COVID-19 Response at Fishpond.com.au

Read what we're doing...

Niklas Luhmann's Theory of Politics and Law
By

Rating

Product Description
Product Details

Table of Contents

List of Figures Luhmann's Social Theory Society's Legal System The Political System The Subject of Liberalism Risk and the Environment Conclusion: Luhmann and his Critics Notes Bibliography Index

Promotional Information

MICHAEL KING is Professor of Law at Brunel University, UK. He has held appointments at Warwick University and the State University of New York and has worked as a research fellow at the European University Institute, Florence. Recently, he has written extensively on autopoietic theory and its implications for the understanding of law. CHRIS THORNHILL teaches German Political Theory and Philosophy at King's College, London. He is the author of several books on modern German legal and political thought.

About the Author

MICHAEL KING is Professor of Law at Brunel University, UK. He has held appointments at Warwick University and the State University of New York and has worked as a research fellow at the European University Institute, Florence. Recently, he has written extensively on autopoietic theory and its implications for the understanding of law.

CHRIS THORNHILL is Professor of German Political Theory at King's College, London. He is the author of several books on modern German legal and political thought.

Reviews

Reviews of the Hardback Edition:

'This is an excellent book. Michael King and Chris Thornhill have provided a comprehensive, scholarly and accessible account of Luhmann's extensive writings on politics and law. They have also answered convincingly many of the 'anti-functionist' criticisms that have been directed against his ideas. I have no doubt that their efforts will succeed in convincing readers of the relevance and importance of Luhmann's theory in understanding the complexity and dynamism of modern society as well as the considerable difficulties which are likely to be encountered in attempting to find solutions to the major problems facing the world.' - Professor Gunther Teubner, J.W. Goethe University, Germany

'King and Thornhill have written an accessible introduction to Luhmann's theory. They focus on politics and law but also introduce the basic concepts of the general framework of systems theory. The book has many qualities, not least its language, which strive for clarity of expression. The authors seek to explain and strive to be understood. [I]n addition, King and Thornhill write with a welcome political edge. They spell out the political consequences of Luhmann's theory: the role of law in society, theories of legitimacy, concepts of democracy, the welfare state or the role of civil society in current life. The authors clearly understand how ambitious and far-reaching Luhmann's theory is meant to be. The book is therefore a very useful and recommendable introduction to its topic.' - Matthias Mahlmann, Freie Universitat Berlin, in Journal of Law & Society

'King and Thornhill have produced an outstanding book.' - Tim Murphy, London School of Economics and Political Science

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 8% commission by selling Niklas Luhmann's Theory of Politics and Law on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond Retail Limited.
Back to top