This timely and assured book provides a unique guide to critical legal studies which is one of the most exciting developments within contemporary jurisprudence. It is the first book to systematically apply a critical philosophy to the substance of common law. The book develops a coruscating and interdisciplinary overview of the politics and cultural significance of the institutions of the law.
`All of the essays in this edited book are extremely well written and exhibit remarkable facility of reference to varied historical, psychoanalytic, and philosophical concepts and positions. ... the book is very good and should be on evey legal theorist's shelf,' - Crime Law and Social Change