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Self-sufficiency of Law

A Critical-institutional Theory of Social Order

Authors: Croce, Mariano

  • A complete overview of the most recent research outcomes in three areas, legal positivism, legal pluralism and legal institutionalism
  • Offers reasons for removing the barriers between philosophy, sociology and anthropology
  • Suggests important guidelines for empirical research and politics in Western and non-Western countries
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The book investigates the role of law and legal experts in the organisational dynamics of a population, demonstrating that law is a stable practice among those who (in virtue of the special knowledge they master) are called upon to select the ‘normative facts’ of a population, i.e. the interactional standards that are proclaimed as binding for the entire population by the publicly recognised legal experts (whose peremptory judgments can be only revised by peers). It proposes an integration of the recent research outcomes achieved in three different areas of study: legal positivism, legal institutionalism and legal pluralism and examines the notions of rule, coercion, institution, practice elaborated by significant theorists in the mentioned areas and illumine both their merits and flaws. Furthermore it advances a notion of law and a description of the legal field which are able to account for the nature of the legal filed as the cradle of the social order. new back cover copy: In an era characterized by a streaking global pluralism, the collapse of many state agencies, the emergence of multiple sources of law, and the rise of informal justice, the idea of a unitary and homogenous legal system seems old-fashioned. But philosophers, sociologists and anthropologists still hold many debates on the nature of law and its function, which is that law represents an institution that characterizes any orderly social context of human beings, and this book plunges into the center of those debates. Self-sufficiency of Law: A Critical-institutional Theory of Social Order investigates the role of law and legal experts in the organizational dynamics of a population. It demonstrates that law is a stable practice among those who are called upon to select the “normative facts” of a population, that is, the interactional standards that are proclaimed as binding for the entire population by the publicly recognized legal experts. To do this, the author proposes an integration of the recent research outcomes achieved in three different areas of study—legal positivism, legal institutionalism and legal pluralism. He examines the notions of rule, coercion, institution and practice elaborated on by significant theorists in these fields, highlighting both the merits and flaws and ultimately advancing a notion of law and a description of the legal field which are able to account for the nature of the legal field as the cradle of social order. This text covers key guidelines for empirical research and political activities in Western and non-Western countries.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Legal Theory as a Scientific Discipline and the Variety of Rules

    Croce, Mariano

    Pages 5-18

  • Legal Validity and the Problem of Rule-Acceptance

    Croce, Mariano

    Pages 19-29

  • Reflective Acceptance: Reasons for Action and Criterion-Rules

    Croce, Mariano

    Pages 31-48

  • The Legal Practice and Its (Vanishing) Borders

    Croce, Mariano

    Pages 49-63

  • The Pluralist Divide

    Croce, Mariano

    Pages 67-97

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eBook $139.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Self-sufficiency of Law
Book Subtitle
A Critical-institutional Theory of Social Order
Authors
Series Title
Law and Philosophy Library
Series Volume
99
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4298-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4298-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4297-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9481-8
Series ISSN
1572-4395
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXX, 218
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