General Jurisprudence of Law and Society by Brian Z. Tamanaha
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General Jurisprudence of Law and Society
By Brian Z. Tamanaha

A General Jurisprudence of Law and Society

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General Jurisprudence of Law and Society by Brian Z. Tamanaha

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A General Jurisprudence of Law and Society is a theoretical and sociological exploration of the relationship between law and society. Law is generally understood to be a mirror of society-a reflection of its customs and morals-that functions to maintain social order. Focusing on this common understanding, the book conducts a survey of Western legal and social theories about law and its relationship within society. It then engages in a theoretical and empirical critique of this common understanding. The theoretical critique exposes the mythical quality of the two most often repeated theories about the emergence of law, the evolutionary theory and the social contract theory. It also discusses a fundamental shift, resulting from Enlightenment ideas about reason and morality, in the theoretical understanding of the relationship between morality and law. The empirical critique covers various subjects, primarily including the impact of legal transplantation and globalization. Brian Z. Tamanaha then constructs an alternative universally applicable framework with which to understand the relationship between law and society. The core component to this framework is a non-essentialist approach to the concept of law, which provides a basis for understanding of the phenomenon of legal pluralism. Finally, the book articulates how this framework would operate in facilitating our ability to study, understand, and criticize the relationship between law and society in a variety of contexts around the world today. In addition to illuminating the relationship between law and society, a key aspect of the argument of this book is to construct an approach to law that integrates legal theory with sociological approaches to law.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199244669
ISBN-10: 0199244669
Format: Hardback
(224mm x 145mm x 20mm)
Pages: 284
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 19-Jul-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Brian Z. Tamanaha

Brian Z. Tamanaha is Professor of Law at St John's Univerity School of Law, New York

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