ERIC Number: EJ877084
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
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Theories of Power, Poverty, and Law: In Commemoration of the Contributions of Peter Bachrach--Power, Law, and Final Thoughts: The Contributions of Peter Bachrach
Schneider, Elizabeth M.
PS: Political Science and Politics, v43 n1 p93-94 Jan 2010
I am pleased to be part of this symposium to celebrate the life and work of Peter Bachrach. Although my focus is the relevance of Peter's ideas of power to law, I want to begin with some personal comments as well as raise some final thoughts, drawing on others' contributions. Like so many of Peter's other students, I adored him. Peter's joy in ideas, his passion for participatory democracy, his love of teaching, and his extraordinary capacity to listen to students were infectious. As others have said, he lit up every room that he was in. He inspired me to become a civil rights lawyer and law professor and to teach, write, and advocate about issues that he cared about.
Descriptors: Democracy, Power Structure, Poverty, Social Justice, Political Science, College Faculty, Teacher Student Relationship, Profiles
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