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The Anthropology Of Law

Author : Fernanda Pirie
ISBN : 9780199696840
Genre : Law
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Questions about the nature of law, its relationship with custom, and the distinctive form of legal rules, categories, and reasoning, are placed at the centre of this introduction to the anthropology of law. It brings empirical scholarship within the scope of legal philosophy, while suggesting new avenues of inquiry for the anthropologist. Going beyond the functional and instrumental aspects of law that underlie traditional ethnographic studies of order and conflict resolution, The Anthropology of Law considers contemporary debates on human rights and new forms of property, but also delves into the rich corpus of texts and codes studied by legal historians, classicists, and orientalist scholars. Studies of the great legal systems of ancient China, India, and the Islamic world, unjustly neglected by anthropologists, are examined alongside forms of law created on their peripheries. The coutumes of medieval Europe, the codes drawn up by tribal groups in Tibet and the Yemen, village laws on both sides of the Mediterranean, and the intricate codes of saga in Iceland provide rich empirical detail for the author's analysis of the cross-cultural importance of the form of law, as text or rule, and the relative marginality of its functions as an instrument of government or foundation of social order. Carefully-selected examples shed new light upon the interrelations and distinctions between law, custom, and justice. Gradually an argument unfolds concerning the tensions between legalistic thought and argument, and the ideological or aspirational claims to embody justice, morality, and religious truth which lie at the heart of what we think of as law.
Category: Law

Der Begriff Des Rechts

Author : Herbert L. A. Hart
ISBN : 3518296094
Genre : Jurisprudence
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Category: Jurisprudence

Anthropology And Law

Author : Mark Goodale
ISBN : 9781479895519
Genre : Law
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An introduction to the anthropology of law that explores the connections between law, politics, and technology. From legal responsibility for genocide to rectifying past injuries to indigenous people, the anthropology of law addresses some of the crucial ethical issues of our day. Over the past twenty-five years, anthropologists have studied how new forms of law have reshaped important questions of citizenship, biotechnology, and rights movements, among many others. Meanwhile, the rise of international law and transitional justice has posed new ethical and intellectual challenges to anthropologists. Anthropology and Law provides a comprehensive overview of the anthropology of law in the post-Cold War era. Mark Goodale introduces the central problems of the field and builds on the legacy of its intellectual history, while a foreword by Sally Engle Merry highlights the challenges of using the law to seek justice on an international scale. The book’s chapters cover a range of intersecting areas including language and law, history, regulation, indigenous rights, and gender. For a complete understanding of the consequential ways in which anthropologists have studied, interacted with, and critiqued, the ways and means of law, Anthropology and Law is required reading.
Category: Law

Legal Method And The Rule Of Law

Author : Sebastián Urbina
ISBN : 9041118705
Genre : Law
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We cannot see the world as it is because we face it in a 'contaminated' vein. That is, our conceptual scheme and biological constitution condition our world view. The legal normative world we are dealing with has some special features, like the primacy of practical reason over theoretical reason and the primacy of the internal point of view over the external point of view. Although it is not a feature of all legal traditions, 'legal dogmatics' is a privileged way of knowing legal normative object, that is, our legal orders. But we are not undertaking - as legal scholars - an empiricist enterprise because, among other reasons, we are not interested in the reality 'in itself' but in the 'relevant' reality, at least for us. In this respect, we do not only depend on theories (like physicists) but also on legal authoritative sources, that is, power and legitimacy. Legal scholars (and other participants in the legal life) are not neutral observers of their own world, trying to discover some hidden truth. They are committed experts trying to describe, justify and improve the legal order.
Category: Law

Philosophy Of Law

Author : Raymond Wacks
ISBN : 9780199687008
Genre : Law
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The concept of law lies at the heart of our social and political life, shaping the character of our community and underlying issues from racism and abortion to human rights and international war. The revised edition of this Very Short Introduction examines the central questions about law's relation to justice, morality, and democracy.
Category: Law

The Anthropology Of Justice

Author : Lawrence Rosen
ISBN : 0521367409
Genre : Religion
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In this first full-scale study of the operations of a modern Islamic court of law in the Arabic-speaking world, the author examines the cultural foundations of judicial discretion. He shows how the analysis of legal systems requires an understanding of the concepts and relationships encountered in everyday life. Using the Islamic courts of Morocco as its substantive base, he demonstrates how the shaping of facts in a court of law, the use of local experts, and the organization of the judicial structure all contribute to the reliance on local concepts and personnel to inform the range of judicial discretion. By drawing comparisons with Anglo-American law, the author demonstrates that in both societies, it is necessary to view law as integral to culture and culture as indispensable to law.
Category: Religion

Das Recht Des Rechtspluralismus

Author : Ralf Seinecke
ISBN : 3161535634
Genre : Law
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Rechtspluralismus zahlt zu den Schlusselbegriffen der neuen globalen, inter- oder transnationalen Rechtswelt. Aber was bedeutet Rechtspluralismus? Kann und darf Recht plural verfasst sein? Und was folgt aus dem Rechtspluralismus fur die Rechtsgeschichte oder Rechtstheorie, fur Europarecht, Volkerrecht oder Internationales Privatrecht? Ralf Seinecke verfolgt diese Fragen auf verschiedenen Wegen. Er zeichnet die historische Entwicklung des Begriffs seit den 1960er Jahren bis in die Gegenwart nach, legt die verschiedenen historischen, juristischen oder politischen Phanomene des Rechtspluralismus offen und analysiert die Konzeptionen des Rechtspluralismus anhand seiner wichtigsten Theoretiker wie Boaventura de Sousa Santos oder Gunther Teubner. Schliesslich untersucht der Autor den Rechtsbegriff des Rechtspluralismus und zeigt, dass der Pluralismus des Rechts keine Besonderheit der Postmoderne ist, sondern schon die klassische Moderne der Rechtstheorie pragte.
Category: Law

Justiz Die Stille Gewalt

Author : Rüdiger Lautmann
ISBN : 9783531934839
Genre : Social Science
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Das Buch behandelt ein zentrales Thema der Rechtssoziologie: die Justiz. Die dritte Gewalt im Staate arbeitet ja zurückgezogen und still; sie war bislang für Sozialwissenschaftler nur schwer zugänglich. Der Verfasser konnte die Entscheidungsabläufe ausführlich beobachten. So ist sein Bericht die erste umfassende empirische Analyse der richterlichen Urteilsfindung. Die Entscheidungsstrukturen einer wichtigen politischen Institution werden hier bloßgelegt. (Umschlagtext zur Erstausgabe 1972)
Category: Social Science

Prisons Punishment And The Pursuit Of Security

Author : D. Drake
ISBN : 9781137004833
Genre : Social Science
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Drawing on research in men's long-term, maximum-security prisons, this book examines three interconnected problems: the tendency of the prison to obscure other social problems and conceal its own failings, the pursuit of greater levels of human security through repressive and violent means and the persistence of the belief in the problem of 'evil'.
Category: Social Science