Law as Communication

By Mark van Hoecke

Human interaction and communication are not only regulated by law, but such communication plays an increasing role in the making and legitimation of law, involving various kinds of participants in the communication process. The precise nature of these communications depends on the legal actors involved, such as legislators, judges, legal scholars, and the media, and on the situations where they arise, such as at the national and supra-national level and within or between State law and non-State law. The author argues that our conception of legal system, of democracy, of the legitimation of law and of the respective role of judges, legislators and legal scholars should be based on a pluralistic and communicative approach, rather than on a monolithic and hierarchical one. This book analyzes the main problems of jurisprudence from such a communicative perspective.


240 pages

Publication Date: 10/23/2002
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781841133416