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Law as a Social System

Niklas Luhmann, Translated by Klaus Ziegert, Edited by Fatima Kastner, and Richard Nobles

Oxford Socio-Legal Studies

  • Presents the definitive statement of the widely misunderstood systems theory of law by Niklas Luhmann
  • Makes available a classic work of modern German legal philosophy to an English-speaking audience
  • Offers critical new insights into the nature of law in modern society and its relationship to other social systems, such as politics, religion and the economy
  • Provides a theoretical grounding for sociology in general, applying the general systems theory to one of the most important social systems