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Title Concepts of law : comparative, jurisprudential, and social science perspectives / edited by Seán Patrick Donlan and Lukas Heckendorn Urscheler
Published Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2014
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Description 1 online resource
Series Juris Diversitas
Juris diversitas.
Contents Cover; Contents; Notes on Contributors; Preface; 1 Concepts of Law: An Introduction; 2 Beyond the State In and Of Legal Theory; 3 Do "Legal Systems" Exist? The Concept of Law and Comparative Law; 4 The Concept of Law: A Wittgensteinian Approach with Some Ethnomethodological Specificiations; 5 The Truth is Out There? Legal Pluralism and the Language-Game; 6 Remembering and Applying Legal Pluralism: Law as Kite Flying; 7 A Sense of Law: On Shared Normative Experiences; 8 Three Perils of Legal Pluralism; 9 Legal Sociology and the Sociology of Norms
10 Is Law a Special Domain? On the Boundary between the Legal and the Social11 The Creation and Use of Concepts of Law when Confronting Legal and Normative Plurality; 12 A Concept of Law for Global Legal Pluralism?; 13 The Concept of Law in Postnational Perspective; 14 What is the Context in "Law in Context"?; 15 Short Notes on the Legal Pluralism(s) in Somaliland; Index
Summary In this study international legal experts explore legal concepts and contexts from diverse national and disciplinary perspectives. Themes range from legal and normative pluralism to the development of state law and legal systems, and from law's rhetoric and the potential utility of alternative vocabularies to the polyjurality of the present. The study combines theoretical analyses and case studies to create a rich picture of present scholarship on laws and norms and the state of contemporary legal complexity, each crossing traditional boundaries
Notes Title from PDF title page (viewed on Sept. 9, 2014)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Law -- Philosophy.
Legal polycentricity.
Form Electronic book
Author Donlan, Seán Patrick, editor
Heckendorn Urscheler, Lukas, editor
ISBN 1409455270 (electronic bk.)
9781409455271 (electronic bk.)