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Law, Markets And Democracy: A Role For Law In The Neo-Liberal State, Alfred C. Aman Jan 2006

Law, Markets And Democracy: A Role For Law In The Neo-Liberal State, Alfred C. Aman

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Especially after 1980, our belief in and our use of law to solve societal problems seemed to decline precipitously, well beyond the ebb and flow of political trends and tastes. Beginning in earnest in the 1980s, political discourse increasingly treated law and markets primarily in binary terms. You could have one or the other, but not both. More law meant less markets and vice versa. When it came to choosing between law or markets, the tide clearly had shifted. If injustices in the 1970s were greeted with the slogan "there ought to be a law", that approach to solving problems ...