Self-sufficiency of Law
A Critical-institutional Theory of Social Order
Law and Philosophy Library
Introduction.- Part I. Law as a complex practice: the rule-based model .- Overview.- 1. Legal theory as a scientific discipline and the variety of rules.- 2. Legal validity and the problem of rule-acceptance .- 3. Reflective acceptance: reasons for action and criterion-rules.- 4. The legal practice and its (vanishing) borders .- Part II. Law as a selective practice: the social and the legal.- Overview.- 5. The pluralist divide.- 6. Legal pluralism revised: law as the product of selection.- 7. Classic institutionalism: jural reality and legal selection.- 8. Exploring the jural continuum .- Part III. The law as a special practice: legal field and social reality.- Overview .- 9. Negotiating reality: knowledge and categories in the legal field.- 10. The ritual dimension of law: normality, normativity, and critique.- Epilogue: defending a pluralist critical-institutional view of law.- Bibliography.- Index.