The Review

January 2017 Issue


The Negligence Standard: Political Not Metaphysical

This contribution distinguishes two kinds of responsibility: the basic (or ‘metaphysical’) kind that we all inescapably have as functioning human beings; and the assignable (or ‘political’) kind that connects each of us with some particular tasks, and not with others. Having explored some differences between the two, and in particular the role of law's authority in connection with each, the discussion turns to the negligence standard, especially but not only as it figures in tort law.

John Gardner



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book reviews

Review of Lizzie Barmes, Bullying and Behavioral Conflict at Work: The Duality of Individual Rights, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015, xx +320 pp, hb £70.00

Bullying and Behavioral Conflict at Work: The Duality of Individual Rights represents the very best in socio-legal scholarship, combining close doctrinal analysis and a sophisticated understanding of jurisdictional complexities with a rigorous empirical study of case law and the key agents – senior lawyers and senior managers – who implement the legal norms regulating behavioural conflict at work.

Judy Fudge

The Review

Published January 2017
Frequency Bi-monthly
Volume 80
Issue 1
Print ISSN 0026-7961
Online ISSN 1468-2230

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