skip to content
Law as a social system Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Law as a social system

Author: Niklas Luhmann; Klaus A Ziegert; Fatima Kastner
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Series: Oxford socio-legal studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
"Modern systems theory provides a new paradigm for the analysis of society. In this volume, Niklas Luhmann, its leading exponent, explores its implications for our understanding of law." "Luhmann argues that current thinking about how law operates within a modern society is seriously deficient. In this book he lays out the theoretical and methodological tools which, he argues, can advance our understanding of  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Niklas Luhmann; Klaus A Ziegert; Fatima Kastner
ISBN: 0198262388 9780198262381
OCLC Number: 53871018
Description: viii, 498 pages ; 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 [and others] ; with an introduction by Richard Nobles and David Schiff.
More information:

Abstract:

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...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

That a major volume bringing together his [Luhmann's] ideas has been made available in English is both very welcome and potentially influential Cambridge Law Journal ..an important analysis about the Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/53871018> # Law as a social system
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    bgn:translationOfWork <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/53871018#CreativeWork/unidentifiedOriginalWork> ; # Recht der Gesellschaft.
    library:oclcnum "53871018" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3916668786#Place/oxford> ; # Oxford
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3916668786#Topic/rechtssoziologie> ; # Rechtssoziologie
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/340.115/e22/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3916668786#Topic/systeemtheorie> ; # Systeemtheorie
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3916668786#Topic/systeme_judiciaire> ; # Système judiciaire
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3916668786#Topic/societe> ; # Société
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3916668786#Topic/rechtstheorie> ; # Rechtstheorie
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/classification/K372> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3916668786#Topic/sociologie_du_droit> ; # Sociologie du droit
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3916668786#Topic/sociologie_juridique> ; # Sociologie juridique
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3916668786#Topic/droit> ; # Droit
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3916668786#Topic/philosophie_du_droit> ; # Philosophie du droit
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1123856> ; # Sociological jurisprudence
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3916668786#Topic/systemes_theorie_des> ; # Systèmes, Théorie des
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1123410> ; # Social systems
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:contributor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3916668786#Person/kastner_fatima> ; # Fatima Kastner
    schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/42813208> ; # Klaus A. Ziegert
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/29546145> ; # Niklas Luhmann
    schema:datePublished "2004" ;
    schema:description "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."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/3916668786> ; # Recht der Gesellschaft.
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3916668786#Series/oxford_socio_legal_studies> ; # Oxford socio-legal studies.
    schema:name "Law as a social system"@en ;
    schema:productID "53871018" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/53871018#PublicationEvent/oxford_new_york_oxford_university_press_2004> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3916668786#Agent/oxford_university_press> ; # Oxford University Press
    schema:reviews <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/53871018#Review/-1480334101> ;
    schema:url <http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy051/2004300749.html> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780198262381> ;
    umbel:isLike <http://d-nb.info/971178615> ;
    umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBA4Z9862> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/53871018> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3916668786#Agent/oxford_university_press> # Oxford University Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Oxford University Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3916668786#Person/kastner_fatima> # Fatima Kastner
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Kastner" ;
    schema:givenName "Fatima" ;
    schema:name "Fatima Kastner" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3916668786#Series/oxford_socio_legal_studies> # Oxford socio-legal studies.
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
    schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/53871018> ; # Law as a social system
    schema:name "Oxford socio-legal studies." ;
    schema:name "Oxford socio-legal studies" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3916668786#Topic/philosophie_du_droit> # Philosophie du droit
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Philosophie du droit"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3916668786#Topic/sociologie_du_droit> # Sociologie du droit
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Sociologie du droit"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3916668786#Topic/sociologie_juridique> # Sociologie juridique
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Sociologie juridique"@fr ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3916668786#Topic/systeme_judiciaire> # Système judiciaire
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Système judiciaire"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3916668786#Topic/systemes_theorie_des> # Systèmes, Théorie des
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Systèmes, Théorie des"@fr ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1123410> # Social systems
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Social systems"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1123856> # Sociological jurisprudence
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Sociological jurisprudence"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/29546145> # Niklas Luhmann
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1927" ;
    schema:deathDate "1998" ;
    schema:familyName "Luhmann" ;
    schema:givenName "Niklas" ;
    schema:name "Niklas Luhmann" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/42813208> # Klaus A. Ziegert
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Ziegert" ;
    schema:givenName "Klaus A." ;
    schema:name "Klaus A. Ziegert" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/3916668786> # Recht der Gesellschaft.
    schema:name "Recht der Gesellschaft." ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780198262381>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0198262388" ;
    schema:isbn "9780198262381" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/53871018#CreativeWork/unidentifiedOriginalWork> # Recht der Gesellschaft.
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    schema:inLanguage "de" ;
    schema:name "Recht der Gesellschaft." ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/53871018#Review/-1480334101>
    a schema:Review ;
    schema:itemReviewed <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/53871018> ; # Law as a social system
    schema:reviewBody ""Modern systems theory provides a new paradigm for the analysis of society. In this volume, Niklas Luhmann, its leading exponent, explores its implications for our understanding of law." "Luhmann argues that current thinking about how law operates within a modern society is seriously deficient. In this book he lays out the theoretical and methodological tools which, he argues, can advance our understanding of contemporary society and, in particular, of the identity, performance, and function of the legal system within that society. In systems theory, society is its communications: they are its empirical reality; the items that can be observed and studied. Systems theory identifies how communications operate within a physical world and how different sub-systems of communication operate alongside each other." "Luhmann uses systems theory to address a question central to legal theory: what differentiates law from other parts of society? Unlike conventional legal theory, this volume seeks to provide an answer in terms of a general social theory: a methodology that answers this question in a manner applicable not only to law, but also to all the other complex and highly differentiated systems within modern society, such as politics, the economy, religion, the media, and education. This truly sociological approach offers profound insights into the relationships between law and all of these other social systems."--BOOK JACKET." ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.