Table of contents for Law and society / Steven Vago.

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CONTENTS
PREFACE
1.	INTRODUCTION
	OVERVIEW
	DEFINITIONS OF LAW
	TYPES OF LAW
	MAJOR LEGAL SYSTEMS
		Romano-Germanic System
		Common-Law System
		Socialist Legal System
		Islamic Legal System
	 FUNCTIONS OF LAW
		Social Control
		Dispute Settlement
		Social Change
	DYSFUNCTIONS OF LAW
	PARADIGMS OF SOCIETY
		The Consensus Perspective
		The Conflict Perspective
	OPTIONS FOR SOCIOLOGISTS
	SUMMARY
	SUGGESTED FURTHER READINGS
	REFERENCES
2.	THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES
	THE EVOLUTION OF LEGAL SYSTEMS
		Primitive Legal Systems
		Transitional Legal Systems
		Modern Legal Systems
	THEORIES OF LAW AND SOCIETY
		The European Pioneers
		Classical Sociological Theorists
		Sociolegal Theorists
		Contemporary Law and Society Theorists
	CURRENT INTELLECTUAL MOVEMENTS IN LAW
		The Functionalist Approach
		Conflict and Marxist Approaches
		Critical Legal Studies Movement
		Feminist Legal Theory
		Critical Race Theory
	SUMMARY
	SUGGESTED FURTHER READINGS
	REFERENCES
3.	THE ORGANIZATION OF LAW
	COURTS
		Dispute Categories
		The Organization of Courts
		Participants in Court Processes
		The Flow of Litigation
	LEGISLATURES
		The Organization of Legislatures
		Participants in the Legislative Process
	ADMINISTRATIVE AGENCIES
		The Organization of Administrative Agencies
		The Administrative Process
	LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES
		The organization of Law Enforcement Agencies
		Police Discretion
	SUMMARY
	SUGGESTED FURTHER READINGS
	REFERENCES
4.	LAWMAKING
	PERSPECTIVES ON LAWMAKING
	LEGISLATION
	ADMINISTRATIVE LAWMAKING
		Administrative Rulemaking
		Administrative Adjudication
	JUDICIAL LAWMAKING
		Lawmaking by Precedents
		The Interpretation of Statutes
		The Interpretation of Constitutions
	INFLUENCES ON THE LAWMAKING PROCESS
		Interest Groups
		Public Opinion
		Law making and Social Science
	SOURCES OF IMPETUS FOR LAW
		Detached Scholarly Diagnosis
		A Voice from the Wilderness
		Protest Activity
		Social Movements
		Public Interest Groups
		The Mass Media
	SUMMARY
	SUGGESTED FURTHER READINGS
	REFERENCES
5.	LAW AND SOCIAL CONTROL
	INFORMAL SOCIAL CONTROLS
	FORMAL SOCIAL CONTROLS
		Criminal Sanctions
		Discord over the Death Penalty
		Civil Commitment
	CRIMES WITHOUT VICTIMS
		Drug Addiction
		Prostitution
		Gambling
	WHITE-COLLAR CRIME
	SOCIAL CONTROL OF DISSENT
	ADMINISTRATIVE LAW AND SOCIAL CONTROL
	SUMMARY
	SUGGESTED FURTHER READINGS
	REFERENCES
6.	LAW AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION
	A NOTE ON TERMINOLOGY
	METHODS OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION
		Primary Resolution Processes
		Hybrid Resolution Processes
	DEMANDS FOR COURT SERVICES IN DISPUTE RESOLUTION
		Variations in Litigation Rates
	PREREQUISITES FOR THE USE OF COURTS IN DISPUTE RESOLUTION
	A TYPOLOGY OF LITIGANTS
	DISPUTES BETWEEN INDIVIDUALS	
	DISPUTES BETWEEN INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS
		Law as a Method of Dispute Resolution in Academe
		The Courts as Collection Agencies
	DISPUTES BETWEEN ORGANIZATIONS
		Public Interest Law Firms in Environmental Disputes
	SUMMARY
	SUGGESTED FURTHER READINGS
	REFERENCES
7.	LAW AND SOCIAL CHANGE
	RECIPROCITY BETWEEN LAW AND SOCIAL CHANGE
	SOCIAL CHANGES AS CAUSES OF LEGAL CHANGES
	LAW AS AN INSTRUMENT OF SOCIAL CHANGE
		The Efficacy of Law as an Instrument of Social Change
	ADVANTAGES OF LAW IN CREATING SOCIAL CHANGE
		Legitimate Authority
		The Binding Force of Law
		Sanctions
	LIMITATIONS OF LAW IN CREATING SOCIAL CHANGE
		Law as a Policy Instrument
		Morality and Values
	RESISTANCE TO CHANGE
		Social Factors
		Psychological Factors
		Cultural Factors
		Economic Factors
	SUMMARY
	SUGGESTED FURTHER READINGS
	REFERENCES
8.	THE LEGAL PROFESSION
	BACKGROUND
	THE PROFESSIONALIZATION OF LAWYERS
	THE EVOLUTION OF THE AMERICAN LEGAL PROFESSION
	THE PROFESSION TODAY
	WHERE THE LAWYERS ARE
		Private Practice
		Government
		Private Employment
		Judiciary
	LAWYERS AND MONEY
	COMPETITION FOR BUSINESS
	LEGAL SERVICES FOR THE POOR AND NOT SO POOR
	LAW SCHOOLS
		Socialization into the Profession
	BAR ADMISSION
	BAR ASSOCIATIONS AS INTEREST GROUPS
	PROFESSIONAL DISCIPLINE
	SUMMARY
	SUGGESTED FURTHER READINGS
	REFERENCES
9. 	RESEARCHING LAW IN SOCIETY
	METHODS OF INQUIRY
		Historical Methods
		Observational Methods
		Experimental Methods
		Survey Methods
	THE IMPACT OF SOCIOLOGY ON SOCIAL POLICY
		Contributions of Sociology to Policy Recommendations
		Contributions of Sociology to Enacted Policy
	EVALUATION RESEARCH AND IMPACT STUDIES
	SUMMARY
	SUGGESTED FURTHER READINGS
	REFERENCES

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Sociological jurisprudence.