusion, while fortifying the rule of law itself.

Fifty years after the Civil Rights Movement, America confronts a new democratic reckoning. What role do-and should-lawyers play in strengthening collective action at this pivotal moment? In Lawyers and Movements, Scott Cummings offers an innovative answer to this age-old question, breaking from the legacy of legal liberalism to reveal the essential, yet underappreciated, work of lawyers in social struggle-redefining legal mobilization in transformative times. Building from a sweeping
analysis of progressive legal theory and practice, Cummings challenges foundational critiques of lawyers as inaccurate and ill-suited to the current context. In response, he advances a new theory of legal mobilization in which control over law is at the heart of movements rising to meet the twin challenges of
contemporary liberalism: promoting inclusion, while fortifying the rule of law. A call to radically rethink how lawyers contribute to progressive change, Lawyers and Movements asserts a timely challenge to democracy in crisis.


ISBN
9780197556597
Pagina's
452
Verschenen
NUR
741
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP USA

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