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The Law and Society Reader II

The Law and Society Reader II

  • Author: Erik W. Larson
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 0814789331
  • Category: LAW
  • Page: 442
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Law and society scholars challenge the common belief that law is simply a neutral tool by which society sets standards and resolves disputes. Decades of research shows how much the nature of communities, organizations, and the people inhabiting them affect how law works. Just as much, law shapes beliefs, behaviors, and wider social structures, but the connections are much more nuancedOCoand surprisingOCothan many expect. Law and Society Reader II provides readers an accessible overview to the breadth of recent developments in this research tradition, bringing to life the developments in this dynamic field. Following up a first Law and Society Reader published in 1995, editors Erik W. Larson and Patrick D. Schmidt have compiled excerpts of 43 illuminating articles published since 1993 in The Law & Society Review, the flagship journal of the Law and Society Association. By its organization and approach, this volume enables readers to join in discussing the key ideas of law and society research. The selections highlight the core insights and developments in this research tradition, making these works indispensable for those exploring the field and ideal for classroom use. Across six concisely-introduced sections, this volume analyzes inequality, lawyering, the relation between law and organizations, and the place of law in relation to other social institutions."

The Law and Society Reader

The Law and Society Reader

  • Author: Richard L. Abel
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 0814706177
  • Category: History
  • Page: 450
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Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2008 After occupying a central space in American living rooms for the past fifty years, is television, as we’ve known it, dead? The capabilities and features of that simple box have been so radically redefined that it’s now nearly unrecognizable. Today, viewers with digital video recorders such as TiVo may elect to circumvent scheduling constraints and commercials. Owners of iPods and other portable viewing devices are able to download the latest episodes of their favorite shows and watch them whenever and wherever they want. Still others rent television shows on DVD, or download them through legal and illegal sources online. But these changes have not been hastening the demise of the medium. They are revolutionizing it. The Television Will Be Revolutionized examines television at the turn of the twenty-first century —:what Amanda D. Lotz terms the “post-network” era. Television, both as a technology and a tool for cultural storytelling, remains as important today as ever, but it has changed in fundamental ways as the result of technological innovations, proliferating cable channels targeting ever more specific niche audiences, and evolving forms of advertising such as product placement and branded entertainment. Many of the conventional practices and even the industry’s basic business model are proving unworkable in this new context, resulting in a crisis in norms and practices. Through interviews with those working in the industry, attendance of various industry summits and meetings, surveys of trade publications, and consideration of an extensive array of popular television shows, Lotz takes us behind the screen to explore what is changing, why it’s changing, and why these changes matter.

Information Technology Law: The Law and Society

Information Technology Law: The Law and Society

  • Author: Andrew Murray
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199661510
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 602
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Information Technology Law examines how the law interacts with our actions in cyberspace and other elements of the information society. The first textbook to consider the relationship between the legal system and the information society, it also covers issues such as governance, free expression, crime, and looks forward to future challenges

Law and Society

Law and Society

  • Author: Matthew Lippman
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1506395422
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 624
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“This is a well-rounded book that seems more interesting to students than other books I have used. It provides information on some cutting-edge themes in law and society while staying well grounded in the theories used by law and society practitioners.” —Lydia Brashear Tiede, Associate Professor, University of Houston Law and Society, Second Edition, offers a contemporary, concise overview of the structure and function of legal institutions, along with a lively discussion of both criminal and civil law and their impact on society. Unlike other books on law and society, Matthew Lippman takes an interdisciplinary approach that highlights the relevance of the law throughout our society. Distinctive coverage of diversity, inequality, civil liberties, and globalism is intertwined through an organized theme in a strong narrative. The highly anticipated Second Edition of this practical and invigorating text introduces students to both the influence of law on society and the influence of society on the law. Discussions of the pressing issues facing today’s society include key topics such as the law and inequality, international human rights, privacy and surveillance, and law and social control. Log in at study.sagepub.com/lippmanls2e for additional teaching and learning tools.

Encyclopedia of Law and Society

Encyclopedia of Law and Society

American and Global Perspectives

  • Author: David Scott Clark
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 076192387X
  • Category: Comparative law
  • Page: 76
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East European Faces of Law and Society

East European Faces of Law and Society

Values and Practices

  • Author: William B. Simons
  • Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
  • ISBN: 9004285229
  • Category: Electronic books
  • Page: 380
  • View: 6360
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Law in Many Societies

Law in Many Societies

A Reader

  • Author: Lawrence Meir Friedman,Rogelio Pérez-Perdomo,Manuel Alejandro Gómez
  • Publisher: Stanford Law & Politics
  • ISBN: 9780804763738
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 322
  • View: 572
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This law and society reader taps a rich and diverse literature to compare and contrast the legal experience of many different cultures and nations. Drawing on a variety of methodological approaches, the selections allow students to evaluate whether there are general patterns that explain how legal systems work (or fail to work) and how these patterns relate to the structural and cultural facts of society. Every country, of course, has its own legal system, and no two systems are the same. But in teaching law and society, texts have focused nearly exclusively on American readings to the neglect of comparative and international work. This reader fills an obvious gap. It recognizes that law is increasingly global and cross-national, and shows how law relates to society in different times and places, the world over.

Invitation to Law and Society

Invitation to Law and Society

An Introduction to the Study of Real Law

  • Author: Kitty Calavita
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226089983
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 192
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Law and Society is a rapidly-growing interdisciplinary field that turns on its head the conventional, idealized view of the “Law” as a magisterial abstraction. Kitty Calavita’s Invitation to Law and Society brilliantly brings to life the ways in which law shapes and manifests itself in the institutions and interactions of human society, while inviting the reader into conversations that introduce the field’s dominant themes and most lively disagreements. Deftly interweaving scholarship with familiar personal examples, Calavita shows how scholars in the discipline are collectively engaged in a subversive exposé of law’s public mythology. While surveying prominent issues and distinctive approaches to the use of the law in everyday life, as well as its potential as a tool for social change, this volume provides a view of law that is more real but just as compelling as its mythic counterpart. In a field of inquiry that has long lacked a sophisticated yet accessible introduction to its ways of thinking, Invitation to Law and Society will serve as an engaging and indispensible guide.

The Sociology of Law

The Sociology of Law

Classical and Contemporary Perspectives

  • Author: A. Javier Trevino
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351473700
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 500
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The purpose of this book is to introduce the sociology of law by providing a coherent organization to the general body of literature in that field. As such, the text gives a comprehensive overview of theoretical sociology of law. It deals with the broad expanse of the field and covers a vast amount of intellectual terrain. This volume is intended to fill a gap in the literature. Most textbooks in the sociology of law are insufficiently theoretical or else do not provide a paradigmatic analysis of sociological theories. The content of this text consists of discussions of the works of scholars who have contributed the most to the cumulative development of the sociology of law. It surveys the major traditions of legal sociology but is not wedded to any one particular theoretical approach. Both the "classical," or nineteenth-century, and "contemporary," or twentieth-century, perspectives are covered. The reader will see that nineteenth-century thought has directly influenced the emergence of twentieth-century theory. One unique feature of this book is that key sociological and legal concepts, presented in bold print and italics, are defined, described, and illustrated throughout. Although the nature of the subject matter is highly theoretical and, at times, quite complex, Trevino values every effort to present the material in the most straightforward and intelligible form possible without compromising the integrity of the theories themselves. In short, this book aims to accomplish three objectives: inform about the progressive advancement of sociological theory, teach the reader to analyze the law as a social phenomenon, and develop in the reader a critical mode of thinking about issues relevant to the relationship between law and society.

Information Technology Law

Information Technology Law

The Law and Society

  • Author: Andrew Murray
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780199548422
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 596
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The book will also be of interest to students of computer science, IT, IS etc.

Law and Society

Law and Society

An Introduction

  • Author: John Harrison Watts,Cliff Roberson
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1466583290
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 350
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In recent years, legal studies courses have increased the focus on contemporary social issues as part of the curriculum. Law and Society: An Introduction discusses the interface between these two institutions and encourages students in the development of new insights on the topic. The book begins by introducing definitions, classifications, and the concept of the "rule of law." It then explores: Principal legal systems, including common law, civil law, Islamic and socialist systems, and American Indian law Feminist legal theories, critical race theory, and the roles of morality and values in social control The contributions of sociological research and its impact on the law Court systems and procedures, the exclusionary rule, and plea bargaining The nature and process of legislative, administrative, and judicial lawmaking Alternative dispute resolution and international arbitration and mediation The law as a mechanism for social changes, such as those brought on by the 1964 Civil Rights Act Issues related to the legal profession and professional responsibility This text eliminates the need for a separate reader by also discussing controversial legal topics—including affirmative action, education, the death penalty, right to work laws, and abortion. Each chapter builds on the previous ones and includes concrete examples of the issues involved. Enhanced by chapter summaries of salient points, review questions, and practical exercises, the book is designed to encourage students in the development of new insights into the relationships between law and society.

The Blackwell Companion to Law and Society

The Blackwell Companion to Law and Society

  • Author: Austin Sarat
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 047069291X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 688
  • View: 8203
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The Blackwell Companion to Law and Society is an authoritative study of the relationship between law and social interaction. Thirty-two original essays by an international group of expert scholars examine a wide range of critical questions. Authors represent various theoretical, methodological, and political commitments, creating the first truly global overview of the field. Examines the relationship between law and social interactions in thirty-three original essay by international experts in the field. Reflects the world-wide significance of North American law and society scholarship. Addresses classical areas and new themes in law and society research, including: the gap between law on the books and law in action; the complexity of institutional processes; the significance of new media; and the intersections of law and identity. Engages the exciting work now being done in England, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, South Africa, Israel, as well as "Third World" scholarship.

Law and modern society

Law and modern society

  • Author: P. S. Atiyah
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 158
  • View: 7300
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The law in a modern society is a bulky and complex instrument, with a tendency to become less fixed, less rule-oriented, and more discretionary. An institution made by men for the government of men, the law today can all too readily confuse and dismay us. How and why is so much new law made? By what right does a judge order that a man be sent to jail? Why is so much law so bad, and why should we, the people, accept the laws made by those who claim the right to govern us? In this lucid, stimulating and completely updated survey which presupposes no specialist knowledge of the subject, P. S. Atiyah introduces the reader to a number of fundamental issues about the law, the legal profession, and the adjudicative process. This new edition gives greater emphasis to the effect of membership of the European Community on English law, and gives an expanded account of the European convention on Human Rights with its subsequent effects on English law. Atiyah also looks at the recent controversy over the independence of the judiciary, problems arising from the cost of legal services and legal aid, and the many appalling miscarriages of justice which have disfigured the legal system in the past decade.

Indonesia

Indonesia

Law and Society

  • Author: Timothy Lindsey
  • Publisher: Federation Press
  • ISBN: 9781862876606
  • Category: Islamic law
  • Page: 734
  • View: 6261
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Since the first edition, Indonesia has undergone massive political and legal change as part of its post-Soeharto reform process and its dramatic transition to democracy. This work contains 25 new chapters and the 4 surviving chapters have all been revised, where necessary. Indonesia: Law and Society now covers a broad range of legal fields and includes both historical and very up-to-date analyses and views on Indonesian legal issues. It includes work by leading scholars from a wide range of countries. There is still no comparable, English language text in existence.

Law in Action

Law in Action

A Socio-legal Reader

  • Author: Stewart Macaulay,Lawrence Meir Friedman,Elizabeth Mertz
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781599410807
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 1042
  • View: 1056
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This text is designed for law students, and for courses in legal studies programs. The reader deals in depth with the relationship between the legal system and its surrounding society, including such classic issues as the social sources of law and the impact of legal rules and institutions on society; other chapters examine the role of judges and lawyers in the system, and how culture and historical tradition help mold the legal systems of various societies. The book is divided into six chapters, each containing classic and contemporary readings on these subjects, together with extensive notes and questions to guide the student.

Law and Society

Law and Society

  • Author: Steven Vago
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317346858
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 560
  • View: 8196
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For one-semester undergraduate courses in Law and Society, Sociology of Law, Introduction to Law, and a variety of criminal justice courses offered in departments of Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Political Science. Examines the interplay between law and society. Law and Society, 10e provides an informative, balanced and comprehensive analysis of the interplay between law and society. This text presents an overview of the most advanced interdisciplinary and international research, theoretical advances, ongoing debates and controversies. It raises new levels of awareness on the structure and functions of law and legal systems and the principal players in the legal arena and their impact on our lives. In addition, it looks at the legal system in the context of race, class, and gender and considers multicultural and cross-cultural issues in a contemporary and interdisciplinary context.

The Legal Studies Reader

The Legal Studies Reader

A Conversation & Readings about Law

  • Author: George Herbert Wright,Maria Stalzer Wyant Cuzzo
  • Publisher: Peter Lang
  • ISBN: 9780820451060
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 269
  • View: 9288
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"The Legal Studies Reader" is an innovative, clearly focused contribution to the growing literature in the new area of legal studies. Emphasizing the large issues that animate current debates over legal rules and principles and the proper roles of lawyers and judges, this is a book of conversations by the editors and some of the major figures of modern legal thought. Ronald Dworkin, John Finnis, Lon Fuller, H.L.A. Hart, Marc Galanter and others appear here in the seminal essays that have influenced generations of students of the law. Beginning with a series of exchanges aimed at highlighting differences and leading the student into the essays in the second part, the editors debate law and violence, law and objectivity, law and society, and law and reason. The essays that follow develop these themes in depth, often with explicit reference to one another. Ranging from Legal Realism to the -Berkeley Perspective- to Critical Race Theory and Legal Feminism, "The Legal Studies Reader" charts the main theoretical positions that still dominate our thinking about law. Anyone interested in how law affects the pursuit of a fully developed, truly human life should read this book."

A General Jurisprudence of Law and Society

A General Jurisprudence of Law and Society

  • Author: Brian Z. Tamanaha
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 9780199244669
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 263
  • View: 1817
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A theoretical and sociological exploration of the relationship between law and society, this book constructs an approach to law that integrates legal theory with sociological approaches to law. Law is generally understood to be a mirror of society--a reflection of its customs and morals--that functions to maintain social order. Focusing on this common understanding, the book conducts a survey of Western legal and social theories about law and its relationship within society, engaging in a theoretical and empirical critique of this common understanding.

Consequences

Consequences

The Impact of Law and Its Complexity

  • Author: William A. Bogart
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 9780802084569
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 405
  • View: 3178
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A timely and erudite investigation of the impact of law on societies, and how this excessive reliance on law, particularly litigation, has generated difficulties in achieving consensus regarding issues of domestic policy.

Law, Social Science, and the Criminal Courts

Law, Social Science, and the Criminal Courts

  • Author: Alisa Smith
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 380
  • View: 8978
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"Readers are introduced to the "law in action" by demonstrating how social science influences the courts and the courts influence society. Readers will be able to critically review court opinions and social science studies that test some of the assumptions relied upon in court decisions. Sociology of law, law and society, and criminal justice students will find this book interesting as it raises questions about the influence of law on society and whether empirical research helps or hinders grounded judicial decision-making."--BOOK JACKET.