Bringing a timely synthesis to the field, The Handbook of Law and Society presents a comprehensive overview of key research findings, theoretical developments, and methodological controversies in the field of law and society. * Provides illuminating insights into societal issues that pose ongoing real-world legal problems * Offers accessible, succinct overviews with in-depth coverage of each topic, including its evolution, current state, and directions for future research * Addresses a wide range of emergent topics in law and society and revisits perennial questions about law in a global world including the widening gap between codified laws and law in action , problems in the implementation of legal decisions, law s constitutive role in shaping society, the importance of law in everyday life, ways legal institutions both embrace and resist change, the impact of new media and technologies on law, intersections of law and identity, law s relationship to social consensus and conflict, and many more * Features contributions from 38 international expert scholars working in diverse fields at the intersections of legal studies and social sciences * Unique in its contributions to this rapidly expanding and important new multi-disciplinary field of study
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Number of pages: 488
Weight: 890 g
Dimensions: 250 x 175 x 29 mm
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