The Unsteady State : General Jurisprudence for Dynamic Social Phenomena, Paperback / softback Book

The Unsteady State : General Jurisprudence for Dynamic Social Phenomena Paperback / softback



Analytical jurisprudence often proceeds with two key assumptions: that all law is either contained in or traceable back to an authorizing law-state, and that states are stable and in full control of the borders of their legal systems.

What would a general theory of law be like and do if these long-standing presumptions were loosened?

The Unsteady State aims to assess the possibilities by enacting a relational approach to explanation of law, exploring law's relations to the environment, security, and technology.

The account provided here offers a rich and renewed perspective on the preconditions and continuity of legal order in systemic and non-systemic forms, and further supports the view that the state remains prominent yet is now less dominant in the normative lives of norm-subjects and as an object of legal theory.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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  • Category: Central government
  • ISBN: 9781316500842



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