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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Law and Social Theory 2nd ed

ISBN13: 9781849463812
Previous Edition ISBN: 1841132098
Published: September 2013
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £26.99

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There is a growing interest within law schools in the intersections between law and different areas of social theory. The second edition of this popular text introduces a wide range of traditions in sociology and the humanities that offer provocative, contextual views on law and legal institutions.

The book is organised into five sections, each with an introduction by the editors, on classical sociology of law, relating structure and action, critical approaches, postmodernism, and law in global society. Each chapter is written by a specialist who reviews the literature, and discusses how the approach can be used in researching different topics.

New chapters include authoritative reviews of actor network theory, legal realism, critical race theory, post-colonial theories of law, and the sociology of the legal profession. Over half the chapters are new, and the rest include discussion of recent literature.

Introduction Reza Banakar and Max Travers

Section 1: Classical Sociology of Law Introduction by Reza Banakar and Max Travers
1. The Problematisation of Law in Classical Social Theory Alan Hunt
2. Sociological Jurisprudence A Javier Trevino

Section 2: Systems Theory Introduction by Reza Banakar and Max Travers
3. The Radical Sociology of Niklas Luhmann Michael King
4. The Legal Theory of Jurgen Habermas: Between the Philosophy and the Sociology of Law Mathieu Defl em

Section 3: Critical Approaches Introduction by Reza Banakar and Max Travers
5. Marxism and the Social Theory of Law Robert Fine
6. Pierre Bourdieu's Sociology of Law: From the Genesis of the State to the Globalisation of Law Mikael Rask Madsen and Yves Dezalay
7. Feminist Legal Theory Harriet Samuels
8. Critical Race Theory Angela P Harris

Section 4: Law in Action Introduction by Reza Banakar and Max Travers
9. Interpretive Sociologists and Law Max Travers
10. Bruno Latour's Legal Anthropology Frederic Audren and Cedric Moreau de Bellaing
11. New Legal Realism and the Empirical Turn in Law Stewart Macaulay and Elizabeth Mertz

Section 5: Postmodernism Introduction by Reza Banakar and Max Travers
12. Foucault and Law Gary Wickham
13. Law and Postmodernism Shaun McVeigh
14. Postcolonial Theories of Law Eve Darian-Smith

Section 6: Law in a Global Society Introduction by Reza Banakar and Max Travers
15. Reviewing Legal Pluralism Anne Griffiths
16. Globalisation and Law: Law Beyond the State Ralf Michaels
17. Law and Regulation in Late Modernity Reza Banakar
18. Studies of the Legal Profession Ole Hammerslev
19. Comparative Sociology of Law David Nelken