Law, Society, and Economy: Centenary Essays for the London School of Economics and Political…

Hardcover | April 1, 1997

EditorRichard Rawlings

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This centenary volume of essays explores a number of related themes which differentiate and characterize the approach of the LSE. Central to this, is the assumption that law is one of the social sciences and that law should be studied "in context" as a social phenomenon. The contributors havebeen chosen both for their distinction and for their connection with the LSE, and include such eminent figures as Mrs Justice Arden, Judge Rosalyn Higgins, Sir Stephen Sedley, and Roberto Mangabeira Unger. The essays focus on three main subject areas: Law and Economy; Dimensions of Law; and Courts and Process which are discussed against the broader canvas of the School's approach to Law . Thus, Comaroff, Cohen, Unger and Teubner adopt an interdisciplinary approach to the subject, stressing both legaland social theory, while the contributions of Cranston, Cornish and others stress an internationalist approach. A characteristic LSE focus on the dynamic nature of law runs through the work of Collins, Higgins and Lord Wedderburn, while a reformist tradition (allied with concern for the practical)is explored alongside the introduction of new legal subjects into the curriculum. Fascinating and thought provoking, this volume is an accesible summary of current thought and debate presented by today's leading scholars and practioners. Law, Society and Economy will be of enduring interest to scholars and practioners worldwide, akin to Ginsberg's celebrated and widely citedvolume of essays which marked the School's fiftieth anniversary.

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This centenary volume of essays explores a number of related themes which differentiate and characterize the approach of the LSE. Central to this, is the assumption that law is one of the social sciences and that law should be studied "in context" as a social phenomenon. The contributors havebeen chosen both for their distinction and f...

Richard Rawlings is Reader in Law at the LSE. He was Articles Editor of the Modern Law Review 1991-1996.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:396 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.02 inPublished:April 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198262280

ISBN - 13:9780198262282

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Table of Contents

Law, Society and EconomyRichard Rawlings: Distinction and Diversity: Law and the LSEPART I: Law and EconomyLord Wedderburn: Laski's Law Behind the Law. 1906 to European Labour Law.Hugh Collins: The Sanctimony of Contract.Mrs Justice Arden: Codifying Directors' DutiesRoss Cranston: Praising the Professors: Commercial Law and the LSEAndrew ParkPART II: Dimensions of LawGunther Teubner: Altera Pars Audiatur: Laws in the Collision of DiscoursesRoberto Mangabeira Unger: Legal Analysis as Institutional ImaginationJudge Rosalyn Higgins: The Reformation in International LawStanley Cohen: Crime and Politics: Spot the Difference.John L. Comaroff: Legality, Modernity and Ethnicity in Colonial South Africa: An Excursion in the Historical Anthropology of LawPART III: Courts and Process.Sir Anthony Mason: Courts, Constitutions and Fundamental RightsJ.A.G. Griffith: Judges and the ConstitutionMr Justice Sedley: Autonomy and the Rule of LawCarol Harlow and Cyril Glasser: Legal Services and the Alternatives: The LSE TraditionMichael Zander: Access to Justice - Towards the 21st CenturyW.R. Cornish: Judicial Legislation

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'This splendid series of essays not only looks back over the first century of legal studies at LSE but also forward to the second.' LSE Magazine Winter 1997