Readership: Scholars and students of socio-legal studies. In particular, those interested in the relationship between the legal professions and the western liberal state. Also, political theorists,
sociologists, and historians of the legal professions.
Edited by Terence C. Halliday, Senior Research Fellow, American Bar Foundation, and Lucien Karpik, Professor of Sociology, École Nationale Supérieure des Mines
"essays ... that engage and challenge the intellect .. the studies are framed by a well-theorized introductory chapter ... Grossberg's article on legal aid in the United States is particularly strong and revealing on the internal politics of the legal professions ... Both the political agenda articulated by Halliday and Karpik and the data they and their contributors generated are of tremendous importance ... This volume will ... be seminal for both the controversies and the follow-up research that it will spawn." - American Bar Foundation 1999, Review Section Symposium, Lawyers and Politics
"This is an important book ... It provides readers with great detail and insight, highlights the limitations of Anglo-American views of professions, and rightly argues that politics and political values matter." - Gerard Hanlon, Work and Occupations, Vol 27, No 4, November 2000
"This is an excellent addition to the literature on legal professionals...This exceptionally well organized book is highly recommended for faculty and graduate students./ M. G. Pufong, Valdosta State University, Choice, Feb 1999, Vol 36/ no 6"
1: Terence C. Halliday and Lucien Karpik: Politics Matter: a Comparative Theory of Lawyers in the Making of Political Liberalism
2: David A. Bell: Barristers, Politics, and the Failure of Civil Society in Old Regime France
3: Lucien Karpik: Builders of Liberal Society: French Lawyers and Politics
4: Michael Burrage: Mrs Thatcher Against the Little Republics: Ideology, Precedents, and Reactions
5: W. Wesley Pue: Lawyers and Political Liberalism in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-century England
6: Dietrich Rueschemeyer: State, Capitalism, and the Organization of Legal Counsel: Examining an Extreme Case - the Prussian Bar, 1700-1914
7: Kenneth F. Ledford: Lawyers and the Limits of Liberalism: the German Bar in the Weimar Republic
8: Terence C. Halliday and Bruce G. Carruthers: Making the Courts Safe for the Powerful: the Commercial Stimulus for Judicial Autonomy in Reforms of the United States Bankruptcy Law
9: Michael Grossberg: The Politics of Professionalism: the creation of Legal Aid and the strains of political liberalism in America, 1900-1930
Terence C. Halliday and Lucien Karpik: Postscript: Lawyers, Political Liberalism, and Globalization