Judges and the Cities: Interpreting Local Autonomy


In this remarkable inquiry into the bases of social theory, Gordon L. Clark argues that the heterogeneous nature of our society, with its pluralism of values, causes the rules of social conduct to be constantly made and remade. Examining the role of thecourts in structuring and achieving social discourse, he contends that legal doctrine is no different from other social theories: judicial interpretations are constructed out of specific circumstances and conflicting values, not deduced from neutral and logical principles. ...

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Judges and the Cities: Interpreting Local Autonomy
1985, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226107530


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