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A Sociology of Jurisprudence : Legal Theory Today - Richard ;Schiff,David Nobles

A Sociology of Jurisprudence

Legal Theory Today

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Published: 2006
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Niklas Luhmann's work is studied widely by lawyers and sociologists. This introductory text explains Luhmann's theory of law to English readers.

...both the reconstructions and applications of Luhmann's theory in this book are valuable and theoretically engaging...this book also breaks the mould of recent Luhmann-reception, as it expands Luhmann's sociology to elaborate a specific theory of jurisprudence...their book constitutes a very serious advance in socio-theoretical discussions of the law. Chris Thornhill The King's College Law Journal, Vol 17, Issue 1 2006 [Nobles and Schiff] cover with admirable precision and conciseness a range of legal theoretical approaches,...They also excel in identifying the flaws and limitations with each of these approaches...the book should be welcomed as a vehicle for subjecting various theories on law to a thorough, and in some cases long-overdue, critical examination. Michael King Journal of Law and Society, Vol 33, No 4 2006

Preface
Locating jurisprudence sociologically
Understanding closure
A sociological understanding of natural law and common law theory: constructing the conditions for legal positivism
Laws justice: beyond Dworkin
Laws closure: beyond Kelsen
Laws politics: criticising Critical Legal Studies
Law as sociological objectBibliographyIndex
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ISBN: 9781841135984
ISBN-10: 1841135984
Series: Legal Theory Today
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 2006
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 13.2  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 1