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Piercing Pareto Superiority: Real People And The Obligations Of Legal Theory, Jeffrey L. Harrison Apr 1997

Piercing Pareto Superiority: Real People And The Obligations Of Legal Theory, Jeffrey L. Harrison

UF Law Faculty Publications

This essay has two purposes. The first is to demonstrate that the appearance of mutual assent and Pareto Superiority are weak bases for enforcing agreements. Pareto Superiority, as unassailable as it may seem, is paper-thin and frequently based on illusions and a normatively meaningless assessment of what it means to be better off. The approach here is one of piercing Pareto Superiority in order to examine the human factors that may determine whether an agreement occurs and its distributive consequences. Relative deprivation is the instrument used. The second purpose is to suggest that it is the obligation of legal theory ...


Out Yet Unseen: A Racial Critique Of Gay And Lesbian Legal Theory And Political Discourse, Darren Lenard Hutchinson Jan 1997

Out Yet Unseen: A Racial Critique Of Gay And Lesbian Legal Theory And Political Discourse, Darren Lenard Hutchinson

UF Law Faculty Publications

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