Eugen Ehrlich's Sociology of Law

Edited by: Knut Papendorf, Stefan Machura, Anne Hellum

The work of Eugen Ehrlich (1862-1922) is directly relevant for an understanding of law in society and of the role of sociology of law. Today, it is possible to see behind the smokescreen of historical debates and to assess Ehrlich's key ideas in the light of today's problems. The coexistence of state and local law still challenges lawyers and decision-makers. Ehrlich suggests sociology of law as an instrument to address social and legal problems that supplements standard legal methodology. The articles in this book place Eugen Ehrlich in the context of his times, outline the international reception of ~his work, and show the relevance of his thoughts for contemporary issues. (Series: Society and Law / Gesellschaft und Recht - Vol. 8) [Subject: Socio-Legal Studies, Legal History]

Publication Date: 11/12/2014
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9783643904942