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Vol 23 No 1 Jan/Feb 2018

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Foucault and Law: Towards a Sociology of Law as Governance

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ISBN13: 9780745308425
ISBN: 0745308422
Published: April 1996
Publisher: Pluto Press Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print
Hardback edition out of print, ISBN13 9780745308418

This work introduces Michel Foucault's ideas on law to both graduate and undergraduate students, making no assumptions of prior reading of his work.

It offers a brief overview of the significance and implications of Foucault's corpus of work before providing an exposition of his thought on law. The discussion is organized around a number of themes that run through Foucault's writings, particularly his tendency to counterpoise law and modernity, viewing law as associated with pre-modern political forms.

The book concludes with an exploration of the sociology of governance as applied to law, drawing on the work of Durkheim and Weber as well as on Foucault's own material.

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