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Law and Society


Brian Z. Tamanaha


Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law

February 17, 2009

A COMPANION TO PHILOSOPHY OF LAW AND LEGAL THEORY, 2ND EDITION, Dennis Patterson, ed., Blackwell Publishers, 2009
St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-0167

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This essay provides a concise overview of "Law and Society" which covers historical and contemporary thought on the subject. The sections of the essay are: A mirror of society that functions to maintain social order; law as social ordering; the institutional form of law; the semi-autonomy of legal knowledge and processes; legal pluralism; law and society in the twenty-first century-law as an instrument.

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Date posted: February 19, 2009 ; Last revised: February 24, 2009

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Tamanaha, Brian Z., Law and Society (February 17, 2009). A COMPANION TO PHILOSOPHY OF LAW AND LEGAL THEORY, 2ND EDITION, Dennis Patterson, ed., Blackwell Publishers, 2009; St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-0167. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1345204

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