Ubiquitous Law: Legal Theory and the Space for Legal Pluralism

1st Edition

Emmanuel Melissaris

Routledge
Published November 30, 2016
Reference - 178 Pages
ISBN 9781138277878 - CAT# Y315720

For Instructors Request Inspection Copy

was $54.95

USD$43.96

SAVE ~$10.99

Add to Wish List
FREE Standard Shipping!

Summary

Ubiquitous Law explores the possibility of understanding the law in dissociation from the State while, at the same time, establishing the conditions of meaningful communication between various legalities. This book argues that the enquiry into the legal has been biased by the implicit or explicit presupposition of the State's exclusivity to a claim to legality as well as the tendency to make the enquiry into the law the task of experts, who purport to be able to represent the legal community's commitments in an authoritative manner. Very worryingly, the experts' point of view then becomes constitutive of the law and parasitic to and distortive of people's commitments. Ubiquitous Law counter-suggests a new methodology for legal theory, which will not be based on rigid epistemological and normative assumptions but rather on self-reflection and mutual understanding and critique, so as to establish acceptable differences on the basis of a commonality.

Instructors

We provide complimentary e-inspection copies of primary textbooks to instructors considering our books for course adoption.

Request an
e-inspection copy

Share this Title