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Studies in the Sociology of Law: Studies in the Sociology of Law

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The objectives of Studies in the Sociology of Law are threefold. First, the series aims to deepen the analysis of the socio-legal problems related to the enlarged European Union and the different paths of its constitutional process and policy. Second, it examines the many facets of legal cultures within and outside the European context in comparative perspective and in an open debate with extra European scholarship. Third, it focuses on the legacy of European legal thought while dealing with the new challenges of contemporary societies. Accordingly, the series adopts a line of enquiry that emphasizes the broader dynamic of legal cultures.

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Sociology of Law as the Science of Norms

Sociology of Law as the Science of Norms

1st Edition

By Håkan Hydén
September 25, 2023

This book proposes the study of norms as a method of explaining human choice and behaviour by introducing a new scientific perspective. The science of norms may here be broadly understood as a social science which includes elements from both the behavioural and legal sciences. It is given that a ...

Governance and Constitutionalism Law, Politics and Institutional Neutrality

Governance and Constitutionalism: Law, Politics and Institutional Neutrality

1st Edition

Edited By Bogdan Iancu, Elena Simina Tănăsescu
June 30, 2020

This collection studies the rise of neutral bodies as a challenge to the constitutional paradigm of the nation state. Administrative entities such as commissions, agencies, councils, authorities or ‘independent agencies’ as they are sometimes known, are relatively autonomous from majoritarian ...

Law, Legal Culture and Society Mirrored Identities of the Legal Order

Law, Legal Culture and Society: Mirrored Identities of the Legal Order

1st Edition

Edited By Alberto Febbrajo
June 27, 2018

This volume addresses the pluralistic identity of the legal order. It argues that the mutual reflexivity of the different ways society perceives law and law perceives society eclipses the unique formal identity of written law. It advances a distinctive approach to the plural ways in which legal ...

Sociology of Constitutions A Paradoxical Perspective

Sociology of Constitutions: A Paradoxical Perspective

1st Edition

Edited By Alberto Febbrajo, Giancarlo Corsi
February 13, 2018

This collection brings together some of the most influential sociologists of law to confront the challenges of current transnational constitutionalism. It shows the constitution appearing in a new light: no longer as an essential factor of unity and stabilisation but as a potential defence of ...

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