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Multi-Party Litigation

The Strategic Context

Is litigation an effective response to the malignant behavior of large institutions or a cancer spreading through the body politic? Does litigation provide an even field for David to battle Goliath, or is it like th eColiseum, where the lion almost always won? Drawing upon insights from law and politics, Multi-Party Litigation outlines the historical development, political design, and regulatory desirability of multi-party litigation strategies in cross-national perspective and describes a battle being fought on multiple fronts by competing interests. By addressing the potential and constraints of litigation, this book offers a comprehensive account of an international issue that will interest students and practitioners of law, politics, and public policy.

About the Authors

Wayne V. McIntosh is professor of political science and associate chair of the Department of Government and Politics, University of Maryland, College Park. Cynthia L. Cates is professor of political science at Towson University in Maryland.

Endorsement

"This book is about the politics of lawsuits in which multiple parties are pitted against powerful corporate interests in a battle for money, pride, and prominence. Yet, at the heart of these struggles is the tension between what it means to be an individual and a member of a group, between law and policy. It is a compelling read with great legal stories and a strong analytic structure."—John Brigham, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

"This book promises to be an important, original contribution to the law and society literature. It builds upon a growing literature in the area but goes much further . . . Taking a comparative perspective and examining the impact of the litigation really sets it apart . . . The section on the strategic politics of mass torts and class actions is absolutely first—rate."—Richard L. Pacelle, Jr., Georgia Southern University

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