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Societal Agents in Law

A Macrosociological Approach

Authors: Barnett, Larry

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  • Challenges the orthodoxies of behavioral science and the causal sequence from law to behavior
  • Uses quantitative research to unpack the relevance of society-level agents on doctrines of law via case studies
  • Offers an alternative to the almost-total monopoly of theory and descriptive scholarship in the macrosociology of law, comparative law, and the history of law
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In this two-volume set, Larry D. Barnett delves into the macrosociological sources of law concerned with society-important social activities in a structurally complex, democratically governed nation. Barnett explores why, when, and where particular proscriptions and prescriptions of law on key social activities arise, persist, and change.

The first volume, Societal Agents in Law: A Macrosociological Approach, puts relevant doctrines of law into a macrosociological framework, uses the findings of quantitative research to formulate theorems that identify the impact of several society-level agents on doctrines of law, and takes the reader through a number of case analyses. The second volume, Societal Agents in Law: Quantitative Research, reports original multivariate statistical studies of sociological determinants of law on specific types of key social activities.

Taken together, the two volumes offer an alternative to the almost-total monopoly of theory and descriptive scholarship in the macrosociology of law, comparative law, and history of law, and underscore the value of a mixed empirical/theoretical approach.

About the authors

Larry D. Barnett is a lawyer (J.D., University of Florida) and a sociologist (Ph.D., Florida State University).  His previous books on the macrosociology of law include Explaining Law: Macrosociological Theory and Empirical Evidence (2015); The Place of Law: The Role and Limits of Law in Society (2011); and Legal Construct, Social Concept: A Macrosociological Perspective on Law (1993).

Table of contents (4 chapters)

Table of contents (4 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Societal Agents in Law
Book Subtitle
A Macrosociological Approach
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-01827-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-01827-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-01826-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 200
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations
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