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Author Luhmann, Niklas, 1927-1998, author.
Uniform Title Rechtssoziologie. English
Title A sociological theory of law / Niklas Luhmann ; translated by Elizabeth King-Utz and Martin Albrow ; edited by Martin Albrow.
Publication Info. Abingdon, Oxon [UK] : Routledge, 2014.
Edition Second edition.
Location Call No. Status Notes
 Law Library  K 372 .L8313 2014    CHECKED IN
Description xlvii, 421 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-397) and index.
Summary "Niklas Luhmann is recognised as a major social theorist, and his treatise on the sociology of law is a classic text. For Luhmann, law provides the framework of the state, lawyers are the main human resourced for the state, and legal theory provides the most suitable base from which to theorize on the nature of society. He explores the concept of law in the light of a general theory of social systems, showing the important part law plays in resolving fundamental problems a society may face. He then goes on to discuss in detail how modern 'positive' -- as opposed to 'natural' -- law comes to fulfil this function. The work as a whole is not only a contribution to legal sociology, but a major work in social theory. With a revised translation, and a new introduction by Martin Albrow. "-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Sociological jurisprudence.
LAW / General.
LAW / Jurisprudence.
LAW / Legal History.
Sociological jurisprudence.
Added Author Albrow, Martin, translator.
King-Utz, Elizabeth, translator.
ISBN 9780415858960 (hbk.)
0415858968 (hbk.)
9780203796764 (ebk.)
0203796764 (ebk.)
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