Closure or critique

new directions in legal theory

Author: Alan William Norrie

Publisher: Edinburgh Univ Pr

ISBN: 9780748604456

Category: Law

Page: 219

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Law & the Beautiful Soul

Author: Alan Norrie,Edmund Davies Professor of Criminal Law and Justice Alan Norrie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135310262

Category: Law

Page: 250

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Starting from concrete legal issues, Alan Norrie develops a critical vision of law in its relation to morality and socio-historical context. Traced historically, the conflicts he describes can be read today in law's treatment of legality and justice, judgment and responsibility. Joint winner of the Hart / Socio-Legal Studies Association Book Prize 2006.

Law, Society and Community

Socio-Legal Essays in Honour of Roger Cotterrell

Author: Richard Nobles,David Schiff

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317107292

Category: Law

Page: 372

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This collection of socio-legal studies, written by leading theorists and researchers from around the world, offers original, perceptive and critical contributions to ideas and theories that have been expounded by Roger Cotterrell over a long and distinguished career. Engaging with many classic issues and theories of the sociology of law, the contributions are likely to become classics themselves as they tackle some of the most significant challenges that modern law faces. They do not shy away from what one of the contributors describes as the complexity and multiplicity of our contemporary legal world. The book is organized in three parts: socio-legal themes; methodological and jurisprudential themes; globalization, cultural and comparative law themes. Starting with a chapter that re-engages with the need to interpret legal ideas sociologically, and ending with one that explores the global significance of modern fascination with the idea of the rule of law, this selection offers important additions to the oeuvre of Roger Cotterrell (a list of whose academic writings is included in the book).

Unspeakable Subjects

Feminist Essays in Legal and Social Theory

Author: Nicola Lacey

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847311474

Category: Law

Page: 320

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Nicola Lacey's book presents a feminist critique of law based on an analysis of the ways in which the very structure or method of modern law is gendered. All of the essays in the book therefore engage at some level with the question of whether there are things of a general nature to be said about what might be called the sex or gender of law. Ranging across fields including criminal law,public law and anti-discrimination law, the essays examine the conceptual framework of modern legal practices: the legal conception of the subject as an individual; the concepts of equality, freedom, justice and rights; and the legal construction of public and private realms and of the relations between individual, state and community. They also reflect upon the deployment of law as a means of furthering feminist ethical and political values. At a more general level, the essays contemplate the relationship between feminist and other critical approaches to legal theory; the relationship between the ideas underlying feminist legal theory and those informing contemporary developments in social and political theory; and the nature of the relationship between feminist legal theories and feminist legal politics. The essays in this book tell the story of an intellectual journey which has led the author to question some of the central assumptions of traditional legal education and scholarship. They also set out a distinctive vision of jurisprudence as a form of critical social theory.

British Book News

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Best books

Page: N.A

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Includes no. 53a: British wartime books for young people.

An introduction to law and social theory

Author: Reza Banakar,Max Travers

Publisher: Hart Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 367

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Although most law schools recognise the value of introducing students to a broader sociological perspective on law, this usually falls short of a full engagement with sociology as an academic discipline. This book introduces a wide range of sociological traditions, and how they can be used in investigating law and legal institutions. The book is organised into six sections, each with an introduction by the editors, on classical sociology of law, structural functionalism and systems theory, critical approaches, interpretive approaches, postmodernism, and pluralism and globalisation, and a conclusion that discusses the relationship between law and sociology. Each of the chapters is written by a specialist who reviews the literature, and discusses how the approach can be used in researching different topics. CONTENTS: Introduction (Reza Banakar and Max Travers) 1. CLASSICAL SOCIOLOGY AND LAW: The Problematization of Law in Classical Social Theory (Alan Hunt); Sociological Jurisprudence (Reza Banakar) 2. STRUCTURAL FUNCTIONALISM AND SYSTEMS THEORY: The Thick Description of Law: An Introduction to Niklas Luhmann's Theory (Klaus A. Ziegert); Jurgen Habermas and the Sociology of Law (Bo Carlsson) 3. CRITICAL APPROACHES: Marxism and the Social Theory of Law (Robert Fine); Sharing the Paradigms? CLS and the Sociology of Law (Jiri Priban), Feminist Legal Theory (Ruth Fletcher); A Race and Gendered Organisational Logic in Law Firms (Jennifer Pierce); Putting Gender and Sexuality on the Agenda (Nico J Beger); The Power of the Legal Field (Mikael R. Madsen and Yves Dezalay) 4. INTERPRETIVE APPROACHES: Symbolic Interactionism and Law (Max Travers); Ethnomethodology and Law (Robert Dingwall) 5. POSTMODERNISM: Foucault and Law (Gary Wickham); Postmodernism and Common Law (Shaun McVeigh) 6. LEGAL PLURALISM (Anne Griffiths); Globalistion and Law (John Flood); Comparative Sociology of Law (David Nelken) CONCLUSIONS: Law and Sociology (Reza Banakar and Max Travers).

Legal Pluralism

Toward a Multicultural Conception of Law

Author: Warwick Tie

Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 285

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This text explores the present state and future prospects of the legal pluralist paradigm. Its goal is to identify the most fertile dimensions of that paradigm for theorizing the future of law, for conditions where the liberal concept of law is contested by a range of socio-cultural perspectives.

Introduction to jurisprudence and legal theory

commentary and materials

Author: Anne Barron

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 1171

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This book provides an accessible introduction to jurisprudence and legal theory. It sets out a course of study that offers a highly effective series of introductions into a wide variety of theories and theoretical perspectives, from traditional approaches such as Natural Law to modern onessuch as Feminist Theory, Economic Analysis of Law and Foucault and Law, _ The book is designed for students of jurisprudence and legal theory, but it will also assist those studying law and legal systems within courses on Political Science, Philosophy and Sociology.

The Ethics of Suffering

Modern Law, Philosophy and Medicine

Author: Marinos Diamantides

Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780754613268

Category: Philosophy

Page: 196

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Philosophically, this text aims to express a simple, if forgotten, truth which is expressed in the philosophical work of Emmanuel Levinas: justice (be it state justice or informal one) is not possible without the one that renders it finding himself caught in proximity. The book examines various situations arising in the context of medical law and medical ethics in both the English and North American contexts. Looking closely at the suffering involved in controversial legal cases of euthanasia, withdrawal of life support from comatose patients, treating elderly patients without consent and sterilization of incompetent patients, the book engages the law with some of Emmanuel Levinas's key notions. Moreover, the work attempts to explain the general aspects of judicial policy in relation to patients and doctors. The author's purpose is to show that the inappropriate use of legal doctrine and the political instrumentalization of medicine can only occur effectively in conditions in which both the legal and medical practices are ethically disorientated.

Imagining crime

textual outlaws and criminal conversations

Author: Alison Young

Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

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This book offers an original and challenging reading of the 'crimino-legal complex' - criminology, criminal justice, criminal law, the media and everyday experiences - in the light of cultural studies and feminist theory.Through an exploration of the crisis engendered by the failure of the crimino-legal complex to solve the problems of crime and criminality, Alison Young exposes the cultural dimension of its institutions and practices. She analyzes the far-reaching effects of the cultural value given to crime, showing it to be rooted in a powerful nexus of the body, language, the community and everyday life.Imagining Crime examines a number of key events and issues which have signalled shifts in the representation of crime. These include: criminology's resistance to feminist intervention; the pleasures of reading detective fiction; ambiguities of victimization and social justice in the city; sacrificial structures in the law's response to conjugal homicide; policing the ethnicity of the 'illegal' immigrant; defensive responses to the limits of representation in the Bulger affair; the governmental strategies of campaigns against single mothers; and the fatalism of the spectacle of HIV/AIDS in criminal justice policy.

The Phenomenology of Modern Legal Discourse

The Juridical Production and the Disclosure of Suffering

Author: William E. Conklin

Publisher: Dartmouth Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 285

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Drawing from private and public law areas, the author shows how the non-lawyer becomes aggrieved to the legal discourse itself and how it is possible to retrieve the concealed embodied meanings of the non-knower.

El Alto, rebel city

self and citizenship in Andean Bolivia

Author: Sian Lazar

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

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"El Alto, Rebel City" combines ethnography and political theory to explore the astonishing political power exercised by the indigenous citizens of El Alto, Bolivia in the past decade.

Émile Durkheim

Law in a Moral Domain

Author: Roger Cotterrell

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780748613397

Category: Ethics, Modern

Page: 276

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Emile Durkheim: Law in a Moral Domain is the first full-length account in English of Durkheim's ideas on law. Radically challenging standard accounts of these ideas, it draws on a wide range of writings by Durkheim and his co-workers to present his legal thought systematically as a unified, highly original and hitherto unjustly neglected contribution to the understanding of law. Durkheim confronts issues about the moral foundations of contemporary Western law. He explains in relation to such fields as criminal, contract, property, inheritance, industrial, and family law, the values that must underpin this law, justifying these sociologically in terms of law's modern tasks and its historical development. Emile Durkheim: Law in a Moral Domain also surveys the work of jurists who were closely involved in Durkheim's sociological project, but are little known in the common world. It shows Durkheimian legal theory as a rich, multi-faceted enterprise which, until now, has lacked proper recognition. Addressing many standard criticisms of Durkheim's sociology, Professor Cotterrell shows that some of these need substantial reconsideration in the light of Durkheim's work on law.* Accessible account of the whole of Durkheim's writing about law in society* Shows the centrality of Durkeim's legal theory to his social theory as a whole* Reveals Durkheim as a highly original and instructive theorist of law* Does not presuppose prior familiarity with Durkheim's sociology or with legal theory

Postcolonial Agency

Author: Simone Bignall

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748688544

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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Newly available in paperback, this book complements and balances the attention given by postcolonial theory to the revitalisation and recognition of the agency of colonised peoples.

Understanding Jurisprudence

An Introduction to Legal Theory

Author: Raymond Wacks

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198806019

Category: Jurisprudence

Page: 407

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Written with students in mind, Professor Raymond Wacks brings legal theory to life through his lucid and entertaining style. The author has crafted a manageable guide, balancing concise introductions to the key theorists and core issues such as punishment and rights without ignoring thesubtleties of the subject. Seminal quotes from leading scholars are included to help students recognise the impact of their work, while extensive further reading suggestions at the end of each chapter invite students to explore the broad range of literature available on central topics. Each chapter concludes with a series ofcritical questions designed to encourage reader to think analytically about the law and the key debates which surround it. This book is accompanied by online resources which includes multiple-choice questions with instant feedback to give students the chance to test their understanding.