Law in Social Theory

Law in Social Theory

by Roger Cotterrell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754625087

ISBN-13: 9780754625087

Pub. Date: 07/30/2006

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

Taking a broad view of social theory, this book demonstrates the importance of this theory for the study of contemporary law. Through studies of the work of Weber, Durkheim, Gurvitch, Habermas, Luhmann, Derrida, Bourdieu, Foucault, Schmitt, Neumann and others, the essays address such fundamental topics as the changing forms of regulation, law's relations with morals…  See more details below

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Taking a broad view of social theory, this book demonstrates the importance of this theory for the study of contemporary law. Through studies of the work of Weber, Durkheim, Gurvitch, Habermas, Luhmann, Derrida, Bourdieu, Foucault, Schmitt, Neumann and others, the essays address such fundamental topics as the changing forms of regulation, law's relations with morals and beliefs, law and democracy and prospects for the rule of law in the context of globalisation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754625087
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
07/30/2006
Series:
International Library of Essays in Law and Society
Pages:
552
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.80(d)

Table of Contents

1The sociology of law as an empirical theory of validity3
2Formal and substantive rationality in American law : a Weberian perspective29
3Process rationality as legal governance : a comparative perspective57
4Some false premises of Max Weber's sociology of law83
5A formal restatement of Durkheim's "division of labor" theory99
6Durkheim on collective memory125
7Constructing the juristic Durkheim? : Paul Huvelin's adaptation of Durkheimain sociology147
8Emmanuel Levy and legal studies : a view from abroad161
9Georges Davy and the origin of contract173
10Integrating reciprocal perspectives : on Gurvitch's theory of immediate jural experience185
11Can rights, democracy, and justice be reconciled through discourse theory? : reflections on Habermas's proceduralist paradigm of law213
12Habermas on nationalism and cosmopolitanism247
13De Collisione Discursuum : communicative rationalities in law, morality, and politics269
14The ambitious modesty of Niklas Luhmann287
15Economics of gift - positivity of justice : the mutual paranoia of Jacques Derrida and Niklas Luhmann315
16On Pierre Bourdieu's legal thought335
17Between governance and discipline : the law and Michel Foucault353
18From discipline to flexibilization? : rereading Foucault in the shadow of globalization383
19The death of the social? : re-figuring the territory of government395
20Stealing the natural language : the fiction of the social contract and legality in the light of Nietzsche's philosophy425
21'Now the machine runs itself' : Carl Schmitt on Hobbes and Kelsen445
22International law as political theology : how to read Nomos der Erde?465
23The rule of law in transition : revisiting Franz Neumann's sociology of legality485
24Franz Neumann : legal theorist of globalization?505

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