Skip to content
Cart

Your Cart

×

You have 0 items in your cart.

Register Sign in Wishlist

Searching for Contemporary Legal Thought

£110.00

Justin Desautels-Stein, Christopher Tomlins, Peter Goodrich, Maks Del Mar, Ben Golder, Samuel Moyn, Paulo Barrozo, Yves Dezalay, Bryant G. Garth, Marianne Constable, Alain Pottage, Martti Koskenniemi, Leila Kawar, Judith Surkis, Louis Assier-Andrieu, Denise Ferreira da Silva, Brenna Bhandar, Andrew Lang, Umut Özsu, John Henry Schlegel, Duncan Kennedy, Shaun McVeigh, Omri Ben-Zvi, Pierre Schlag, Amy J. Cohen, Michal Alberstein, Charles F. Sabel, William H. Simon, Annelise Riles
View all contributors
  • Date Published: December 2017
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107150676

£ 110.00
Hardback

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Paperback, eBook


Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available on inspection

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • For more than a century, law schools have trained students to 'think like a lawyer'. In these times of legal crisis, both in legal education and in global society, what does that mean for the rest of us? In this book, thirty leading international scholars - including Louis Assier-Andrieu, Marianne Constable, Yves Dezalay, Denise Ferreira da Silva, Bryant G. Garth, Peter Goodrich, Duncan Kennedy, Martti Koskenniemi, Shaun McVeigh, Samuel Moyn, Annelise Riles, Charles F. Sabel and William H. Simon - examine what is distinctive about legal thought. They probe the relation between law and time, law and culture, and legal thought and legal action; the nature of current legal thought; the geography of legal thought; and the conditions for recognition of a new 'contemporary' style of law. This work will help theorists, social scientists, historians and students understand the intellectual context of legal problems, legal doctrine, and jurisprudential trends in the current conjuncture.

    • Divided into specific sections dealing with the history of legal thought, current legal thought, and the future of legal thought
    • Suggests new and original ways of thinking about law that escape the stranglehold of neoliberal consensus
    • Offers lively and original essays from international scholars at the cutting edge of current legal scholarship
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    'In this strikingly provocative collection, an international group of some of the most interesting and original minds in the legal academy asks whether there is such a thing as 'contemporary legal thought', or only the shards and fragments of exhausted prior movements and systems. Some contributors see only the ruins; others, possibilities for making postmodern pastiches out of the fragments; still others point to wildflowers - prospects for novel approaches to understanding law that may someday crystallize into more general theories. The book is designed to disturb conventional views of law and legal theory; and it does so, with panache.' Robert W. Gordon, Stanford Law School, California

    'This brilliantly conceived collection seeks to explore what is new and distinctive in contemporary legal thought. The authors draw out the complex relations between theory and practice, past and present, faith and suspicion, information and thought, fragmentation and creation, and critique and innovation that are at the heart of contemporary performances of legality. The result is an invitation to take seriously the question of what styles and practices of legal thought might be adequate to this time of crisis in the institutions of law.' Anne Orford, Melbourne Law School

    See more reviews

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2017
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107150676
    • length: 590 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 160 x 34 mm
    • weight: 0.97kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: searching for contemporary legal thought: history, image and structure Justin Desautels-Stein and Christopher Tomlins
    Part I. Histories of the Legal Contemporary:
    1. Of origin: toward a history of contemporary legal thought Christopher Tomlins
    2. Who are we? Persona, office, suspicion and critique Peter Goodrich
    3. On the hinges of history: for a relational legal historiography Maks Del Mar
    4. Contemporary legal genealogies Ben Golder
    5. Legal theory among the ruins Samuel Moyn
    6. Institutional conditions of contemporary legal thought Paulo Barrozo
    7. 'Legal theory', strategies of learned production, and the relatively weak autonomy of the subfield of learned law Yves Dezalay and Bryant G. Garth
    8. Law and language as information systems: perish the thought! Marianne Constable
    9. Our geological contemporary Alain Pottage
    Part II. Images of the Legal Contemporary?:
    10. International law as 'global governance' Martti Koskenniemi
    11. Recasting labor standards for the contemporary: international versus transnational frameworks at the ILO Leila Kawar
    12. An effective and affective history of colonial law Judith Surkis
    13. A cultural reluctance to rights Louis Assier-Andrieu
    14. The scene of nature Denise Ferreira da Silva
    15. Registering interests: modern methods of valuing labor, land and life Brenna Bhandar
    16. Market anti-naturalisms Andrew Lang
    17. Neoliberalism and the new international economic order: a history of 'contemporary legal thought' Umut Özsu
    18. … and law? John Henry Schlegel
    Part III: Structures of the Legal Contemporary:
    19. A social psychological interpretation of the hermeneutic of suspicion in contemporary American legal thought Duncan Kennedy
    20. Office and persona of the critical jurist: peripheral legal thought (Australia) Shaun McVeigh
    21. Zombie jurisprudence Omri Ben-Zvi
    22. The knowledge bubble: a diagnostic for expertopia Pierre Schlag
    23. ADR and some thoughts on 'the social' in contemporary legal thought Amy J. Cohen
    24. Complexity and reconstruction as contemporary legal thought: law-conflict interactions and judicial work Michal Alberstein
    25. Democratic experimentalism Charles F. Sabel and William H. Simon
    26. Legal amateurism Annelise Riles
    27. After the end of legal thought Justin Desautels-Stein
    Afterword
    Contemporary legal thought as … Justin Desautels-Stein and Christopher Tomlins.

  • Editors

    Justin Desautels-Stein, University of Colorado School of Law
    Justin Desautels-Stein is Associate Professor of Law, University of Colorado. His published works have appeared in many well-respected journals, including Law and Contemporary Problems, International Theory, The American Journal of Legal History, and Law and Critique. He is the author of The Jurisprudence of Style: A Structuralist History of American Pragmatism and Liberal Legal Thought (Cambridge, 2018).

    Christopher Tomlins, University of California, Berkeley School of Law
    Christopher Tomlins is Elizabeth J. Boalt Professor of Law, at the University of California, Berkeley. His books include Freedom, Bound: Law, Labor, and Civic Identity in Colonizing English America, 1580–1865 (2010); Law, Labor, and Ideology in the Early American Republic (1993); and The State and the Unions: Labor Relations, Law, and the Organized Labor Movement in America, 1880–1960 (1985). He has been awarded the Littleton-Griswold Prize of the American Historical Association, the Hurst Prize of the Law and Society Association (twice), the Reid Prize of the American Society for Legal History, and the Bancroft Prize of the Trustees of Columbia University.

    Contributors

    Justin Desautels-Stein, Christopher Tomlins, Peter Goodrich, Maks Del Mar, Ben Golder, Samuel Moyn, Paulo Barrozo, Yves Dezalay, Bryant G. Garth, Marianne Constable, Alain Pottage, Martti Koskenniemi, Leila Kawar, Judith Surkis, Louis Assier-Andrieu, Denise Ferreira da Silva, Brenna Bhandar, Andrew Lang, Umut Özsu, John Henry Schlegel, Duncan Kennedy, Shaun McVeigh, Omri Ben-Zvi, Pierre Schlag, Amy J. Cohen, Michal Alberstein, Charles F. Sabel, William H. Simon, Annelise Riles

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×