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Marxist legal theory

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critical legal studies

critical legal studies  

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A left-leaning movement, critical of legal liberalism, which was especially strong in the USA in the 1980s. It draws variously on Marxism, feminism, postmodernism and even American Legal Realism to ...
historical jurisprudence

historical jurisprudence  

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Historical jurisprudence was an influential school of jurisprudence in the nineteenth century, but one that currently has few adherents. It offered broad claims about the relationship of society, ...
jurisprudence

jurisprudence  

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N.The theoretical analysis of legal issues at the highest level of abstraction. Jurisprudence may be distinguished from both legal theory and the philosophy of law by its concern with those questions ...
legal theory

legal theory  

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The philosophical analysis of law and legal systems. It attempts to bring consistency to the myriad complexities of law and answer analytical questions such as ‘What is law?’ and ‘How ...
Marxist and Post-marxist Theories of Law

Marxist and Post-marxist Theories of Law   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Law

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2004
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Law
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1,064 words

It is impossible to speak knowledgeably about the embedded nature of law in society without addressing the central notions of

Marxist legal theories

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The New Oxford Companion to Law

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2009
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723 words

Theories about law from a Marxist perspective have evolved in line with developments in Marxism as a whole. Early writers,

positivist school of criminology

positivist school of criminology  

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One of the two major schools of criminology. In contrast to the classical school, which assumes that criminal acts are the product of free choice and rational calculation, the positivist sees the ...
postmodernist legal thought

postmodernist legal thought  

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Postmodernism is best understood as a broad, multidisciplinary assault on the values of the Enlightenment, especially its ideal of objective human knowledge achieved through the exercise of reason in ...
socialist legalism

socialist legalism  

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The Marxist legal theory that laws are instrumental but temporary, and subservient to the collective political will, but they are necessary to advance the state towards socialism, and can only ...
sociology of law

sociology of law  

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Study of the interrelationships between society and law, including such institutions and processes as courts and law enforcement. Sociologists focus on the influence on law of macro processes such as ...

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