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The Class Politics of Law: Essays Inspired by Harry Glasbeek

Document type Book
Editor Fudge, Judy
Editor Tucker, Eric
Publisher Fernwood Publishing; Winnipeg, Man.
Date 2019
ISBN 978-1-77363-100-4
Pages 270 pages


For nearly fifty years, Professor Harry Glasbeek has been at the forefront of legal scholars and public intellectuals challenging assumptions and understandings about the injustices embedded in the economic, social, political and legal orders of Western capitalist democracies. His writings and teachings have influenced generations of law students, academics and activists. [This book] brings together eleven incisive contributions from pre-eminent scholars across several disciplines activated by the same desire for democracy and justice that Glasbeek advances, showing how capitalism shapes the law and how the law protects capitalism. This collection foregrounds a class analysis of the laws responses to corporate killing, workplace violence, surveillance, worker resistance and income inequality, among other issues. --Publisher's description