This is an old page, put up as part of a course I taught in 2012. The more recent draft is here.
The final draft of this book has now been published and is available on Amazon as either a paperback or a kindle.
II: The Amish
III: Jewish Law
IV: Islamic Law
V: Embedded and
VI: When God
is the Legislator
VII: "Private Creation and Enforcement of Law"
[Article to be turned into a chapter]
IX: Making Sense of English Law Enforcement in the
Eighteenth Century [Article to
be turned into a chapter]
The Work of a Mad Economist
XI: Puzzles of
XII: Enforcing Rules
XIII: Incentive to Enforce
XIV: Chinese Law
XVI: Making Law
This book draft is
webbed for comments: firstname.lastname@example.org
As you can see, the
present organization mixes chapters on legal systems with thread
chapters (boldfaced above), chapters discussing issues that run
through multiple legal systems. I have tried to arrange things
so that each thread chapter comes after the system chapters to
which it is most relevant.
I would be interested
in hearing, from anyone who has read through the draft, whether
he thinks it would work better if arranged as all of the system
chapters followed by all of the thread chapters.