Legality and Community On the Intellectual Legacy of Philip Selznick

Overview

Bridging the fields of sociology, legal and social theory, and moral philosophy, Philip Selznick's scholarship has inspired countless students and readers. In this volume, twenty-four distinguished scholars explore the enduring significance of Selznick's work in a variety of social contexts, particularly the search for responsive law and governance, humane institutions, and a sensible balance between freedom and communal life.

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Overview

Bridging the fields of sociology, legal and social theory, and moral philosophy, Philip Selznick's scholarship has inspired countless students and readers. In this volume, twenty-four distinguished scholars explore the enduring significance of Selznick's work in a variety of social contexts, particularly the search for responsive law and governance, humane institutions, and a sensible balance between freedom and communal life.

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The Law and Politics Book Review
In this valuable volume, twenty-three chapters written by prominent scholars in diverse fields explore the intellectual legacy of Philip Selznick's interdisciplinary scholarship. Selections in this volume capture the overwhelming breadth, depth, and richness of Selznick's scholarship and demonstrate its enduring significance. Many extend its insights in creative and significant ways.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742516250
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/1/2002
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 5.86 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert A. Kagan is professor of political science and law at the University of California, Berkeley and director of the Center for the Study of Law and Society, University of California, Berkeley. Martin Krygier is professor of law at the University of New South Wales, Australia. Kenneth Winston is lecturer at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

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Table of Contents

Part 1 I Introduction Chapter 2 1 Selznick's Subjects Part 3 II Basic Commitments Chapter 4 2 Philip Selznick, Normative Theory, and the Rule of Law Chapter 5 3 Technique and Law Chapter 6 4 Taking Ideals Seriously: Philip Selznick and the Natural-Law Tradition Part 7 III The Ideal of Legality Chapter 8 5 On "Responsive Law" Chapter 9 6 Does Law Promise Justice? Chapter 10 7 Philip Selznick and the Common-Law Tradition Chapter 11 8 Legality and Its Discontents Chapter 12 9 The Structure of Legality: The Cultural Contradictions of Social Institutions Chapter 13 10 Philip Selznick's Conception of Law and Legal Sociology: A View from Japan Part 14 IV Legality in Particular Settings and the Sociology of Institutions Chapter 15 11 Legality and the Endogeneity of Law Chapter 16 12 Employee Involvement Postcollective Bargaining Chapter 17 13 Justice and Legitimacy in Work Organizations Chapter 18 14 Remedying Organizational Discrimination Chapter 19 15 Responsive Law and the Judicial Process: Implications for the Judicial Function Chapter 20 16 Democratic Policing and the Rule of Law Chapter 21 17 The Lawyers Did It: The Cigarette Manufacturers' Policy Toward Smoking and Health Chapter 22 18 The Statesman: Revisiting Leadership in Administration Chapter 23 19 Hybrid Laws: Constitutionalizing Private Governance Networks Part 24 V The Search for Community Chapter 25 20 Responsible to Whom? The Boundaries of Community in A Racially Divided Society Chapter 26 21 Selznick and Civics Chapter 27 22 Law, Society, and the Search for Community Chapter 28 23 Lessons from the Right to Silence

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