This book provides coverage of major classic and contemporary social theories of law, it is informed by empirical research drawn from several countries / societies, and includes up to date and relevant examples. This thoroughly updated edition engages with modern scholarship, and recent research, on globalization whilst also looking at related issues such as the internationalization of law and human rights. It explores recent reforms at local and national levels, including issues of migration and refugees, the regulation of ′ anti-social ′ behavior, and specialist or problem solving courts and also provides a clear, accessible introduction to research methods used in the socio-legal field.

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