Advanced

Introduction to Law and Social Theory

(2002)
Abstract
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... (More)
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. (Less)
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
publishing date
type
Book/Report
publication status
published
subject
keywords
Law, social theory, sociology, systems theory, conflict theory, postmodernism, globalisation, socio-legal, legal sociology
editor
Banakar, Reza LU and Travers, Max
pages
388 pages
publisher
Hart Publishing Ltd
ISBN
978-1-84113-209-9
language
English
LU publication?
no
id
7cdfac3d-383e-4c9f-a214-efa4ba3353db (old id 3632413)
alternative location
http://www.hartpub.co.uk/books/details.asp?isbn=9781841132099
date added to LUP
2013-04-11 12:25:39
date last changed
2016-06-29 09:09:45
@misc{7cdfac3d-383e-4c9f-a214-efa4ba3353db,
  abstract     = {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.<br/><br>
 <br/><br>
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.},
  editor       = {Banakar, Reza and Travers, Max},
  isbn         = {978-1-84113-209-9},
  keyword      = {Law,social theory,sociology,systems theory,conflict theory,postmodernism,globalisation,socio-legal,legal sociology},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {388},
  publisher    = {ARRAY(0x9c17098)},
  title        = {Introduction to Law and Social Theory},
  year         = {2002},
}