New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
xi, 166 pages ; 24 cm
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction:The meanings and uses of civility /Austin Sarat The difficult work of liberal civility /Teresa M. Bejan and Bryan Garsten Civility and formality /Jeremy Waldron Civility and the undocumented alien /Leti Volpp Against civility : a feminist perspective /Linda M. G. Zerilli Afterword:Civility and the politics of sexuality /Heather Elliott and Gerald Lunn.
"Throughout American history, the discourse of civility has proven quite resilient, and concern for a perceived lack of civility has ebbed and flowed in recognizable patterns. Today we are in another era in which political leaders and commentators bemoan a crisis of incivility and warn of civility's demise. Civility, Legality, and the Limits of Justice charts the uses of civility in American legal and political discourse. How important is civility as a legal and political virtue? How does it fare when it is juxtaposed with the claim that it masks injustice? Who advocates civility and to what effect? How are battles over civility played out in legal and political arenas? This book brings the work of several distinguished scholars together to critically assess the relative claims of civility and justice and the way law weighs those virtues"-- Provided by publisher.
"This volume is the product of a symposium held at the University of Alabama, School of Law on September 27, 2013"--Page xi.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
KF380 .C585 2014
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