The Sociology of Law: An Introduction / Edition 2

The Sociology of Law: An Introduction / Edition 2

by Roger Cotterrell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0406517703

ISBN-13: 9780406517708

Pub. Date: 02/17/2005

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The Sociology of Law offers a distinctive view of contemporary law in Western societies and provides a clear analytical framework for the study of the diverse literature relating to its field. This new edition has been enlarged and re-written to take account of recent theoretical literature, changes of emphasis in interpretation and new research on legal practice,

Overview

The Sociology of Law offers a distinctive view of contemporary law in Western societies and provides a clear analytical framework for the study of the diverse literature relating to its field. This new edition has been enlarged and re-written to take account of recent theoretical literature, changes of emphasis in interpretation and new research on legal practice, dispute processing and law enforcement since the last edition appeared in 1984.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780406517708
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/17/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
414
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.
Theory and Method in the Study of Law
1. The Social Basis of Law
2. Law as an Instrument of Social Change
3. Laws as an Integrative Mechanism
4. Law, Power and Ideology
5. The Acceptance and Legitimacy of Law
6. Professional Guardianship of Law
7. Judges, Courts, Disputes
8. The Enforcement and Invocation of Law
9. The Prognosis for Law
Index

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