Lessons of Everyday Law - Queen's Policy Studies Series (Hardback)
  • Lessons of Everyday Law - Queen's Policy Studies Series (Hardback)
zoom

Lessons of Everyday Law - Queen's Policy Studies Series (Hardback)

(author)
£91.00
Hardback 216 Pages / Published: 27/03/2002
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
Problems of discovering and representing reality, of making and transcribing rules into linguistic and other symbolic forms, of fact-finding and interpretation routinely confront policy-makers and lawyers. But, in a sense, everyone is a lawyer because ordinary human interaction is saturated with norms and normative processes, institutions, structures, and cultures. Everyday life thus provides an unlimited supply of images and events that raise some of the most complex issues of legal theory. In Lessons of Everyday Law Roderick MacDonald shows that stories of everyday law are revealing not just for what they can teach about policy-making and law reform but as accounts of practices internal to the little legal systems of everyday life. The norms governing ordinary encounters reveal how human beings make sense of their relationships with each other and translate these relationships into discrete, culturally determined legal forms and values. Most of these small-scale norms can also be found in larger normative settings, such as the official legal system of the political state and the multiple regimes of international law. Lessons of Everyday Law suggests that the stream of influence between the micro-law of everyday life and the macro-law of the world legal order flows both ways. Attending to the normative dimensions of everyday human interaction enriches our understanding of the forms, aspirations, and limits of law -- wherever it is found.

Publisher: Queen's University
ISBN: 9780889119130
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 612 g
Dimensions: 231 x 157 x 23 mm

You may also be interested in...

Marine A
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
Protest and Power
Added to basket
£20.00
Hardback
The Rule of Law
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
"Kill The Black One First"
Added to basket
The Ten Types of Human
Added to basket
The Secret Barrister
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Life in the UK Test: Study Guide 2019
Added to basket
Under the Wig
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
How Was It For You?
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
A Dictionary of Law
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Secret Barrister
Added to basket
Lab Rats
Added to basket
£16.99
Hardback
East West Street
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.