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Law and Society, 9th Edition

By Steven Vago

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 17, 2008

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Law and Society 9th edition  provides an informative, balanced and comprehensive analysis of the interplay between law and society. This text presents an overview of the most advanced interdisciplinary and international research, theoretical advances, ongoing debates and controversies. It raises new levels of awareness on the structure and functions of law and legal systems and the principal players in the legal arena and their impact on our lives.

 

Table of Contents

IN THIS SECTION:

1.) BRIEF

2.) COMPREHENSIVE

 

 

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Theoretical Perspectives

Chapter 3: The Organization of Law

Chapter 4: Lawmaking

Chapter 5: Law and Social Control

Chapter 6: Law and Dispute Resolution

Chapter 7: Law and Social Change

Chapter 8: The Legal Profession

Chapter 9: Researching Law in Society

 

 

COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

CHAPTER 1.  Introduction

Overview

Definitions of Law

Types of Law

Major Legal Systems

Functions of Law    

Dysfunctions of Law

Paradigms of Society

Options for Sociologists

Summary

Suggested Further Readings

References

 

CHAPTER 2. Theoretical Perspectives

The Evolution of Legal Systems 

Theories of Law and Society

Current Intellectual Movements in Law

Summary

Suggested Further Readings

References

 

CHAPTER 3. The Organization of Law

Courts

Legislatures

Administrative Agencies

Law Enforcement Agencies

Summary

Suggested Further Readings

References

 

CHAPTER 4. Lawmaking

Perspectives on Lawmaking

Legislation

Administrative Lawmaking

Judicial Lawmaking

Influences on the Lawmaking Process

Sources of Impetus for Law

Summary

Suggested Further Readings

References

 

CHAPTER 5. Law and Social Control

Informal Social Controls

Formal Social Controls       

Crimes Without Victims

White-Collar Crime

Social Control of Dissent

Administrative Law and Social Control

Summary

Suggested Further Readings

References

 

CHAPTER 6. Law and Dispute Resolution

A Note on Terminology

Methods of Dispute Resolution

Demands for Court Services in Dispute Resolution

Prerequisites for the Use of Courts in Dispute Resolution

A Typology of Litigants

Disputes Between Individuals 

Disputes Between Individuals and Organizations

Disputes Between Organizations

Summary

Suggested Further Readings

References

 

CHAPTER 7.  Law and Social Change

Reciprocity Between Law and Social Change

Social Changes as Causes of Legal Changes

Law as an Instrument of Social Change   

Advantages of Law in Creating Social Change

Limitations of Law in Creating Social Change   

Resistance to Change

Summary

Suggested Further Readings

References

 

CHAPTER 8. The Legal Profession

Background

The Professionalization of Lawyers

The Evolution of the American Legal Profession

The Profession Today

Where the Lawyers Are

Lawyers and Money

Competition for Business

Legal Systems for the Poor and Not So Poor

Law Schools

Bar Admission

Professional Discipline

Summary

Suggested Further Readings

References

 

CHAPTER 9.  Researching Law in Society

Methods of Inquiry

The Impact of Sociology on Social Policy

Evaluation Research and Impact Studies

Summary

Suggested Further Readings

References

 


 

Purchase Info

ISBN-10: 0-13-231885-7

ISBN-13: 978-0-13-231885-3

Format: Book

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