Civil justice, privatization, and democracy / Trevor C.W. Farrow.
Toronto, Canada : University of Toronto Press, 
xvi, 379 pages ; 24 cm
Formatted Contents Note
Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Courts and Democracy Chapter 3: Privatization of Civil Courts Chapter 4: Other State-Based or Sanctioned Dispute Resolution Regimes Chapter 5: Privatizing Preferences, Influences and Justifications Chapter 6: Five Concerns About Privatization Chapter 7: Challenges for the Future of Reform.
"Privatization is occurring throughout the public justice system, including courts, tribunals, and state-sanctioned private dispute resolution regimes. Driven by a widespread ethos of efficiency-based civil justice reform, privatization claims to decrease costs, increase speed, and improve access to the tools of justice. But it may also lead to procedural unfairness, power imbalances, and the breakdown of our systems of democratic governance. Civil Justice, Privatization, and Democracy demonstrates the urgent need to publicize, politicize, debate, and ultimately temper these moves towards privatized justice.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 316-368) and index.