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Palgrave Socio-Legal Studies

Exploring the 'Legal' in Socio-Legal Studies

Editors: Cowan, David, Wincott, Daniel (Eds.)

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Socio-legal studies have had an ambivalent relationship with the 'legal' – one of its defining aspects, but at the same time one that the discipline has sought to transcend or even leave behind. While socio-legal studies benefit hugely from the insights, methods and theories of other social science and humanity disciplines, the contributions to Exploring the 'Legal' in Socio-Legal Studies illustrate the value of a focus on the 'legal'.

The chapters in this book combine traditional legal materials and analyses with other ways of engaging empirically with the 'legal'. They illustrate the rich potential of the 'legal' as a site both for theoretical and methodological reflection and for case study analysis.

Taken as a whole, this volume demonstrates that methodological discussion is most helpful when rooted in empirical cases, and that the best case studies also help us to develop our methodologies. Bringing methodology and empirical analysis together offers an opportunity to reflect on socio-legal studies and develop the discipline in productive new directions.

About the authors

David Cowan is Professor of Law and Policy at the University of Bristol, UK.
 
Daniel Wincott is Blackwell Professor of Law and Society and Head of Cardiff School of Law and Politics at Cardiff University, UK.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Exploring the ‘Legal’

    Cowan, David (et al.)

    Pages 1-31

  • Debt, Death and Redemption: Towards a Soterial-Legal History of the Turner Rebellion

    Tomlins, Christopher

    Pages 35-56

  • The Concept of Law in Global Societal Constitutionalism

    Přibáň, Jiří

    Pages 57-79

  • Portraying the Legal in Socio-Legal Studies through Legal-Naming Events

    Ohana, Natalie

    Pages 80-96

  • Fluid Legal Labels and the Circulation of Socio-Technical Objects: The Multiple Lives of ‘Fake’ Medicines

    Cloatre, Emilie

    Pages 97-114

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Exploring the 'Legal' in Socio-Legal Studies
Editors
  • David Cowan
  • Daniel Wincott
Series Title
Palgrave Socio-Legal Studies
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-34437-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-137-34437-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-34436-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 274
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