Sociology of Law

Term: Fall 2012

Subject Code: GSOC

Course Number: 5077

The course, relying on sociological, legal and philosophical texts will try to present the problem of law in modern society in broad terms. We will consider the works of old classics like Tocqueville, Maine, Weber, Durkheim and Kelsen, recent important works like Hart, Unger, Dworkin, Luhman, Habermas and Teubner.  In a more empirical vein we will consider whether sociological approaches to rights and constitutions can be made fruitful today.

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