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Legal System Between Order and Disorder - Michel Van De Kerchove

Legal System Between Order and Disorder

Hardcover Published: 29th September 1994
ISBN: 9780198256922
Number Of Pages: 224

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Law has long been conceived as a system and system involves order. However, the authors argue, for any system, even a legal system, to function it must also involve elements of disorder.
This book investigates the systematic nature of a legal system, particularly as to the validity and interpretation of law, in four main areas: the elements of a legal system, relations among its elements, its relation to its environment and its relation to time.
It is argued that, being both open and closed, self- and hetero-regulated, fixed and changing, complex and fluid, a legal system appears as a constant entangling of order and disorder.
This innovative interdisciplinary study moves from traditional theory of legal system through systems theory to game theory, as well as drawing on sociology and anthropology of law.

Acknowledgementsp. v
Preface to the Frencb Editionp. ix
General Problematicp. 1
Elements of a Legal Systemp. 22
Relations Among the Elements of a Legal Systemp. 27
A Legal System and Its Environmentp. 102
Legal System and Temporalityp. 147
Conclusionsp. 170
Referencesp. 177
Subject Indexp. 193
Name Indexp. 198
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ISBN: 9780198256922
ISBN-10: 0198256922
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 29th September 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.39