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Concepts of Law: Comparative, Jurisprudential, and Social Science Perspectives

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Edited by: Donlan, Sean Patrick, Lukas Heckendorn Urscheler

ISBN13: 9781409455264
Published: October 2014
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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Debates surrounding the concept of law are not new. For a wide variety of reasons and in a wide variety of ways, the meaning of 'law' has long been an important part of Western thought, both within legal scholarship and beyond. The contributors to Concepts of Law are international experts from the fields of comparative law, legal philosophy, and the social sciences. Combining theoretical analyses with case studies, they explore various legal concepts and contexts from diverse national and disciplinary perspectives. Legal and normative pluralism is a theme throughout. Some chapters discuss the development of state law and legal systems. Others wrestle with law’s rhetoric and the potential utility of alternative vocabularies, e.g., 'governance' and “governmentality”. Others reveal the rich polyjurality of the present, from the local to the global. The result is a rich picture of both present scholarship on laws and norms and the state of contemporary legal complexity, each crossing traditional boundaries.

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Comparative Law, Jurisprudence, Law and Society
Concepts of law: an introduction, Seán Patrick Donlan and Lukas Heckendorn Urscheler
Beyond the state in and of legal theory, Maksymilian Del Mar
Do ‘legal systems’ exist? The concept of law and comparative law, Mark van Hoecke
The concept of law: a Wittgensteinian approach with some ethnomethodological specificiations, Baudouin Dupret
The truth is out there? Legal pluralism and the language-game, Jaakko Husa
Remembering and applying legal pluralism: law as kite flying, Werner Menski
A sense of law: on shared normative experiences, Emmanuel Melissaris
Three perils of legal pluralism, Catherine Valcke
Legal sociology and the sociology of norms, David Nelken
Is law a special domain? On the boundary between the legal and the social, Mariano Croce
The creation and use of concepts of law when confronting legal and normative plurality, Andrew Halpin
A concept of law for global legal pluralism? Roger Cotterrell
The concept of law in postnational perspective, Alessio Lo Giudice
What is the context in ‘law in context’?, Julia Eckert
Short notes on the legal pluralism(s) in Somaliland, Salvatore Mancuso