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The Oldest Social Science? Configurations of Law and Modernity

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ISBN13: 9780198265597
ISBN: 019826559X
Published: October 1997
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £61.00



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This book looks critically at some of the underlying assumptions which shape our current understanding of the role and purpose of law and society. It focuses on adjudication as a social practice and as a set of governmental techniques. From this vantage point, it explores how the relationship between law, government and society has changed in the course of history in significant ways. At the centre of the argument is the elaboration of the notion of 'adjudicative government'. From this perspective it is argued that the relationship between law and society must be conceived in a different way in the era of economics, sociology and statistics. The impact of these disciplines both constitutes 'modernity' and unfolds a different role for law. The author argues that the traditional vision of the role of law, rooted in a complex set of hierarchical assumptions, is no longer adequate.

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Subjects:
Jurisprudence
Contents:
Preface; 1. The Measure of the Law: Society, Government and Law; 2. Legal Visions of Law and Society: the Penetrative Scheme and Classical Social Theory; 3. The Rise and Fall of Adjudicative Government: Its Nature, Evolution and Consequences; 4. Adjudicative Government and Social Science; 5. Beyond Hierarchy? System and Lifeworld, Unity and Fragmentation of the Idea of Law; 6. Conclusion: Modern Law and Modern Society

Series: Oxford Socio-Legal Studies

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Oxford University Press
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Law as a Social System
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ISBN 9780198262381
Published July 2006
Oxford University Press
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English Lawyers Between Market and State
Richard L. AbelConnell Professor of Law, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
ISBN 9780198260332
Published July 2005
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£120.00
Regulating Commercial Gambling: Past, Present and Future ISBN 9780198256724
Published September 2004
Oxford University Press
£99.00
Law as Last Resort: Prosecution Decision-Making in a Regulatory Agency
Keith HawkinsReader in Law and Society, and Fellow and Tutor in Law, Oriel College, University of Oxford
ISBN 9780199243884
Published April 2004
Oxford University Press
£95.00
Law as Last Resort: Prosecution Decision-Making in a Regulatory Agency
Keith HawkinsReader in Law and Society, and Fellow and Tutor in Law, Oriel College, University of Oxford
ISBN 9780199243891
Published April 2004
Oxford University Press
£38.99
Accountability: A Public Law Analysis of Government by Contract
A. C. L. DaviesFellow, All Souls College, Oxford
ISBN 9780198299486
Published July 2003
Oxford University Press
£78.00
English Lawyers Between Market and State ISBN 9780198260349
Published March 2003
Oxford University Press
£53.00
A General Jurisprudence of Law and Society
Brian Z. TamanahaProfessor of Law, St John's University School of Law, New York, USA
ISBN 9780199244669
Published July 2002
Oxford University Press
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A General Jurisprudence of Law and Society ISBN 9780199244676
Published July 2002
Oxford University Press
£29.49
Cause Lawyering and the State in a Global Era ISBN 9780195141177
Published January 2002
Oxford University Press
£19.49
The Justice of Islam
Lawrence RosenProfessor and Chair of Anthropology, and Adjunct Professor of Law, Columbia University, USA
ISBN 9780198298847
Published December 2001
Oxford University Press
£83.00
Realistic Socio-legal Theory: Pragmatism and a Social Theory of Law
Brian TamanahaAssistant Professor, St John's University School of Law, New York, USA
ISBN 9780198298250
Published July 2001
Oxford University Press
£38.99
World Jury Systems
Edited by: Neil Vidmar
ISBN 9780198298564
Published December 2000
Oxford University Press
£89.00
Regulating Workplace Safety: Systems and Sanctions ISBN 9780198268246
Published October 2000
Oxford University Press
£95.00
The Justice of Islam ISBN 9780198298854
Published February 2000
Oxford University Press
£38.99
Smart Regulation: Designing Environmental Policy ISBN 9780198268574
Published December 1999
Oxford University Press
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Just Lawyers: Reguation and Access to Justice ISBN 9780198268413
Published December 1999
Oxford University Press
£95.00
Compliance, Regulation and Environment ISBN 9780198264750
Published February 1999
Oxford University Press
£73.00
Cause Lawyering: Political Commitments and Professional Responsibilities
ISBN 9780195113204
Published October 1998
Oxford University Press
£51.00
Small Claims in the County Courts in England and Wales
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ISBN 9780198264774
Published June 1998
Clarendon Press
£79.00
Realistic Socio-legal Theory: Pragmatism and a Social Theory of Law
Brian Z. TamanahaAssistant Professor, St John's University School of Law, New York, USA
ISBN 9780198265603
Published May 1998
Oxford University Press
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Sexually Transmitted Debt: Surety Experience and English Law ISBN 9780198264736
Published December 1997
Clarendon Press
£69.00
Rules and Regulators
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ISBN 9780198262947
Published August 1997
Clarendon Press
£58.00
Housing Homeless Persons
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ISBN 9780198258766
Published June 1997
Oxford University Press
£67.00
Law's Community: Legal Theory in Sociological Perspective
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ISBN 9780198264903
Published June 1997
Oxford University Press
£44.49
Rules and Government ISBN 9780198264897
Published June 1996
Clarendon Press
£24.99
Wills, Inheritance and Families ISBN 9780198258346
Published March 1996
Oxford University Press
£73.00
The Social World of an English Crown Court: Witnesses and Professionals in the Crown Court Centre at Wood Green
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Published May 1995
Oxford University Press
£95.00
Families, Politics and the Law ISBN 9780198258100
Published April 1995
Oxford University Press
£90.00
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Ian AyresResearch Fellow, American Bar Foundation and Professor of Law, Stanford University, USA, John Braithwaite
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Oxford University Press
£25.49
The Uses of Discretion
Edited by: Keith Hawkins
ISBN 9780198259503
Published February 1995
Oxford University Press
£33.99
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Published January 1992
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£100.00