This collection of essays brings together Zygmunt Bauman and a number of internationally distinguished legal scholars who examine the influence of Bauman's recent works on social theory of law and socio-legal studies. Contributors focus on the concept of 'liquid society' and its adoption by legal scholars. The volume opens with Bauman's analysis of fears and policing in 'liquid society' and continues by examining the social and legal theoretical context and implications of Bauman's theory.
JirÃ PribÃ¡n is Professor in Cardiff Law School, Cardiff University, UK. He has published extensively in the areas of sociology of law, legal philosophy, constitutional and European comparative law, and theory of human rights. He is an editor of the Journal of Law and Society and a regular contributor to the BBC World Service, the Czech TV, newspapers and other periodicals.
'A thoughtful conversation involving noted social theorist Zygmunt Bauman and some of Europe's leading legal theorists, of interest not only to legal scholars but also to scholars working on issues of security and justice.' Mariana Valverde, University of Toronto