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Indicators, indexes and rankings: when numbers challenge legal analysis by David Restrepo-Amariles ©Fotolia

The legal field has experienced rapid increases in the use of indicators, which give quantitative measures of aspects such as the extent of the rule of law. A new paper takes a closer look at why and how these legal metrics have emerged and what it means for governance.

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Codes of conduct: a new legal tool for protecting consumers

In theory, codes of conduct - rules that an organization agrees to follow – do not have legal (...)

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Social & societal trends and issues15 June 2015

The role of gifts in reestablishing personal and social identity

Birthday presents and other loving offerings typically help maintain relationships between friends, (...)

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Does the economy influence individual values and culture? Yes, say Jacques Olivier and his (...)

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One of the key contributions of economic sociology to the understanding of markets has been the (...)

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