User-friendly Legal Science

A New Scientific Discipline

  • Petri Mäntysaari

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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About this book


This book defines the characteristics of a new discipline that is both legal and scientific: user-friendly legal science.
Focusing on how legal tools and practices can be used to achieve objectives in different contexts, it offers an alternative to doctrinal research, law-and-something disciplines, and the traditional interdisciplinary approach.
The book not only defines the new discipline’s research approach, point of view, theory-building, and research methods, it also shows how it relates to other scientific disciplines and how existing doctrinal legal disciplines can be upgraded into scientific disciplines.


Legal theory Legal methodology Hermeneutics Grounded theory Interdisciplinary approach Legal science Legal tools

Authors and affiliations

  • Petri Mäntysaari
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  1. 1.Deptartment of Accounting and Commercial LawHanken School of Economics VaasaFinland

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