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The activities in Spain involved with law and society research derive from interrelated elements that are associated with the shaping of legal sociology as a scientific discipline within the scope of general sociology. These activities deal with the reality of law as a social phenomenon linked to other social phenomena.

Following Renato Treves (1907–1992), both theoretical and practical work has attempted to identify and analyze social elements in law, while other research has sought to individualize the position and function of law within society. Studies involving both sociologists and lawyers enhance these two dimensions, building what one may call sociology in the law.

The main Spanish center for these activities is located in Oñati, Guipúzcoa, in Basque Country at the International Institute for the Sociology of ...

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