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Example Two of Taking Law Seriously in Fiscal Sociology: Tax, Spending and Gender

  • Ann MumfordEmail author
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Part of the Palgrave Socio-Legal Studies book series (PSLS)

Abstract

This chapter extends a fiscal sociological analysis to the benefit cap litigation in the UK. The conclusion is that the legal system aims to preserve the availability of the unpaid labour of women. Focusing only on economic modelling, and not on values (Cooter), norms (Prosser) and law (Ruffert), misses the point that budgeting and law have combined so as to provide a legal framework which does not protect women from suffering the brunt of budget controlling initiatives.

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  1. 1.Dickson Poon School of LawKing’s College LondonLondonUK

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