Magic Justice

The Social Science Resource Network is a solemn Web site containing many serious research papers, and at least one not-so-serious one.
"Harry Potter and the Unforgivable Curses: Norm-formation, Inconsistency, and the Rule of Law in the Wizarding World" examines the world-famous Harry Potter books from a legal perspective. This may come as a surprise, but "[t]here is law in every chapter, and on almost every page, of all six books", the abstract assures us. Personally, I'd sooner replace 'law' in that sentence with 'adventure', 'humor' or even 'delight', but to each his own.
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Posted by cronopio at 01:25 PM, April 20, 2006