The Critical Legal Studies Movement

Another Time, a Greater Task

Author: Roberto Mangabeira Unger

Publisher: Verso Trade

ISBN: 1781683395

Category: LAW

Page: 216

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A professor at Harvard Law School examines the critical legal studies movement, started by Brazilian social theorist Roberto Unger, which uncovers the hidden interests and class denominations that exist in legal frameworks, particularly in issues of feminism and race. Original.
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The Powers of Law

A Comparative Analysis of Sociopolitical Legal Studies

Author: Mauricio García-Villegas

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108554229

Category: Law

Page: 242

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Comparative studies can reveal much about how law is formed out of social reality and political power by exploring these interactions in different national contexts. In this work Mauricio García-Villegas compares ideas about law and society in France and the United States, demonstrating different approaches to socio-political legal studies. Using the interdisciplinary tools of the sociology of law, critical legal theory, and socio-legal studies, García-Villegas builds up an insightful overview of what constitutes law and society theory and practice in France and the United States. He brings together diverse perspectives and practices that generally do not communicate well with one another, as is often the case between the critical theory of law of jurists and the legal sociology of sociologists. This study will allow readers to understand the sociology of law in a comparative perspective and sets out a new research agenda for the field of socio-political legal studies.
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Searching for Contemporary Legal Thought

Author: Justin Desautels-Stein,Christopher Tomlins

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108365221

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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For more than a century, law schools have trained students to 'think like a lawyer'. In these times of legal crisis, both in legal education and in global society, what does that mean for the rest of us? In this book, thirty leading international scholars - including Louis Assier-Andrieu, Marianne Constable, Yves Dezalay, Denise Ferreira da Silva, Bryant Garth, Peter Goodrich, Duncan Kennedy, Martti Koskenniemi, Shaun McVeigh, Samuel Moyn, Annelise Riles, Charles Sabel and William Simon - examine what is distinctive about legal thought. They probe the relation between law and time, law and culture, and legal thought and legal action; the nature of current legal thought; the geography of legal thought; and the conditions for recognition of a new 'contemporary' style of law. This work will help theorists, social scientists, historians and students understand the intellectual context of legal problems, legal doctrine, and jurisprudential trends in the current conjuncture.
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