Law/Society

Origins, Interactions, and Change

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Series: Sociology for a New Century Series

Foundations of the Sociology of Law provides a conceptual framework for thinking about the full range of topics within the sociology of law discipline.

The book: contrasts normative and sociological perspectives on law; presents a primer on the logic of research and inference as applied to law related issues; examines theories of legal change; and discusses law in action with specific reference to civil rights legislation.

In The Press

"I think this book is going to be major contribution to the sociology of law. The balance between theory and substance, always a problem in this field, is very nice."