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THE RIGHT TO JUSTICE: The Political Economy of Legal Services in the United States

THE RIGHT TO JUSTICE: The Political Economy of Legal Services in the United States (Hardback)

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`They have built a dam across the rivers of justice and then they complain of the drought in the field below.'

- With these stinging words W. Clarke Durrant III, then Chairman of the Legal Services Corporation, admonished the American Bar Association in 1987 for its use of monopoly prices to exclude less affluent Americans from access to civil justice.



The Right to Justice reviews the history of legal services in the US from its origins in the 1890s to the multi-million dollar Federal program of the late 20th century. But this is no ordinary text. Charles Rowley skilfully shows how government transfers tend to be dissipated in competitive rent-seeking by special interest groups, that much of what is left tends to be subverted to the agendas of the more powerful groups and that the residuals tend to be inefficiently managed by a poorly monitored and ideologically motivated supply bureaucracy. The upshot is that customer preferences play little or no role in the allocation of resources within the legal services budget.



In a veritable tour de force, Charles Rowley places the US Federal legal services program on the scholarly rack of public choice - which analyses individual behaviour in terms of universal self-seeking motivations in a political market. He offers a convincing unique explanation of the forces that have subverted a well meaning attempt to assist poor Americans into a co ordinated attack on the central institutions of the family, capitalism and of Madisonian Republicanism which together constitute the essence of the American dream.

LawJurisprudence & general issuesLegal profession: generalLawLaws of Specific jurisdictionsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processes Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd Publication Date: 01/04/1992 ISBN-13: 9781852785260  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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The late Charles K. Rowley, former General Director, The Locke Institute, Duncan Black Professor of Economics and Director, Program in Economics, Politics and the Law, James M. Buchanan Center for Political Economy, George Mason University, US

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