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- Order Without Law : How Neighbors Settle Disputes by Robert C. Ellickson
Order without Law: How Neighbors Settle Disputes
The Puzzle of Cooperation A Hypothesis of Welfare-Maximizing Norms Remedial Norms: Of Carrots and Sticks The Future of Norms Testing the Content of Norms Conclusions and Implications Appendix. Research Methods Index. Show More Show Less. Add to Cart. Any Condition Any Condition. New Fast Free Shipping.. People who bought this also bought. Nonfiction Books.
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Generally, I ask, if informal arrangements can serve the purpose, what lead unions, consumer groups, environmental groups, etc. Surely, there were labor disputes in small communities in the good old days which weren't settled informally to mutual satisfaction. Business interests can exert much influence on legislation, so the legal system may not be a level playing field. City people and such often assume there is limited sense of social norms of fairness or opportunities to get a better deal through informal interactions with businesses.
But I've known some instances when people talked businesses into taking better action than I would have expected was possible. How do we minimize the tendency to view the people we know or have been told of by people who know them personally as the well-behaved "us" and the people who we don't have the personal knowledge of as less well-behaved "them"?
How do we balance the fact that individuals practicing reciprocity can maintain community spirit and a more directly perceived interdependence, and a social safety net that provides more security for the needy but makes the reciprocity indirect and "hidden"? View 1 comment. Oct 15, Alex Weiss rated it really liked it. Compellingly argues that social norms are underrated, in that they promote efficient outcomes in close-knit communities. The argument would have benefited from addressing surplus extraction why does it not interfere with efficiency and the endogeneity of close-knit communities is the argument backwards?
The book suffered from skirting more controversial, but widespread norms, that are not obviously welfare-enhancing, such as Compellingly argues that social norms are underrated, in that they promote efficient outcomes in close-knit communities. The book suffered from skirting more controversial, but widespread norms, that are not obviously welfare-enhancing, such as sexual taboos, and intra-household gender disparities. Jul 13, Damian rated it liked it.
Pros: good research and thorough. Cons: heavy on theory and seems to be what Coase already said Coase says efficiency occurs regardless of initial property right allocation, assuming bargaining is possible and not too costly. What did Ellickson find? Close-knit groups achieved the welfare-maximizing outcome regardless of what the law said the property rights were because they knew each other and spoke with one another. It's slightly different but I fail to see the key distinction here. Anyone Pros: good research and thorough.
Anyone care to elaborate? Sep 04, Margaret Sankey rated it liked it. This seems to be the flipside of the "amoral famialism" of the Italian village--a study of the legal anthropology of Shasta County California and its evolution of informal enforcement of necessary fence-building, stray livestock and damages norms amongst farmers, ranchers and town residents, as well as conflicts with hobby farmers and outsiders. Good reputations, the need for reciprocal help brushfires, snow removal, construction tools , likelihood of long association between neighbors, as well This seems to be the flipside of the "amoral famialism" of the Italian village--a study of the legal anthropology of Shasta County California and its evolution of informal enforcement of necessary fence-building, stray livestock and damages norms amongst farmers, ranchers and town residents, as well as conflicts with hobby farmers and outsiders.
Good reputations, the need for reciprocal help brushfires, snow removal, construction tools , likelihood of long association between neighbors, as well as the unsuitability of California law open and closed ranges, tort rules on collisions with cows in the road, etc. This is a system intimately familiar to me from Gem County, and I wish Ellickson would follow up with a study of what must be more conflict as more outsiders come in and disrupt it.
With useful comparisons to evolved norms amongst orchardmen joint responsibility for bees , whalers and, amusingly, academic photocopying banditry. One of the best academic books I've read. Both an outstanding ethnography dispute negotiation among Northern California cattle ranchers in the s and a strong, rigorous and useful theoretical core.
Ellickson breaks from both the law and economics and law and society movements of the s to develop a rigorous theory of choice of dispute resolution mechanisms informed both by games theory and anthropological investigation across a range of contexts. His theory is clear, Brilliant. His theory is clear, falsifiable, and well-fit to his and others' data. My only regret is the age of the work: I don't know what's been done more recently in the field, and I'd certainly like to read a contemporary sequel by this excellent author. Oct 15, Richard marked it as to-read Shelves: social-political , nonfiction.
Apr 01, Sasha rated it really liked it Shelves: nonfiction , polisci. Thank god Ellickson is an engaging writer, because this is a doozy about cattle ranchers in Shasta, CA, and their interpretations of liability law relevant to cow-car accidents in open and closed ranges! Ya know, it's another institutions classic, and I don't want to complain about the engaging writing Jun 17, April rated it it was amazing Shelves: transition-to.
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This guy has forgotten more about property rights than most other "experts" will ever learn. This book presents the best study I've seen on how much formal rules effect actual behavior with respect to property rights. The answer was, by the way, not so much. The finding has been confirmed in more recent work by researchers looking for and usually failing to find impact from the oh-so-popular land titling projects in developing countries which aim to one of my favorite ever social science books.
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The finding has been confirmed in more recent work by researchers looking for and usually failing to find impact from the oh-so-popular land titling projects in developing countries which aim to "free up" informally held real estate assets by giving owners formal title. Nov 10, Paul Klinger marked it as to-read. Recommended by Joe Sanders. Dec 10, Doug Cornelius rated it really liked it Shelves: law. An interesting read on the philosophy of law and social norms.
Order Without Law : How Neighbors Settle Disputes by Robert C. Ellickson
Surely, it's a read for libertarians. Jeff Schauer rated it really liked it Apr 01, Camille rated it really liked it Dec 29, Chip Alhazred rated it really liked it Jan 07, It covers a wide range of knowledge across different disciplines. Business law covers all aspects of a business, from the registration of a business to the selling of goods globally and even hiring of employees.
A company may also need the services of a lawyer to ensure that the terms of agreement of sales are clearly present to the other parties. If a company wants to bid for a tender or want to obtain a project, they need to lawyer to prepare proposals that they can present to the other parties.