Encyclopedia of Law and Society: American and Global Perspectives

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The Encyclopedia of Law and Society is the largest comprehensive and international treatment of the law and society field. With an advisory board of 62 members, from 20 countries across six continents, the three volumes of this state-of-the-art resource represent interdisciplinary perspectives on law from sociology, criminology, cultural anthropology, political science, social psychology and economics.

By focusing globally, the Encyclopedia of Law and Society offers a greater understanding of American law and society within its historical and comparative context.

Key features include:

- more than 700 entries that are biographical, historical, comparative, topical, thematic and methodological;

- a rich diversity of European, Latin American, Asian, African and Australasian legislative developments;

- a unique mulit-volume resource revealling the truly holistic, interdisciplinary virtues of law and society today.

Key themes include:

- biographies in law and society;

- law and society activities in regions and countries;

- law and society methodology and research;

- demography of law;

- sociology of law;

- anthropology (ethnology) of law;

- law and economics;

- law and politicial science;

- psychology and law;

- criminology;

- legal subjects.

Special Introductory Offer Price: 190.00 GBP (offer expires end February 2007).


List of Sample Entries: Aboriginal and Indigenous Peoples, Treatment of; Associations, Lawyer; Bentham, Jeremy (1748-1832); Biopsychology of Crime; Courts; Courts, Lawmaking by (Precedent); Crime Trends; Critical Legal Studies; Drugs, Economics of Illegal; Duguit, Leon (1859-1928); Evidence and Proof, Doctrinal Divisions & Issues in; Fraenkel, Ernst (1898 - 1975); Fuchs, Ernst (1859-1929); Gangs; Genetics and Crime; Geography, Law and; Gierke, Otto von (1841-1921); Ginsberg, Morris (1889-1970); Hauriou, Maurice (1856 - 1929); Immigration and Citizenship; Industrialization; Intent in Norms; Investigative Psychology; Kaupen, Wolfgang (1937-1981); Levy Bruhl, Henri (1884-1964); Literature, Law and; Mafia and Organized Crime; Malinowski, Bronislaw (1884-1942); Market Failure; Merriam, Charles E. (1874-1953); Neuroscience and Law; Nongovernmental Organizations; Pareto, Vilfredo (1848-1923); Petrazycki, Leon (1867-1931); Positive Law; Preventive Detention; Privatization; Prosecutors; Psycho- and Sociopathy; Punishment, Economics of; Religious Minorities; Schmoller, Gustav von (1838-1917); Transplants, Colonization as Legal; Voluntary Acts, Psychology of; Wilson, Woodrow (1856-1924).


Professor David S. Clark joined the Willamette faculty in January 2002. He is a frequent scholar at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg and has held the Alexander von Humboldt and Max Planck Society research fellowships. Clark previously taught at the universities of Colorado, Houston, Louisiana State, and Tulsa. He was also the Inns of Court Fellow at Inner Temple in London (2000), the Fulbright Chair in Comparative Law at Trento University (1999), the Wing Tat Lee Chair in International and Comparative Law at Loyola University Chicago (1996), and the Dan Hopson Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at Southern Illinois University (1987).


"Designed as a survey of 'sociolegal' studies, this encyclopedia provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of law and society. Over 500 contributors with a variety of educational backgrounds or experience living outside North America wrote the 667 signed articles. The topics are arranged alphabetically, with a detailed list of entries and an index making it easy to locate information. Eleven themes explained in the introductory material permit researchers to thoroughly investigate a particular subject. Theme 1, biographies in law and society, includes 125 brief biographies. Theme 2, law and society activities in regions and countries, underscores the global nature of scholarship on modern legal systems. Theme 3, law and society methodology research, explains the patient, rigorous research methods used. Theme 4, demography of law, is concerned with the grouping of peoples. Theme 5-11 reflect standard academic disciplines. Each article includes a bibliography and cross-references other topics. This work will be very valuable for academic and public libraries supporting prelaw, law, social, and cultural studies. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-level undergraduates through professionals/practitioners; general readers."
EAN: 9780761923879
ISBN: 076192387X
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2007
Seitenanzahl: 1808 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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