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Conservative cause advocacy: The multiple sites of conservative legal ideology


2002 2002

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Abstract (summary)

This project is a study of right-wing legal activism as it manifested itself at the end of the twentieth century on behalf of property rights. Political scientists and sociolegal scholars have done scant research on conservative movements. Yet, the importance of understanding legal activism that is neither progressive nor “liberal” is crucial for understanding today's political scene as well as adding to our knowledge about the processes of social change and the role lawyers play in them. The activists studied here are important largely because of their positions as elite academics, lawyers and their connections to important governmental officials and business interests. They have been working diligently to change notions of property in the U.S. to conform to their vision of what is appropriate for a good society. However, rather than studying them as a broad movement with a consistent worldview, this research utilizes historical research, content analysis and observation of meetings to describe the activity of ideology creation they engage in within several different settings and provides an analysis for the wide range of strategies and activities these activists use in the production of property notions in today's United States.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Political science;
Law
Classification
0615: Political science
0398: Law
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences, Advocacy, Conservative, Legal ideology, Property rights
Title
Conservative cause advocacy: The multiple sites of conservative legal ideology
Author
Hatcher, Laura Jean
Number of pages
182
Publication year
2002
Degree date
2002
School code
0118
Source
DAI-A 63/10, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780493880464, 0493880461
Advisor
Brigham, John
University/institution
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University location
United States -- Massachusetts
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3068565
ProQuest document ID
305523742
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305523742
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