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Author Barnett, Larry D., author.

Title Explaining law : macrosociological theory and empirical evidence / by Larry D. Barnett
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource
Series International studies in sociology and social anthropology ; v. 124
Contents A macrosociological approach to concepts and doctrines of law -- Law on abortion
Summary "Sociologist-lawyer Larry D. Barnett advances the macrosociological thesis that, in nations that are structurally complex and democratically governed, concepts and doctrines of law on society-central social activities are fashioned by society-level conditions, not by particular (or even prominent) individuals. Because a substantial body of social science research has found that law in a modern nation does not have a large, permanent effect on the frequency of such activities, the book contends that the content of law on the activities is a product, not a determinant, of the society in which the law exists. Explaining Law bolsters this contention with several original studies, and illustrates types of quantitative evidence that can be used to build a macrosociological theory of law."--Brill
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Law -- Social aspects -- United States
Social change.
Sociological jurisprudence.
LAW -- Essays.
LAW -- General Practice.
LAW -- Jurisprudence.
LAW -- Paralegals & Paralegalism.
LAW -- Practical Guides.
LAW -- Reference.
Law -- Social aspects.
Social change.
Sociological jurisprudence.
United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9004281215