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Normativity in Legal Sociology

Methodological Reflections on Law and Regulation in Late Modernity

Authors: Banakar, Reza

  • Explores issues of methodology from a doctrinal as well as from an interdisciplinary perspective
  • Maps the development of law and socio-legal research from industrialisation to globalisation
  • Searches for forms of regulation which can effectively meet the challenges of contemporary global/network society
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About this book

The field of socio-legal research has encountered three fundamental challenges over the last three decades – it has been criticized for paying insufficient attention to legal doctrine, for failing to develop a sound theoretical foundation and for not keeping pace with the effects of the increasing globalization and internationalization of law, state and society. This book examines these three challenges from a methodological standpoint. It addresses the first two by demonstrating that legal sociology has much to say about justice as a kind of social experience and has always engaged theoretically with forms of normativity, albeit on its own empirical terms rather than on legal theory’s analytical terms. The book then explores the third challenge, a result of the changing nature of society, by highlighting the move from the industrial relations of early modernity to the post-industrial conditions of late modernity, an age dominated by information technology. It poses the question whether socio-legal research has sufficiently reassessed its own theoretical premises regarding the relationship between law, state and society, so as to grasp the new social and cultural forms of organization specific to the twenty-first century’s global societies.

About the authors

Reza Banakar is Professor of Legal Sociology and the Director of Research at the Sociology of Law Department at Lund University, Sweden.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction: Emerging Legal Uncertainty

    Banakar, Reza

    Pages 1-19

  • Conflict and Competition Between Law and Sociology

    Banakar, Reza

    Pages 21-40

  • Social Scientific Studies of Law

    Banakar, Reza

    Pages 41-58

  • Whose Experience Is the Measure of Justice?

    Banakar, Reza

    Pages 59-76

  • On the Paradox of Contextualisation

    Banakar, Reza

    Pages 77-97

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Hardcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-09649-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: October 7, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-35891-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Normativity in Legal Sociology
Book Subtitle
Methodological Reflections on Law and Regulation in Late Modernity
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-09650-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-09650-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-09649-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35891-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 292
Number of Illustrations
1 illustrations in colour
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