Civil Justice, Privatization, and Democracy

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Civil Justice, Privatization, and Democracy

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Privatization is occurring throughout the public justice system, including courts, tribunals, and state-sanctioned private dispute resolution regimes. Driven by a widespread ethos of efficiency-based civil justice reform, privatization claims to decrease costs, increase speed, and improve access to the tools of justice. But it may also lead to procedural unfairness, power imbalances, and the breakdown of our systems of democratic governance. Civil Justice, Privatization, and Democracy demonstrates the urgent need to publicize, politicize, debate, and ultimately temper these moves towards privatized justice.

Written by Trevor C.W. Farrow, a former litigation lawyer and current Chair of the Canadian Forum on Civil Justice, Civil Justice, Privatization, and Democracy does more than just bear witness to the privatization initiatives that define how we think about and resolve almost all non-criminal disputes. It articulates the costs and benefits of these privatizing initiatives, particularly their potential negative impacts on the way we regulate ourselves in modern democracies, and it makes recommendations for future civil justice practice and reform.

ISBN

9781442645783

Publication Date

2014

Publisher

University of Toronto Press

City

Toronto, Ontario

Keywords

Dispute resoltion (Law); Justice, Administration of--Political aspects; Privatization; Democracy; Canada

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Law and Society

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Farrow, Trevor C. W. Civil Justice, Privatization, and Democracy. Toronto, Ontario: University of Toronto Press, 2013. Print.

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