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16 - Law as Persuasion

from Part IV - How the Law Protects

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  29 June 2023

Jacob E. Gersen
Affiliation:
Harvard Law School, Massachusetts
Joel H. Steckel
Affiliation:
New York University
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When does the law persuade us about what is right or wrong – and when does it not? On topics ranging from racial equality to abortion to same-sex marriage, historians have debated and puzzled over the law’s persuasive force on our collective moral intuitions. Meanwhile, other scholars have sought out individual-level insights into the psychology of law’s persuasion, under the microscope of controlled experiments.

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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2023

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