The Resource A realistic theory of law, Brian Z. Tamanaha (Washington University, St. Louis)

A realistic theory of law, Brian Z. Tamanaha (Washington University, St. Louis)

Label
A realistic theory of law
Title
A realistic theory of law
Statement of responsibility
Brian Z. Tamanaha (Washington University, St. Louis)
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book articulates an empirically grounded theory of law applicable throughout history and across different societies. Unlike natural law theory or analytical jurisprudence, which are narrow, abstract, ahistorical, and detached from society, Tamanaha's theory presents a holistic vision of law within society, evolving in connection with social, cultural, economic, political, ecological, and technological factors. He revives a largely forgotten theoretical perspective on law that runs from Montesquieu through the legal realists to the present. This book explains why the classic question 'what is law?' has never been resolved, and casts doubt on theorists' claims about necessary and universal truths about law. This book develops a theory of law as a social institution with varying forms and functions, tracing law from hunter-gatherer societies to the modern state and beyond. Tamanaha's theory accounts for social influences on law, legal influences on society, law and domination, multifunctional governmental uses of law, legal pluralism, international law, and other legal aspects largely overlooked in jurisprudence."--Page i
Cataloging source
CDX
Dewey number
340.1
Index
index present
LC call number
K235
LC item number
.T353 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
A realistic theory of law, Brian Z. Tamanaha (Washington University, St. Louis)
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • mel
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : a realistic perspective -- The third branch of jurisprudence -- What is law? -- Necessary and universal truths about law? -- A genealogical view of law -- Law in the age of organizations -- What is international law? -- Conclusion : a realistic theory of law
Control code
ocn991616386
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 202 pages
Isbn
9781316638514
Lccn
2016590680
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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.b37261381
System control number
  • (OCoLC)991616386
  • md37261381

Library Locations

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      221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria, 3125, AU
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