Law Culture And Society

Author: Roger Cotterrell
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351217968
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This book presents a distinctive approach to the study of law in society, focusing on the sociological interpretation of legal ideas. It surveys the development of connections between legal studies and social theory and locates its approach in relation to sociolegal studies on the one hand and legal philosophy on the other. It is suggested that the concept of law must be re-considered. Law has to be seen today not just as the law of the nation state, or international law that links nation states, but also as transnational law in many forms. A legal pluralist approach is not just a matter of redefining law in legal theory; it also recognizes that law's authority comes from a plurality of diverse, sometimes conflicting, social sources. The book suggests that the social environment in which law operates must also be rethought, with many implications for comparative legal studies. The nature and boundaries of culture become important problems, while the concept of multiculturalism points to the cultural diversity of populations and to problems of fragmentation, or perhaps to new kinds of unity of the social. Theories of globalization raise a host of issues about the integrity of societies and about the need to understand social networks and forces that extend beyond the political societies of nation states. Through a range of specific studies, closely interrelated and building on each other, the book seeks to integrate the sociology of law with other kinds of legal analysis and engages directly with current juristic debates in legal theory and comparative law.
A Theory of Literary Production
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Pierre Macherey
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-10-08 - Publisher: Routledge

Who is more important: the reader, or the writer? Originally published in French in 1966, Pierre Machereys first and most famous work, A Theory of Literary Production dared to challenge perceived wisdom, and quickly established him as a pivotal figure in literary theory. The reissue of this work as a
Yongming Yanshou's Conception of Chan in the Zongjing lu
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Albert Welter
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-04-26 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Yongming Yanshou ranks among the great thinkers of the Chinese and East Asian Buddhist traditions, one whose legacy has endured for more than a thousand years. Albert Welter offers new insight into the significance of Yanshou and his major work, the Zongjing lu, by showing their critical role in the
The Nature of Creative Development
Language: en
Pages: 572
Authors: Jonathan Feinstein
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-05-18 - Publisher: Stanford University Press

This book describes the basic structure and processes through which creative endeavors are initially developed and then transformed into creative contributions.
The Institutions of American Democracy
Language: en
Pages: 473
Authors: Geneva Overholser, Kathleen Hall Jamieson
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-05-26 - Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

Examines the role of the press in a democracy, investigating alternative models used throughout world history to understand how the American press has evolved. This work also examines the history, identity, roles, and future of the American press, with an emphasis on topics of concern to both practitioners and consumers
Philosophical Troubles
Language: en
Pages: 388
Authors: Saul A. Kripke
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-12-07 - Publisher: OUP USA

"Includes a selection of published and unpublished papers"--Introd.