Law, Culture and Society: Legal Ideas in the Mirror of Social Theory

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2006 - Law - 198 pages
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Chapters include: 'Law and Social Theory', 'A Legal Concept of Community', 'The Concept of Legal Culture', 'Law in Culture', 'Sociology and Comparative Law' and 'Frontiers of Community'.
 

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Contents

Law and Social Theory
15
Legal Philosophy and Legal Pluralism
29
Why Must Legal Ideas be Interpreted Sociologically?
45
A Legal Concept of Community
65
Applications Comparative Law and Culture
79
The Concept of Legal Culture
81
Law in Culture
97
Is There a Logic of Legal Transplants?
109
Sociology and Comparative Law
127
Interpretation in Comparative Law
145
Frontiers of Community
161
Bibliography
171
Index
189
About the Author
199
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About the author (2006)

Roger Cotterrell FBA is Anniversary Professor of Legal Theory at Queen Mary, University of London, UK. He studied law and sociology at London University and, before joining the Queen Mary faculty, taught at the University of Leicester. A former trustee of the Law and Society Association, he has held visiting positions at universities in Belgium, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Hong Kong and the United States. His other books include three edited works published by Ashgate: Law and Society (1994), Sociological Perspectives on Law (two volumes, 2001) and Law in Social Theory (2006). He was awarded the 2013 SLSA Annual Prize for Contributions to the Socio-Legal Community

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