Semester 1, 2018

Law and Social Theory Notes

29 pages

17,500 words



Law and Social Theory Notes

1. What is Social Theory?
2. How does law fit in?
3. Law, religion, politics, culture
4. Law and social solidarity: Emile Durkheim (1858–1917)
5. Law as a reflection of societal values
6. Criticism of Durkheim’s account of law
7. Law as a system of social rules
8. Law as a “patchwork quilt”
9. Is law anything but an expression of the interests of the wealthy and powerful?
10. The Marxist critique of law
11. The Marxist critique of the rule of law
12. Alternatives to Marxism




Monash, Clayton

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