Foucault and Law: Towards a Sociology of Law as Governance

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Pluto Press, Nov 15, 1994 - Law - 148 pages
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When he died in 1984, Michel Foucault was regarded as one of the most profoundly influential philosophers of his day. Although the law itself never formed a central focus for Foucault, many of the principal themes in his writings are concerned with issues of governance and power that are of direct relevance to the study of law. And yet, until now, Foucault's work has attracted only fleeting attention from the legal academy. Foucault and Law corrects this oversight. Opening with a lucid, critical and unpretentious account of Foucault's work, Hunt and Wickham map out a terrain of methodological and theoretical principals, providing the groundwork for a new sociology of law as governance.

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Professor Alan Hunt holds Chairs in Law and in Sociology at Carleton University, Ottawa and has published extensively on the critical legal studies movement. Gary Wickham is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia and has written on numerous aspects of social theory and the politics of law.

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