Critical Introduction to Law

Mansell, Wade and Thomson, Alan and Meteyard, Belinda (2004) Critical Introduction to Law. Routledge Cavendish, London, 208 pp. ISBN 1859418929. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This book challenges the usual introductions to the study of law. It argues that law is inherently political and reflects the interests of the few even while presenting itself as neutral. It considers law as ideology and as politics, and critically assesses its contribution to the creation and maintenance of a globalised and capitalist world. The clarity of the arguments is admirably suited to provoking discussions of the role of law in our contemporary world. The third edition provides contemporary examples to sustain the arguments in their relevance to the 21st century. The book includes an analysis of the common sense of law; the use of anthropological examples to gain external perspectives of our use and understanding of law; a consideration of central legal concepts, such as order, rules, property, dispute resolution, legitimation and the rule of law; an examination of the role of law in women's subordination; and finally a critique of the effect of our understanding of law upon the wider world. This book is ideal for undergraduate and postgraduate students reading law.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: K Law
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Law School
Depositing User: A. Davies
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 19:13
Last Modified: 21 May 2011 23:50
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/1773 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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