General Jurisprudence: Understanding Law from a Global Perspective (Hardback)
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Short Description for General Jurisprudence This book explores the implications of globalisation for the theoretical study of law, justice, and human rights.
- Published: 02 March 2009
- Format: Hardback 544 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780521505932 ISBN 10: 0521505933
Full description for General Jurisprudence
This book explores how globalisation influences the understanding of law. Adopting a broad concept of law and a global perspective, it critically reviews mainstream Western traditions of academic law and legal theory. Its central thesis is that most processes of so-called 'globalisation' take place at sub-global levels and that a healthy cosmopolitan discipline of law should encompass all levels of social relations and the legal ordering of these relations. It illustrates how the mainstream Western canon of jurisprudence needs to be critically reviewed and extended to take account of other legal traditions and cultures. Written by the one of the foremost scholars in the field, this important work presents an exciting alternative vision of jurisprudence. It challenges the traditional canon of legal theorists and guides the reader through a field undergoing seismic changes in the era of globalisation. This is essential reading for all students of jurisprudence and legal theory.