The American Political Science Review Volume . 2, 1-4

The American Political Science Review Volume . 2, 1-4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ... for the principles of the subject and that the way will be opened for a complete treatise upon interstate commerce. John Bell Sanborn. The Law of Railroad Regulation, with Special Reference to American legislation. By Joseph Henry Beale, Jr., and Bruce Wyman. (Boston: William J. Nagel. 1906. Pp. lii, 1285.) The scope of this work can best be indicated by giving a brief summary of its contents. After a short introductory chapter which sketches in outline the development of the law of public employments or callings in general, some two hundred and fifty pages are devoted to a brief treatment of what lawyers know familiarly as the law of common carriers, the text being divided into two parts bearing respectively the headings: Chief Characteristics of Common Carriage and Primary Duties of Common Carriers. This portion of the work seems intended to be by way of introduction to the remainder of the book. As such, it will be particularly useful to those students of rate regulation who are more familiar with the principles of economics and political science than they are with the law. It should be noted, however, that within those pages the authors are presenting not merely a summary of judicial decisions, but also their theory of the nature of public callings in general, a theory which underlies and gives character to the whole book. The discussion of the main subject--rate regulation--is divided into two parts, dealing respectively with the regulation of railway rates in accordance with common law principles, and with the regulation of railway rates by legislation. The latter part contains a brief history of statutory regulation, an extended discussion of the interstate commerce act and its interpretation, including procedure before the...show more

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  • Paperback | 274 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 494g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236848152
  • 9781236848154