Sociological Perspectives on Law,Volumes I and II: Volume I: Classical Foundations,Volume II: Contemporary Debates

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What does it mean to adopt a sociological perspective on law? Treating law as an aspect of social life, part of a larger social environment, the aim is to understand the environment and law's place within it systematically and empirically. The papers in these two volumes reflect the variety of these sociological perspectives and have been carefully selected from the wide range of literature currently available.

Author Biography: Roger Cotterrell, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London, UK.

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VOLUME I: Eugen Ehrlich (1916) Montesquieu and Sociological Jurisprudence; Robert Redfield (1950) Maine's Ancient Law In The Light Of Primitive Societies; Harry V. Ball, George Eaton Simpson And Kiyoshi Ikeda (1962) Law And Social Change: Sumner Reconsidered; N. S. Timasheff (1940) Law In Pareto's Sociology; Aleksander W. Rudzinski (1976) Petrazycki's Significance For Contemporary Legal And Moral Theory; Adam Podgorecki (1980-1) Unrecognised Father Of Sociology Of Law: Leon Petrazycki - Reflections; Martin Albrow (1975) Legal Positivism And Bourgeois Materialism: Max Weber's View Of The Sociology Of Law; David Trubek (1986) Max Weber's Tragic Modernism And The Study Of Law In Society; Klaus A. Ziegert (1979) The Sociology Behind Eugen Ehrlich's Sociology Of Law; David Nelken (1984) Law In Action Or Living Law? Back To The Beginning In Sociology Of Law; Isaac D. Balbus (1977) Commodity Form And Legal Form: An Essay On The 'Relative Autonomy' Of The Law; Bob Jessop (1980) On Recent Marxist Theories Of Law, The State And Juridico-Political Ideology; Mark Benney (1983) Gramsci On Law, Morality, And Power; Michael Clarke (1976) Durkheim's Sociology Of Law; Roger Cotterrell (1977) Durkheim On Legal Development And Social Solidarity; Pauline Mcdonald (1979) The Legal Sociology Of Georges Gurvitch; David Schiff (1981) N. S. Timasheff's Sociology Of Law; Alan Hunt (1983) Behavioral Sociology of Law; W. T. Murphy (1989) The Habermas Effect: Critical Theory And Academic Law; Jonathan Simon (1994) Between Power And Knowledge: Habermas, Foucault, And The Future Of Legal Studies; Mariana Valverde (1999) Derrida's Justice And Foucault's Freedom: Ethics, History And SocialMovements; Michael King (1993) The 'Truth' About Autopoiesis. VOLUME II: a) How Law Constitutes Social Life: Patricia Ewick and Susan Silbey (1992) Conformity, Contestation, and Resistance: an account of legal consciousness; Christine B. Harrington And Barbara Yngvesson (1990) Interpretive Sociolegal Research; Peter Fitzpatrick (1995) Being Social In Socio-Legal Studies; Roger Cotterrell (1997) A Legal Concept Of Community. b) Interpreting Legal Discourses: Erhard Blankenberg (1984) The Poverty Of Evolutionism: A Critique Of Teubner's Case for Reflexive Law; Gunther Teubner (1989) Autopoiesis in Law and Society: A Reply to Blankenberg; Niklas Luhmann (1992) Operational Closure And Structural Coupling: The Differentiation Of The Legal System; Gunther Teubner (1989) How The Law Thinks: Towards A Constructivist Epistemology Of Law; Roger Cotterrell (1998) Why Must Legal Ideas Be Interpreted Sociologically?; David Nelken (1998) Blinding Insights? The Limits Of A Reflexive Sociology Of Law; Pierre Bourdieu (1987) The Force Of Law: Toward A Sociology Of The Juridical Field. c)The New Legal Pluralism: Marc Galanter (1981) Justice In Many Rooms: Courts, Private Ordering And Indigenous Law; Brian Tamanaha (1993) The Folly Of The 'Social Scientific' Concept Of Legal Pluralism; Peter Fitzpatrick (1984) Law And Societies; Boaventura De Sousa Santos (1987) Law - A Map Of Misreading: Toward A Postmodern Conception Of Law; Roger Cotterrell (1998) Law And Community: A New Relationship?; Gunther Teubner (1997) The King's Many Bodies: The Self-Deconstruction Of Law's Hierarchy. d)The Horizons of Regulation: Fran‡ois Ewald (1990) Norms, Discipline And The Law; Alan Hunt (1992) Foucault's Expulsion Of Law: Toward A Retrieval; Nikolas Rose And Mariana Valverde (1998) Governed By Law?.
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