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Observing law through systems theory /

Richard Nobles and David Schiff.

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Main Author: Nobles, Richard.
Other Names: Schiff, David,
Published: Oxford, United Kingdom ; Hart Pub., 2013.
Series: Legal theory today.
Topics: Sociological jurisprudence. | Social systems.
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245 10|aObserving law through systems theory /|cRichard Nobles and David Schiff.
260 |aOxford, United Kingdom ;|aPortland, OR :|bHart Pub.,|c2013.
300 |axvi, 274 p. ;|c24 cm.
490 1 |aLegal theory today
504 |aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 255-267) and index.
505 00|tIs the legal system a system? --|tWhy do judges talk the way they do? --|tCan one have a right to disobey a law? --|tUnderstanding legal pluralism --|tHow law constructs time --|tPolitics and law : the rule of law, constitutional law, and human rights --|tControl through law --|tAppeals in law.
520 |a"This book uses Niklas Luhmann's systems theory to explore how the legal system operates as one of modern society's subsystems. The authors demonstrate how this theory alters our understanding of some of the most important and controversial issues within law: the nature of judicial communication and legal argument; the claim that it can be right to disobey law; the character of legal pluralism and globalisation; time and its construction within law; the significance of the rule of law and human rights and the role of appeals to, and within, law."--Back cover.
520 |a"This book is complementary to our book A sociology of jurisprudence, although it is not necessary for readers to have read that book in order to engage with what we present here."--Preface.
650 0|aSociological jurisprudence.
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