The Sociology of Law: An Introduction by Roger CotterrellThe Sociology of Law: An Introduction by Roger Cotterrell

The Sociology of Law: An Introduction

byRoger Cotterrell


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The Sociology of Law offers a distinctive view of contemporary law in Western societies and provides a clear analytical framework for the study of the diverse literature relating to its field. This new edition has been enlarged and re-written to take account of recent theoretical literature,changes of emphasis in interpretation and new research on legal practice, dispute processing and law enforcement since the last edition appeared in 1984.
Roger Cotterrell, LLD, MSc (Soc), Professor of Legal Theory, University of London, Queen Mary and Westfield College
Title:The Sociology of Law: An IntroductionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.79 inPublisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0406517703

ISBN - 13:9780406517708

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Table of Contents

Introduction.Theory and Method in the Study of Law1. The Social Basis of Law2. Law as an Instrument of Social Change3. Laws as an Integrative Mechanism4. Law, Power and Ideology5. The Acceptance and Legitimacy of Law6. Professional Guardianship of Law7. Judges, Courts, Disputes8. The Enforcement and Invocation of Law9. The Prognosis for LawIndex