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The Resource Law and order in ancient Athens, Adriaan Lanni, Harvard Law School

Law and order in ancient Athens, Adriaan Lanni, Harvard Law School

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Law and order in ancient Athens
Title
Law and order in ancient Athens
Statement of responsibility
Adriaan Lanni, Harvard Law School
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The classical Athenian 'state' had almost no formal coercive apparatus to ensure order or compliance with law: there was no professional police force or public prosecutor, and nearly every step in the legal process depended on private initiative. And yet Athens was a remarkably peaceful and well-ordered society by both ancient and contemporary standards. Why? Law and Order in Ancient Athens draws on contemporary legal scholarship to explore how order was maintained in Athens. Lanni argues that law and formal legal institutions played a greater role in maintaining order than is generally acknowledged. The legal system did encourage compliance with law, but not through the familiar deterrence mechanism of imposing sanctions for violating statutes. Lanni shows how formal institutions facilitated the operation of informal social control in a society that was too large and diverse to be characterized as a 'face-to-face community' or 'close-knit group'"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lanni, Adriaan
Dewey number
349.38/5
Index
index present
LC call number
KL4345
LC item number
.L364 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Justice, Administration of (Greek law)
  • Judicial process
  • Courts
  • Courts
  • Judicial process
  • Justice, Administration of (Greek law)
  • Greece
  • Antike
  • Gesetz
  • Justiz
  • Öffentliche Ordnung
  • Recht
  • Athen
  • Athènes (Grèce)
Label
Law and order in ancient Athens, Adriaan Lanni, Harvard Law School
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-221) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the puzzle of Athenian order -- Informal social control and its limits -- Law enforcement and its limits -- The expressive effect of statutes -- Enforcing norms in court -- Court argument and the shaping of norms -- Transitional justice in Athens: law, courts, norms
Control code
942706918
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 226 pages
Isbn
9780521198806
Lccn
2016010903
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)942706918
Label
Law and order in ancient Athens, Adriaan Lanni, Harvard Law School
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-221) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the puzzle of Athenian order -- Informal social control and its limits -- Law enforcement and its limits -- The expressive effect of statutes -- Enforcing norms in court -- Court argument and the shaping of norms -- Transitional justice in Athens: law, courts, norms
Control code
942706918
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 226 pages
Isbn
9780521198806
Lccn
2016010903
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)942706918

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