The Behavior of Law

The Behavior of Law

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This book contains a number of propositions about the variation of law across social space. The purpose of these propositions is to predict and explain this variation, and so to contribute to a scientific theory of law. Theory of this kind has practical applications, and also applications to the study of other social life
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Product details

  • Paperback | 10 pages
  • 147.32 x 226.06 x 10.16mm | 181.44g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • Bingley, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0121026523
  • 9780121026523

Table of contents

Introduction. Stratification. Morphology. Culture. Organization. Social Control. Anarchy. References. Author Index. Subject Index.
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"Brilliant...A major breakthrough...A crashing classic." --Laura Nader "Occasionally--perhaps once in a decade--there comes a sociological book that makes a difference because it reports that a new set of important facts has been creatively assembled...These volumes become classics. The Behavior of Law is one of them." --Donald R. Cressey in SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL RESEARCH "This book has already been hailed as the most important contribution ever made to the sociology of law. It is that and more." --Lawrence W. Sherman in CONTEMPORARY SOCIOLOGY "The Behavior of Law...stakes out a claim to the status of a classic formulation. It brilliantly integrates a vast range of ideas and empirical materials in the sociology and anthropology of law, boldly asserting general theorems which are related to rich and illuminating detail." --Dietrich Rueschemeyer in AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY "Donald Black provides a long-awaited synthesis of sociolegal scholarship, presenting a general model...and laying a conceptual foundation for future comparative research on law in history, sociology, and ethnography." --Klaus-Friedrich Koch in SCIENCE "Black is one of the cleanest, most exact and elegant practitioners of the art of Durkheim--in the same class as Durkheim himself." --Arthur L. Stinchcombe in LAW AND SOCIETY REVIEW
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