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Published: 26 August 2010

256 Pages | 1 table (b/w)

ISBN: 9780195429800

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Law and Society Redefined

George Pavlich

Themes in Canadian Sociology

  • Canadian and international perspectives. This indigenous text features a significant amount of Canadian content throughout, ensuring that the material is relevant to students in this country, while also incorporating balanced coverage of international references and examples.
  • Historical foundation. Traces the origins of law and society as a discipline through coverage of such classical theorists as Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, St Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, and Grotius, helping students understand law in relation to historical social contexts.
  • Social theory. Discusses the major contributions of such essential social theorists as Durkheim and Marx, ensuring students are exposed to the formative ideas in the sociological study of law.
  • Engaging legal case studies. Relevant and contemporary case studies throughout show theory in action, reinforcing and illuminating key ideas.
  • Strong pedagogical program. Pre-reading questions, discussion questions, key terms bolded at first use, concluding reflections, and lists of further readings and relevant websites aid in student comprehension of complex concepts.

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