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Law and Society

1993

University at Buffalo School of Law

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Post-Totalitarian Politics, Guyora Binder May 1993

Post-Totalitarian Politics, Guyora Binder

Journal Articles

This review essay examines two Hegelian responses to the unexpected collapse of communism, both published in 1992: The End of History by Francis Fukuyama and Civil Society and Political Theory by Jean Cohen and Andrew Arato. Fukuyama’s book famously predicted that the triumph of markets would lead to the end of armed conflict. Cohen & Arato celebrated the role of civil society activists in overthrowing communism, and proposed that first world progressives follow a similar path to reform. This review essay argues that Fukuyama’s interpretation of Hegel as a cold war liberal ignores Hegel’s warnings about the anomic ...


Origin Myths: Narratives Of Authority, Resistance, Disability, And Law, David M. Engel Jan 1993

Origin Myths: Narratives Of Authority, Resistance, Disability, And Law, David M. Engel

Journal Articles

Origin stories are a distinctive form of narrative. In their account of how something "began to be," such stories connect past and present, clarify the meanings of important events, reaffirm core norms and values, and assert particular understandings of social order and individual identity. The parents of children with disabilities tell strikingly similar origin stories about the day their child was first diagnosed. Such stories not only explore the meanings of a transformative event but also draw implicit connections between past encounters with medical specialists and present encounters with educational specialists as mandated by an important federal statute. This article ...


A Tasty Tidbit (Review Essay), John Henry Schlegel Jan 1993

A Tasty Tidbit (Review Essay), John Henry Schlegel

Book Reviews

Reviewing Martin J. Horwitz, The Transformation of American Law 1870-1960: The Crisis of Legal Orthodoxy (1992).