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Palgrave Socio-Legal Studies

Nobody's Law

Legal Consciousness and Legal Alienation in Everyday Life

Authors: Hertogh, Marc

  • Examines the erosion of legal legitimacy in everyday life in the Netherlands
  • Draws on three detailed case studies to illuminate theory of legal alienation
  • Appeals to a wide readership through global theoretical discussions 
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  • Due: August 12, 2018
  • ISBN 978-1-137-60397-5
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About this book

Nobody’s Law shows how people – who are disappointed, disenchanted, and outraged about the justice system – gradually move away from law. Using detailed case studies and combining different theoretical perspectives, this book explores the legal consciousness of ordinary people, businessmen, and street-level bureaucrats in the Netherlands. The empirical research in this study tells an original and alternative narrative about the role of law in everyday life. While previous studies emphasize the law’s hegemony and argue that it’s ‘all over’, Hertogh shows that legal proliferation makes it harder for people to know, and subsequently identify with, the law. As a result, official law has become increasingly remote and irrelevant to many people. The central finding presented in this highly topical text is that these developments signal a process of ‘legal alienation’— a gradual and mundane process with potentially serious consequences for the legitimacy of law. A timely and original study, this book will be of particular interest to scholars in the fields of law and society, socio-legal studies and legal theory.





About the authors

Marc Hertogh is Professor of Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands.


Buy this book

eBook $109.00
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  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: August 12, 2018
  • ISBN 978-1-137-60397-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $115.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: August 12, 2018
  • ISBN 978-1-137-60396-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nobody's Law
Book Subtitle
Legal Consciousness and Legal Alienation in Everyday Life
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Socio-Legal Studies
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-60397-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-60396-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
250
Number of Illustrations and Tables
8 b/w illustrations
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