Would You Like Theory with that? Bridging the Divide between Policy-Oriented Empirical Legal Research, Critical Theory and Politics

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Title

Would You Like Theory with that? Bridging the Divide between Policy-Oriented Empirical Legal Research, Critical Theory and Politics

Alternative Title

Studies in Law, Politics, and Society

Creator

Rosemary Hunter

Date

5 December 2007

Description

In response to the divides identified by some UK writers between critical legal scholarship, left political agendas, and empirical, policy-driven, socio-legal research, and indications of similar divides in the US, this essay seeks to demonstrate the possibilities for work that negotiates between progressive political commitments, social and political theory, policy concerns, and social scientific approaches to the interface between law and society. It does so by reference to three case studies of critical, feminist socio-legal scholarship, which address policy issues in the areas of family law, the legal profession, and access to justice.

Language

Engglish

Publisher

Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Subject

Sociology

isbn

978-0-7623-1460-7,
978-1-84950-511-6

issn

1059-4337

doi

uri

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