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Title Concepts of law : comparative, jurisprudential, and social science perspectives / edited by Seán Patrick Donlan, University of Limerick, Ireland, Lukas Heckendorn Urscheler, Swiss Institute of Comparative Law, Switzerland
Imprint Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2014]
book jacket
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 人文社會聯圖  K236 .C665 2014    AVAILABLE    30660020144916
Descript xii, 257 pages ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Juris diversitas
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
"Debates surrounding the concept of law are not new. For a wide variety of reasons and in a wide variety of ways, the meaning of 'law' has long been an important part of Western thought, both within legal scholarship and beyond. The contributors to Concepts of Law are international experts from the fields of comparative law, legal philosophy, and the social sciences. Combining theoretical analyses with case studies, they explore various legal concepts and contexts from diverse national and disciplinary perspectives. Legal and normative pluralism is a theme throughout. Some chapters discuss the development of state law and legal systems. Others wrestle with law's rhetoric and the potential utility of alternative vocabularies, e.g., "governance" and "governmentality". Others reveal the rich polyjurality of the present, from the local to the global. The result is a rich picture of both present scholarship on laws and norms and the state of contemporary legal complexity, each crossing traditional boundaries"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Legal polycentricity
Law -- Philosophy
Alt Author Donlan, Seán Patrick, editor
Heckendorn Urscheler, Lukas, editor
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