Law in Perspective: Ethics, Society and Critical Thinking
"This book seeks to encourage critical, responsible and creative thinking about law as a system of ideas and as a social institution. It aims to encourage exploration of the interrelations between legal methods, ideas and practices and those of other disciplines and institutions. It focuses upon a range of powerful critical thinking tools, in the form of ideas and techniques drawn from logic, science, ethics and political and social theory, to place law in its historical, philosophical, economic, political and social context. The book is divided into three main sections. Law, Logic and Science explores the relations between these three disciplines. Law, Ethics and Social Theory explores some of the principal theoretical approaches to the nature and socio-economic role of law. Law and Contemporary Social Problems asks what role the legal system plays in alleviating or exacerbating some modern social issues, such as crime and punishment, terrorism and refugees."--Provided by publisher.
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