Law and Social Change

Description
This major textbook provides a clear and comprehensive guide to the sociology of law, surveying current theoretical debates and examining socio-legal research.

Exploring the relationship between the law and other aspects of social life, it goes beyond a discussion of contemporary institutions, focusing on broad and general patterns grounded in specific examples from a wide range of contexts. The book addresses: the social conditions under which laws emerge and are changed; the extent to which law can be a resource to implement social change; the kinds of values or world views that laws incorporate; and the ways in which laws shape social institutions and practices and vice versa.

Accessible and wide-ranging, Law and Social Change provides an invaluable introduction to, and critical analysis of law as a social institution and social process.

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Bibliographic Information
  • Pub date: February 2000
  • English
  • 9780857022851 / 0857022857
  • United Kingdom
  • Primary Price: 23.99 GBP
  • Pages: 288
  • SAGE Publications / SAGE Publications Ltd
  • Readership: College - higher education
  • Publish State: Published
  • Responsibility: by Sharyn L Roach Anleu.
  • Page size: 24
  • Reference Code: BDZ0010059251