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This is a timely new edition of Sharyn L. Roach Anleu’s invaluable introduction to the sociology of law and its role as a social institution and social process. Discussing current theory and key empirical research from a diverse range of perspectives the book gives relevant examples, from various cultures and societies, to provide a sociological view which goes beyond more jurisprudential approaches to law and society. This thoroughly updated edition engages with modern scholarship, and recent research, on globalization while also looking at related issues such as the internationalization of law and human rights.  

Contemporary Social Theory and Law
Contemporary social theory and law

Current social theories of law are diverse, often highly abstract, and it is difficult to corral them into clear statements about general themes or to identify unambiguous theoretical directions. Continuing concerns remain with the nature of law in modern societies alongside new attention to the effects of ...

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