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Realistic socio-legal theory : pragmatism and a social theory of law

Author: Brian Z Tamanaha
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
Series: Oxford socio-legal studies.
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This book attempts to identify and develop foundations for the social scientific study of law in the age of anti-foundationalism. Drawing upon philosophical pragmatism, it establishes an epistemological foundation which specifies the nature of social science and its knowledge claims, and a methodological foundation which partakes of both behaviourism and interpretivism. This foundation building results in a
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Z Tamanaha
ISBN: 0198265603 9780198265603 0198298250 9780198298250
OCLC Number: 37631403
Awards: Winner of Awarded a Certificate of Special Recognition from the Law Society.
Description: xv, 280 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction: the Problematic State of Socio-legal Studies --
2. Pragmatism and Realistic Socio-legal Studies --
3. Behaviourism and Interpretivism in Complement --
4. An Analytical Map of the Concept of Law --
5. A Social Theory of Law by Comparison to Legal Positivism --
6. The Internal/External Distinction and the Notion of a 'Practice' --
7. Studies of Judicial Decision-Making --
8. Legal Theory and the Practice of Judging --
Three Last Words.
Series Title: Oxford socio-legal studies.
Responsibility: Brian Z. Tamanaha.
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