A General Jurisprudence of Law and Society

A General Jurisprudence of Law and Society

by Brian Z. Tamanaha
     
 

A theoretical and sociological exploration of the relationship between law and society, this book constructs an approach to law that integrates legal theory with sociological approaches to law. Law is generally understood to be a mirror of society - a reflection of its customs and morals - that functions to maintain social order. Focusing on this common understanding,… See more details below

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A theoretical and sociological exploration of the relationship between law and society, this book constructs an approach to law that integrates legal theory with sociological approaches to law. Law is generally understood to be a mirror of society - a reflection of its customs and morals - that functions to maintain social order. Focusing on this common understanding, the book conducts a survey of Western legal and social theories about law and its relationship within society, engaging in a theoretical and empirical critique of this common understanding.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199244669
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
09/13/2001
Series:
Oxford Socio-Legal Studies Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1The Framework
2Law and Society in Western Legal and Social Theory
3Loosening the Hold of the Mirror Thesis
4Against the Mirror Thesis
5A Socio-Legal Positivist Approach to Law
6A Non-Essentialist Legal Pluralism
7Elements of a General Jurisprudence
Index

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