Law, Ethics and Socio-History: The Case of Freedom

  • Alan Norrie
Part of the Palgrave Macmillan Socio-Legal Studies book series (PSLS)


What does the ‘socio’ in socio-legal studies denote? No doubt, it means different things to different people, and to some it is simply a portmanteau term. For many, it indicates a relationship between law and society, either narrowly in terms of empirical and pragmatic questions as to the impact of law and legal reform, or, more broadly, in theoretical terms as to how we understand both the nature of law and the relationship between legal forms and institutions and social relations. My work has been in the latter area, where one might expect the nature of the socio to have come under close scrutiny. I am not aware that it has, but it is an interesting and challenging question to think about what it denotes.


Restorative Justice Human Freedom Negative Freedom Positive Freedom Natural Necessity 
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