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Cause Lawyering and the State in a Global Era

Stuart Scheingold

Edited by Austin Sarat

Published in print November 2001 | ISBN: 9780195141177
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199871391 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195141172.001.0001

Series: Oxford Socio-Legal Studies

Cause Lawyering and the State in a Global Era

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“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

Book.  430 pages. 

Subjects: International Relations

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Two Worlds of Ghanaian Cause Lawyers in Cause Lawyering and the State in a Global Era

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From the Fight for Legal Rights to the Promotion of Human Rights in Cause Lawyering and the State in a Global Era

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Taking on Goliath in Cause Lawyering and the State in a Global Era

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

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Cause Lawyers in a Cold Climate in Cause Lawyering and the State in a Global Era

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State Transformation and the Struggle for Symbolic Capital in Cause Lawyering and the State in a Global Era

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Cause Lawyers, Clients, and the State in Cause Lawyering and the State in a Global Era

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The Global Language of Human Rights in Cause Lawyering and the State in a Global Era

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Local Advocacy, Global Engagement in Cause Lawyering and the State in a Global Era

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