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Author Murphy, W. T.

Title The oldest social science? : configurations of law and modernity / W.T. Murphy
Published Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1997

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Description xii, 269 pages ; 23 cm
Series Oxford socio-legal studies
Oxford socio-legal studies.
Contents Machine derived contents note: Preface -- 1. The Measure of the Law: Society, Government and Law -- 2. Legal Visions of Law and Society: the Penetrative Scheme and Classical Social Theory -- 3. The Rise and Fall of Adjudicative Government: Its Nature, Evolution and Consequences -- 4. Adjudicative Government and Social Science -- 5. Beyond Hierarchy? System and Lifeworld, Unity and Fragmentation of the Idea of Law -- 6. Conclusion: Modern Law and Modern Society -- Preface -- 1. The Measure of the Law: Society, Government and Law -- 2. Legal Visions of Law and Society: the Penetrative Scheme and Classical Social Theory -- 3. The Rise and Fall of Adjudicative Government: Its Nature, Evolution and Consequences -- 4. Adjudicative Government and Social Science -- 5. Beyond Hierarchy? System and Lifeworld, Unity and Fragmentation of the Idea of Law -- 6. Conclusion: Modern Law and Modern Society
Summary This original book challenges the assumption that the post-war period is hallmarked by the triumph of the rule of law. It presents a sophisticated interpretation of the true role played by law in modern society, sidestepping the usual emphasis in legal theory on normative questions. Tim Murphy approaches his subject by focusing on adjudication as a social practice and as a set of governmental techniques. From this viewpoint, he explores how the relationship between law, government and society has changed in the course of history in significant ways. In so doing, he addresses the central concerns of scholars, students, and the public in relation to the future of law
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [221]-254) and index
Subject Rule of law.
Sociological jurisprudence -- History.
Sociological jurisprudence.
LC no. 97004164
ISBN 019826559X (hardbound : alk. paper)