Equity stirring : the story of justice beyond law
Watt, Gary (2009) Equity stirring : the story of justice beyond law. Hart e-books . Oxford: Hart Publishing. ISBN 9781841138466Full text not available from this repository.
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"This book is an exploration of the meaning of equity as artists and thinkers have portrayed it within the law and without. Gary finds in law and literature an equity that is necessary to good life and good law but which does not require us to subscribe to a moral or 'natural law' ideal. It is an equity that takes a principled and practical stand against rigid formalism and unthinking routine in law and life, and so provides timely resistance to current forces of extremism and entitlement culture. The project is an educational one in the true etymological sense of leading the reader out into new territory. The book will provide the legal scholar with deep insight into the rhetorical, literary and historical foundations of the idea of equity in law, and it will provide the law student with a cultural history of, and an imaginative introduction to, the technical law of equity and trusts. Scholars and students of such disciplines as literature, classics, history, theology, theatre and rhetoric will discover new insights into the art of equity in the law and beyond. Along the way , Watt offers a new theory on the naming of Dickens' chancery case Jarndyce and Jarndyce and suggests a new connection between Shakespeare and the origin of equity in modern law."--BOOK JACKET.
|Subjects:||K Law > K Law (General)
K Law > KD England and Wales
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Law|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Equity, Equity -- England|
|Series Name:||Hart e-books|
|Place of Publication:||Oxford|
|Number of Pages:||272|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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