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Laws and Societies in Global Contexts Contemporary Approaches

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ISBN-10: 0521130719

ISBN-13: 9780521130714

Edition: 2013

Authors: Eve Darian-Smith

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This text seeks to situate sociolegal studies in a global context. Law and society scholarship in the United States and elsewhere typically assumes one legal system and one society and explores the relationship between them. Such a narrow endeavor perpetuates a Western international relations model that too often conflates law, culture, and the nation-state. A more global sociolegal perspective engages with multiple laws and societies within and across national borders and recognizes diverse sociolegal systems based on very different historical and cultural traditions, interacting on multiple local, national, and global levels. This more global perspective also reveals an array of…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/31/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 434
Size: 6.10" wide x 8.90" long x 0.91" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Introduction: socio-legal scholarship in the twenty-first century
Interconnected themes and challenges
Producing legal knowledge
Re-imagining legal geographies
Securing peoples
Re-racializing the world
Conclusion: the enduring relevance of law?