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Legal Accents, Legal Borrowing:
The International Problem-Solving Court Movement
James L. Nolan, Jr.

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"This is a first-rate study in every respect. It does so good a job of showing why the recent development of problem-solving courts deserves attention that it simply acts to create an audience where one did not exist before. I was drawn in from the first page. Thoughtful and well-crafted, the book sets a high standard."--Kai Erikson, professor emeritus, Yale University

"Why are American criminal justice innovations so influential even in countries characterized by strong dislike of American cultural imperialism? When legal institutions are imported from abroad is it possible to filter out wider cultural assumptions and practices? In this well-argued and innovative study, James Nolan examines such questions by focusing on how American-style problem-solving courts have been adapted in five other common law jurisdictions. This is a fine and timely illustration of the complexities of cultural borrowing."--David Nelken, Cardiff Law School

"With Reinventing Justice, James Nolan established himself as the leading expert on America's problem-solving court movement. Now, with Legal Accents, Legal Borrowing, he has extended his reach and established himself as one of the world's leading experts on the powerful movement to promote these courts internationally. Cosmopolitan and erudite, this book can be read with enormous profit by students, scholars, and practitioners on at least three continents."--Malcolm M. Feeley, School of Law, University of California, Berkeley

"James Nolan is one of the leading scholars of problem-solving courts, and to my knowledge this is the only book offering a comprehensive account of the development of these courts around the English-speaking world. Legal Accents, Legal Borrowing is clear and insightful and has a terrific blend of theory and description."--Richard C. Boldt, University of Maryland Law School

"I looked forward to reading this book and was not disappointed. James Nolan has made the subject of problem-solving courts his own. He raises timely and important questions, and writes with an easy, flowing style."--Philip Bean, author of Madness and Crime

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