Looking for an examination copy?
If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact email@example.com providing details of the course you are teaching.
Focusing on the enforceability of legal rights, but also addressing the enforceability of moral rights and social conventions, Mark Reiff explains how we use punishment and compensation to make restraints operative in the world. Describing the various means by which restraints may be enforced, he explains how the sufficiency of enforcement can be measured. He also develops a new, unified theory of deterrence, retribution, and compensation that shows how various aspects of enforceability relate to one another. Reiff then applies his theory of enforceability to illuminate a variety of real-world problem situations.Read more
- Was the first and only comprehensive treatment of the problem of enforceability
- New and unified theory of deterrence, retribution, and compensation and their interrelationship
- Applies to all forms of restraint that govern our social life
Reviews & endorsements
"Mark Reiff's...[book]...is original. I intend this remark as high praise...Since Reiff poses questions and provides answers that are new, any legal philosopher interested in these matters will be stimulated by his unusual perspective...Reiff unquestionably has taken a novel approach to many important but frequently unaddressed problems in the philosophy of law."
-Douglas Husak, Notre Dame Philosophical ReviewsSee more reviews
“Reiff’s book is as ambitious as it is important. The book’s title understates its ambition. The title promises a book about punishment and compensation as means of enforcing law. The book delivers considerably more in at least two respects. First, though legal enforcement is a central focus of the book, its subject is in fact any consideration making it more likely than otherwise that a rule will be followed…Second, though much of the book is concerned with enforcement of legal rules, the theory proposed covers enforcement of any rule…The book is as much a contribution to moral and political philosophy as to the philosophy of law.”
—Michael Davis, Illinois Institute of Technology, Ethics
Not yet reviewed
Be the first to review
Review was not posted due to profanity×
- Date Published: March 2011
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521174237
- length: 274 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm
- weight: 0.41kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. The means of enforcement
2. The goals of enforcement
3. Measuring enforceability in the pre-violation state of affairs
4. Measuring enforceability in the post-violation state of affairs
5. The relationship between pre-violation expectations and post-violation practice
6. Limitations on the means of enforcement
7. Special problems with legal remedies
8. The value of nominal rights.
Find resources associated with this titleYour search for '' returned .
Type Name Unlocked * Format Size
This title is supported by one or more locked resources. Access to locked resources is granted exclusively by Cambridge University Press to instructors whose faculty status has been verified. To gain access to locked resources, instructors should sign in to or register for a Cambridge user account.
Please use locked resources responsibly and exercise your professional discretion when choosing how you share these materials with your students. Other instructors may wish to use locked resources for assessment purposes and their usefulness is undermined when the source files (for example, solution manuals or test banks) are shared online or via social networks.
Supplementary resources are subject to copyright. Instructors are permitted to view, print or download these resources for use in their teaching, but may not change them or use them for commercial gain.
If you are having problems accessing these resources please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sorry, this resource is locked