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.
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