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Description - Towards an Economic Sociology of Law by Diamond Ashiagbor

Reflecting a developing trend towards interdisciplinary research
in economics and law, this agenda-setting volume makes the
case for economic sociology of law ? an
emerging field that draws on empirical, analytical and normative
insights from sociology to investigate relationships between
legal and economic phenomena. It locates this novel subject in a
wider socio-legal tradition and identifies common ground between
Polanyian and Weberian approaches to the law, economy, and society,
despite the two theorists? divergent views on the
functionality of the capitalist model. The volume provides a
platform for researchers? critical responses to the
?social embeddedness? of market societies.
Contributors demonstrate the value of applying a combination of
methods in their work, from heterogeneous disciplines such as legal
history and ethnography. They consider the position in the western
and developed nations, as well as in
post-colonial polities. The resulting publication is a
well-crafted primer on a specialism that, by combining the insights
of socio-economic analysis with the formative influences
exerted by their specific legal contexts, informs a more nuanced
assessment of law, economics and society.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781118508251
ISBN-10: 1118508254
Format: Paperback / softback
(228mm x 154mm x 6mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: 8-Mar-2013
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Diamond Ashiagbor

Diamond Ashiagbor is Professor of Labour Law at SOAS,University of London. Widely published in the fields of labour andemployment law, human rights, multiculturalism, and development,she won the Society of Legal Scholars Prize for OutstandingLegal Scholarship for her book The European Employment Strategy:Labour Market Regulation and New Governance (2005). ProfAshiagbor received the Fernand Braudel Senior Fellowship in 2011,as well as the EU-US Fulbright Research Award. Prabha Kotiswaran is Senior Lecturer in Criminal Law atthe Dickson Poon School of Law, King s College London. Withresearch interests in criminal law, feminist legal theory and thesociology of law, her most recent volume, Dangerous Sex,Invisible Labor: Sex Work and the Law in India (2011), won theSLSA-Hart Prize for early-career academics. Her current workexplores the evolving jurisprudence of anti-trafficking law, andthe regulation of markets in social reproduction. Amanda Perry-Kessaris is Professor of InternationalEconomic Law at SOAS, University of London, and has studied law,economics and ethnography. She is currently focusing on theanalytical potential of Economic Sociology of Law for the field oflaw and development and graphic design as a method of communicationin that field. She has previously been funded by the BritishAcademy to study the impact of economics on law and development;and the Leverhulme Trust and the Socio-Legal Studies Association toinvestigate the role of the Indian legal system as a mediator offoreign investment relations. She is secretary to the Socio-LegalStudies Association.

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