A New Jurisprudence?

Roger Cotterrell, Sociological Jurisprudence: Juristic Thought and Social Inquiry (2018). Sean Coyle This important and impressive new book by Roger Cotterrell represents a new and original perspective on legal theory, building considerably upon the author’s previous, justly celebrated, work. It calls for a “sociological jurisprudence” (not a mere sociology of law) and for a reorientation of jurisprudential study as a form of social inquiry. The book is not likely to please all jurisprudential scholars, but all should read it and will profit from doing so. The book is divided into three parts: first, concerning the ‘juristic point of view’; second, transnational legal theory; and third, on “legal values.” I will very briefly explore each in turn. Continue reading "A New Jurisprudence?"The post A New Jurisprudence? appeared first on Jotwell.

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