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Cause Lawyering and the State in a Global Era
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Cause Lawyering and the State in a Global Era

Austin Sarat and Stuart Scheingold

Abstract

“Cause lawyering” denotes the practice of law by those committed to furthering through the upholding of a particular cause by legal means, the aims of the good society. This books explains how new configurations of state power, brought about by globalization and democratization processes, are creating new opportunities for altering the political and social status quo, and how cause lawyers in a wide variety of fields are developing new transnational networks for exploiting them.

Keywords: cause lawyering, democratization, globalization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780195141177
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0195141172.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Austin Sarat, editor
Amherst College
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Stuart Scheingold, author
University of Washington
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