Jurismania : The Madness of American Law

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In this book, Paul Campos argues that the American worship of law and legality can at times become so pathological that it comes to resemble a type of legal madness, or Jurismania. Campos offers an intensely critical look at the role of law and legal reason in American society, and concludes that much of what is called the rule of law resembles a culturally sanctioned form of obsessive-compulsive behaviour.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 133.9 x 202.2 x 10.4mm | 181.44g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195130839
  • 9780195130836
  • 2,035,041

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Jurismania provides a sharp reminder that the law cannot solve all problems, and serves up a chilling vision of a demented world in which regulation is all-pervasive and where respect for the law is lost through its misuse. It is a cautionary tale upon which we could do worse than reflect. * Roderick Munday, Justice of the Peace Volume 163 *show more

About Paul F. Campos

Paul Campos is Professor of Law at the University of Colorado and Director of the Byron R. White Center for American Constitutional Study.show more

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