Encyclopedia of Law and Society

American and Global Perspectives

by David S. Clark

The Encyclopedia of Law and Society is the largest comprehensive and international treatment of the law and society field. With an Advisory Board of 62 members from 20 countries and six continents, the three volumes of this state-of-the-art resource represent interdisciplinary perspectives on law from sociology, criminology, cultural anthropology, political science, social psychology, and economics. By globalizing the Encyclopedia's coverage, American and international law and society will be better understood within its historical and comparative context.

  • SAGE Publications; July 2007
  • ISBN: 9781452265544
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: Encyclopedia of Law and Society
  • Author: David S. Clark
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications, Inc

In The Press

“Designed as a survey of 'sociolegal' studies, this encyclopedia provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of law and society. Over 500 contributors with a variety of educational backgrounds or experience living outside North America wrote the 667 signed articles. The topics are arranged alphabetically, with a detailed list of entries and an index making it easy to locate information. Eleven themes explained in the introductory material permit researchers to thoroughly investigate a particular subject. Theme 1, biographies in law and society, includes 125 brief biographies. Theme 2, law and society activities in regions and countries, underscores the global nature of scholarship on modern legal systems. Theme 3, law and society methodology research, explains the patient, rigorous research methods used. Theme 4, demography of law, is concerned with the grouping of peoples. Theme 5-11 reflect standard academic disciplines. Each article includes a bibliography and cross-references other topics. This work will be very valuable for academic and public libraries supporting prelaw, law, social, and cultural studies. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-level undergraduates through professionals/practitioners; general readers."