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Markey‐Towler on Psychology & Institutional Theory

Brendan Markey‐Towler (University of Queensland – School of Economics) has posted Rules, Perception and Emotion: When Do Institutions Determine Behaviour? on SSRN.  Here is the abstract: This paper seeks to contribute to institutional theory by providing it with a stronger basis in … Continue reading

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Legal Theory Lexicon: Holism

Introduction Our topic this week is “holism,” more particularly the idea that theories of the law are (or “should be” or “can be”) holistic. Legal holism can be captured in a famous slogan, “The law is a seamless web,” and … Continue reading

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Legal Theory Bookworm:  "Is International Law International?" by Roberts

The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends Is International Law International? by Anthea Roberts.  Here is a description: This book takes the reader on a sweeping tour of the international legal field to reveal some of the patterns of difference, dominance, and disruption that … Continue reading

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Legal Theory Bookworm: "Searching for Contemporary Legal Thought," edited by Desautels-Stein & Tomlins

The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends Searching for Contemporary Legal Thought, edited by Justin Desautels-Stein & Christopher Tomlins.  Here is a description: For more than a century, law schools have trained students to 'think like a lawyer'. In these times of legal crisis, both … Continue reading

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Court Rejects Third Party Administrator’s Demurrer to Insurance Bad Faith Claim Based on Plaintiffs’ Theory of Joint Venture Liability

Implied in every insurance contract is a promise of “good faith and fair dealing,” which means that the insurer must not take unreasonable steps to prevent an insured’s right to receive benefits under the policy. To comply with its promise … Continue reading

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