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.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction, Peter Goodrich, Costas Douzinas, Yifat Hachamovitch; Part 1 The contingency of judgement; Chapter 2 In emulation of the clouds, Yifat Hachamovitch; Chapter 3 As if, Tim Murphy; Chapter 4 Jani Anglorum, Peter Goodrich; Part 2 The Law of Law; Chapter 5 The Paternity of Law, Alain Pottage; Chapter 6 Antigone’s Law, Costas Douzinas, Ronnie Warrington;
Costas Douzinas is Rudolph Palumbo Lecturer in Law at Birkbeck College, University of London,
Peter Goodrich is Corporation of London Professor of Law at Birkbeck College, University of London,
Yifat Hachamovitch has taught at several universities in the United States and is currently completing a book on psychoanalysis and 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