By Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos

Niklas Luhmann: legislation, Justice, Society provides the paintings of sociologist Niklas Luhmann in a thorough new gentle. Luhmann’s idea is right here brought either when it comes to society at huge and the felony method particularly, and for the 1st time, Luhmann’s texts are systematically learn including theoretical insights from post-structuralism, deconstruction, phenomenology, radical ethics, feminism and post-ecologism. In his far-reaching publication, Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos distances Luhmann’s idea from its misrepresentations as conservative, carefully positivist and disconnected from empirical truth, and firmly locates it in a sphere of post-ideological jurisprudence.

The e-book operates either as an in depth rationalization of the theory’s strategies and because the locus of a critique which brings forth Luhmann’s radical credentials. The focal issues are Luhmann’s notion of society and the law’s paradoxical connection to justice. although, those strategies also are transgressed so one can convey how the legislation offers with the semblance of its id, and extra commonly how the speculation itself bargains with its obstacles. this can be illustrated through examples drawn from human rights, constitutional conception and ecological considering. commonly, Niklas Luhmann: legislations, Justice, Society serves either as an introductory textual content and as a serious reaction to Luhmann’s thought, and is suggested examining for college students and researchers in sociology, legislations, social sciences, politics and whoever is drawn to seeing the influential paintings of Niklas Luhmann from a serious new perspective.

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