This collection of essays brings together Zygmunt Bauman and a number of internationally distinguished legal scholars who examine the influence of Bauman's recent works on social theory of law and socio-legal studies. Contributors focus on the concept of 'liquid society' and its adoption by legal scholars. The volume opens with Bauman's analysis of fears and policing in 'liquid society' and continues by examining the social and legal theoretical context and implications of Bauman's theory.
About the Author
Jirí Pribán is Professor in Cardiff Law School, Cardiff University, UK. He has published extensively in the areas of sociology of law, legal philosophy, constitutional and European comparative law, and theory of human rights. He is an editor of the Journal of Law and Society and a regular contributor to the BBC World Service, the Czech TV, newspapers and other periodicals.
Jirí Pribán, Zygmunt Bauman, Anton Schütz, Pablo S. Ghetti, Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Emilios Christodoulidis, Grazyna Skapska, Vito Breda, Pierre Guibentif, David Nelken.
Table of Contents
Contents: Introduction: Theorizing liquid modernity and its legal context, Jirí Pribán. Part I Liquidity, Uncertainty and Fear: Uncertainty and other liquid-modern fears, Zygmunt Bauman. Part II Theorizing Liquid Modernity: How aufarbeiten 'liquid society'? Zymunt Bauman's wager, Anton Schütz; World and waste, or the law of liquidity, Pablo S. Ghetti; Fear in the lawscape, Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos. Part III Liquidity and Solidity in Politics and Ethics: The politics of liquid modernity: Polanyi and Bauman on commodification and fluidity, Emilios Christodoulidis; Facing past human rights abuse: a way from a liquid to a solid society, Grazyna Skapska. Part IV European Adventures and Identities: European legality and its critique: on Bauman's concept of an adventurous Europe, Jirí Pribán; Constitutional identities in a liquid society, Vito Breda. Part V Liquidity of Social Inclusion Policies, Migrations and Integrations: The liquidity and solidity of contemporary social reality: the example of social inclusion policies, Pierre Guibentif; Liquid modernity and the integration of young immigrants in Italy, David Nelken; Index.