"Democracy, Law, Compliance"

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Law and Social Inquiry
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Journal Article

rofessors Schauer and McAdams both seek a more or less sweepingly general theory of why we obey the law. But we should split, not lump. There are different reasons different actors in different social settings obey different laws–not only, but not least, out of regard for democratic decision making.

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