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Social Reform Groups and Law Reformers. Institute for Research on Poverty Discussion Papers [microform] / Joel F. Handler
Bib ID 5314671
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Handler, Joel F
 
Online Versions
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1976 
62 p. 
Summary

A theoretical framework for evaluating the twenty-five year experience of social reform groups and law reform lawyers is presented in this paper. Law reform organizations participate in activities that have common, underlying themes. For instance, in most cases the lawyers want more of society's goods for the clients. In order to evaluate whether law reform activities are successful or not, five variables of a theory that would explain success in reform group law and reform activities are identified. Among these are the following two: (1) the characteristics of social reform groups, and (2) the distribution of the benefits and costs of social reform group activity. A series of case studies are provided in order to illustrate a different type of social reform legal activity. They were selected from four principal areas of law reform activity: environmental litigation, consumer issues, civil rights, and welfare. The theory presented predicts where law reform activity on behalf of social reform groups is less likely to be successful. (Author/AM)

Notes

Sponsoring Agency: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.

ERIC Note: For a related document see ED 014 498.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Activism.  |  Activities.  |  Change Agents.  |  Conceptual Schemes.  |  Laws.  |  Lawyers.  |  Models.  |  Social Action.  |  Social Change.  |  Theories.
Form/genre Reports, Research.
Other authors/contributors Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Inst. for Research on Poverty
Available From ERIC 

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