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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Laws and Societies: Contemporary Approaches, Global Issues

ISBN13: 9780521113786
Published: March 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £64.99

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This text seeks to situate socio-legal studies in a global context. Law and society scholarship in the United States and elsewhere typically assumes one legal system and one society and explores the relationship between them. Such a narrow endeavor perpetuates a Western international relations model that too often conflates law, culture and the nation-state. A more global socio-legal perspective engages with multiple laws and societies within and across national borders and recognizes diverse socio-legal systems based on very different historical and cultural traditions, interacting on multiple local, national and global levels. This more global perspective also reveals an array of transnational issues including regional conflicts, genocide, mass immigration, environmental degradation, and climate change that have consistently defied resolution via conventional international system of governance. The approach to global legal pluralism outlined here seeks to provide a framework for envisioning new global governance regimes that move beyond state-based solutions to deal with trenchant transnational challenges.

1. Introduction: sociolegal scholarship in the 21st century
2. Interconnected themes and challenges
3. Producing legal knowledge
4. Reimagining legal geographies
5. Securing peoples
6. Re-racializing the world
7. Conclusion: the enduring relevance of law?