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Law and Society offers a highly readable and comprehensive introduction that examines the key themes in the complex relationships of administrative, criminal, and civil law to Canadian society.
The book focuses on the evolution of modern legal systems, current intellectual movements in law, the interplay between law and social change, and the main concerns and issues in the profession and practice of law.
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Law and Society offers a clear, readable, and balanced look at the interplay between law and society. It examines new trends, concerns, and controversies from social control to social change that will keep students informed, current, and knowledgeable about the sociology of law. This is a book that is pedagogically sound, full of ideas and insights, is provocative to read and distinctive in its coverage of the subject Review:
Vago/Nelson is the best text available and is the best text in the Sociology of Law discipline...[its] elaboration into various aspects of where legal institution apply (such as social control and dispute resolution) is excellent...[this text] filled a huge void that existed — a competent comprehensive text that gave an instructor many more options in handling the course. I have not seen a text that is comparable to Vago/Nelson.
In general, Vago/Nelson is the best text available in the sociology of law and as an introduction to understanding the role of law in Canadian society, both as a practical guide and as a basis for the study of jurisprudence.
- Allan Warnke, Political Science Department, Vancouver Island University
In my view it is a solid text...[it] is a well-organized and thorough presentation of the relevant discussion of law and society...Even the discussion of the legal profession does focus on the realities of the law, lawyers and the development of a profession.
- Barry McClinchey, Department of Sociology, University of Waterloo
This book is current, and...I have had no complaints from the students about the book. It is a very readable second-year university book that is not too theoretical.
- Thomas Groulx, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Windsor
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Book Description Pearson Education Canada, 2010. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0135064651