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Book review: the myth of the litigious society: why we don’t sue by David M. Engel

Kao, M. Bob (2017) Book review: the myth of the litigious society: why we don’t sue by David M. Engel. LSE Review of Books (01 Feb 2017). Website.

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Abstract

In The Myth of the Litigious Society: Why We Don’t Sue, David M. Engel challenges the assumption that the USA is a compensation culture, instead showing that victims of injuries usually do not seek meaningful redress. Although the book’s central claim would be strengthened by evidence from more recent studies than those presented in the text, M. Bob Kao finds this a convincing argument in favour of shifting a hitherto dominant narrative to the potential benefit of victims of injury who may otherwise forego their claims.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 2.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
K Law > K Law (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 05 May 2017 13:22
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2020 00:38
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/75666

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