Law/Society: Origins, Interactions, and Change

Law/Society: Origins, Interactions, and Change

by John R. Sutton, John R. Sutton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761987045

ISBN-13: 9780761987048

Pub. Date: 12/22/2000

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Foundations of the Sociology of Law provides a conceptual framework for thinking about the full range of topics within the sociology of law discipline.

The book: contrasts normative and sociological perspectives on law; presents a primer on the logic of research and inference as applied to law related issues; examines theories of legal change; and discusses

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Foundations of the Sociology of Law provides a conceptual framework for thinking about the full range of topics within the sociology of law discipline.

The book: contrasts normative and sociological perspectives on law; presents a primer on the logic of research and inference as applied to law related issues; examines theories of legal change; and discusses law in action with specific reference to civil rights legislation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761987048
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/22/2000
Series:
Sociology for a New Century Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

An Introduction to the Sociology of Law
PART ONE: LEGAL CHANGE
Evolutionary Theories of Legal Change
Maine and Durkheim
Law, Class Conflict and the Economy
Marxian Theory
Law and the State
Max Weber's Sociology of Law
The Problem of Law in the Activist State
PART TWO: LEGAL ACTION
Voting Rights and School Desegregation
Equal Employment Opportunity
PART THREE: THE LEGAL PROFESSION
Law as a Profession
The Transformation of Legal Practice in the Late 20th Century

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