Law, Society and Community: Socio-Legal Essays in Honour of Roger Cotterrell

Law, Society and Community: Socio-Legal Essays in Honour of Roger Cotterrell

By: David Schiff (author), Richard Nobles (author)Hardback

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This collection of socio-legal studies, written by leading theorists and researchers from around the world, offers original, perceptive and critical contributions to ideas and theories that have been expounded by Roger Cotterrell over a long and distinguished career. Engaging with many classic issues and theories of the sociology of law, the contributions are likely to become classics themselves as they tackle some of the most significant challenges that modern law faces. They do not shy away from what one of the contributors describes as the complexity and multiplicity of our contemporary legal world. The book is organized in three parts: socio-legal themes; methodological and jurisprudential themes; globalization, cultural and comparative law themes. Starting with a chapter that re-engages with the need to interpret legal ideas sociologically, and ending with one that explores the global significance of modern fascination with the idea of the rule of law, this selection offers important additions to the oeuvre of Roger Cotterrell (a list of whose academic writings is included in the book).

About Author

Richard Nobles is Professor of Law at Queen Mary, University of London. His research interests are in the areas of System Theory as applied to Law; Criminal Appeals, and Miscarriages of Justice. David Schiff is Professor of Law at Queen Mary, University of London. His research interests are in the fields of criminal appeals and miscarriages of justice, and the application of autopoietic systems theory that involves the legal system's relationship to other subsystems of communication. Professors Nobles and Schiff have published widely on their respective areas of interest both independently and as co-authors.


Contents: Introduction, Richard Nobles and David Schiff. Part I Socio-Legal Themes: Why must legal ideas be interpreted sociologically? Roger Cotterrell and the vocation of sociology of law, David Nelken; Sociology, history and the 'internal' study of law, Michael Lobban; Images of borders and the politics and legality of identity, Zenon BaA"kowski and Maksymilian Del Mar; Brave new world? The challenges of transnational law and legal pluralism to contemporary legal theory, Sionaidh Douglas-Scott; Polity as constitutional law's community: on the expressive function and symbolism of national and transnational constitutions, JiA(TM)i PA(TM)ibaA; The politics of The Politics of Jurisprudence, Brian Z. Tamanaha. Part II Methodological and Jurisprudential Themes: Towards a fruitful cooperation between legal philosophy, legal sociology and doctrinal research: how legal interactionism may bridge unproductive oppositions, Sanne Taekema and Wibren van der Burg; Discovering the econo-socio-legal through a communal lens, Amanda Perry-Kessaris; Culture, community, comparison: approaching law in the pluriverse, Christoph Eberhard; Law, community and the 2011 London riots, Reza Banakar and Alexandra Lort Phillips; 'No justice, no peace!' Conceptualizing legal alienation in the aftermath of the Trayvon Martin case, Marc Hertogh; Three concepts of law and the lost art of legislation, Willem Witteveen; The sociology of The Politics of Jurisprudence, Richard Nobles and David Schiff. Part III Globalization, Cultural and Comparative Law Themes: The sociology of international law: an introduction, Mikael Rask Madsen; From legal pluralism to global legal pluralism, Paul Schiff Berman; Legal culture and legal transplants, Mark Van Hoecke; Keeping civility in its place: dissent, injustice, and the lessons of history, Austin Sarat; Why are Americans originalist?, Jack Balkin; The rule of law after the short twentieth century: launching a global career, Martin Krygier; Appendix; Index.

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  • ISBN13: 9781472409829
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 372
  • ID: 9781472409829
  • weight: 974
  • ISBN10: 1472409825

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