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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199546121
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 09/15/2008
Series: Oxford Socio-Legal Studies Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 512
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Prior to his death in 1998, Niklas Luhammn was Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Bielefeld University. This work has been translated from the original German by Prof. Alex Ziegert, and edited by Fatima Kastner, Richard Nobles, David Schiff, and Rosamund Ziegert.

Table of Contents

Foreword, Niklas Luhmann
Introduction, Richard Nobles and David Schiff
1. The Location of Legal Theory
2. The Operative Closure of the Legal System
3. The Function of Law
4. Coding and Programming
5. Justice: a Formula for Contingency
6. The Evolution of Law
7. The PositionoOf Courts in the Legal System
8. Legal Arguments
9. Politics and Law
10. Structural Couplings
11. The Self-description of the Legal System
12. Society and its Law

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