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Legal Realism Regained : Saving Realism from Critical Acclaim (Hardcover)

Author: Been, Wouter De

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Legal Realism Regained presents a comparison between the legal realists, a group of pragmatic legal theorists from the 1920s and 1930s, and critical legal studies, a movement of postmodern legal theory during the end of the twentieth century. The book argues for a return to legal realism and the classical pragmatism of John Dewey and William James and for a rejection of the postmodern critique of critical legal studies. It discusses the two movements with respect to three topics: their view of history, their view of social science, and their view of language.

Rejecting the claim that critical legal studies can be seen as the heir of legal realism,Legal Realism Regained argues that, with respect to each of these three topics, the realists still present a stronger argument than their more radical descendants.


Publisher Stanford Law & Politics
Mfg Part# 9780804756594
SKU 206740438
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0804756597
Release Date 1/30/2008
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0249
Publisher Stanford University Press
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