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Law's Community: Legal theory in Sociological Perspective

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Law's Community offers a distinctive analysis of law, identifying political and moral problems that are fundamental to contemporary legal theory. It portrays contemporary law as institutionalized doctrine, emphasizing ways in which legal modes of thought influence wider currents of understanding and belief in contemporary Western societies. Exploring relationships between law and sociology as contrasting and competing fields of knowledge, Law's Communitydevelops ideas from social theory to identify key problems for legal development; in particular, those of restoring moral authority to law and of elaborating a concept of community that can guide legal regulation. The analysis leads to radical conclusions: among them, that law's functions need reconsideration atthe most general level, that a unitary state legal system as portrayed in traditional kinds of legal theory may no longer be adequate in complex contemporary societies, and that law should be reconceptualized as a diverse but co-ordinated plurality of systems, sites, and forms of regulation.

Condition: Cover shelfworn and marked, small marks to foreedge, pages clean and clear and binding tight.

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Author(s):
Cotterrell, Roger
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
8vo
Edition:
2005
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0198264909
ISBN-13:
9780198264903
Number of pages:
381
Publisher:
Clarendon Press
Title:
Law's Community: Legal theory in Sociological Perspective

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Law's Community offers a distinctive analysis of law, identifying political and moral problems that are fundamental to contemporary legal theory. It portrays contemporary law as institutionalized doctrine, emphasizing ways in which legal modes of thought influence wider currents of understanding and belief in contemporary Western societies. Exploring relationships between law and sociology as contrasting and competing fields of knowledge, Law's Communitydevelops ideas from social theory to identify key problems for legal development; in particular, those of restoring moral authority to law and of elaborating a concept of community that can guide legal regulation. The analysis leads to radical conclusions: among them, that law's functions need reconsideration atthe most general level, that a unitary state legal system as portrayed in traditional kinds of legal theory may no longer be adequate in complex contemporary societies, and that law should be reconceptualized as a diverse but co-ordinated plurality of systems, sites, and forms of regulation.

Condition: Cover shelfworn and marked, small marks to foreedge, pages clean and clear and binding tight.

Author(s):
Cotterrell, Roger
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
8vo
Edition:
2005
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0198264909
ISBN-13:
9780198264903
Number of pages:
381
Publisher:
Clarendon Press
Title:
Law's Community: Legal theory in Sociological Perspective

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