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Law as a social system

Author: Niklas Luhmann; Klaus A Ziegert; Fatima Kastner; et al
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Series: Oxford socio-legal studies.
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In this volume, Niklas Luhmann, an exponent of systems theory, explores its implications for our understanding of law. The volume provides an application to law of a theory that offers insights into  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Niklas Luhmann; Klaus A Ziegert; Fatima Kastner; et al
ISBN: 0198262388 9780198262381
OCLC Number: 53871018
Description: viii, 498 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Richard Nobles and David Schiff --
The location of legal theory --
The operative closure of the legal system --
The function of law --
Coding and programming --
Justice, a formula for contingency --
The evolution of law --
The position of courts in the legal system --
Legal argumentation --
Politics and law --
Structural couplings --
The self-description of the legal system --
Society and its law.
Series Title: Oxford socio-legal studies.
Other Titles: Recht der Gesellschaft.
Responsibility: Niklas Luhmann ; translated by Klaus A. Ziegert ; edited by Fatima Kastner ... [et al.] ; with an introduction by Richard Nobles and David Schiff.
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