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Risks and Wrongs

Jules L. Coleman


This book is concerned with the conflict between the goals of justice and economic efficiency in the allocation of risk, especially risk pertaining to safety. The book approaches the subject from the premise that the market is central to liberal political, moral, and legal theory. The first part of the book rejects traditional rational choice liberalism in favor of the view that the market operates as a rational way of fostering stable relationships and institutions within communities of individuals with broadly divergent conceptions of the good. However, markets are needed most where they are ... More

Keywords: goals of justice, economic efficiency, allocation of risk, safety, rational choice liberalism, markets, liberal legal theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780199253616
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253616.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jules L. Coleman, author
Wesley Newcomb Hohfeld Professor of Jurisprudence and the Philosophy of Law, Yale University