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Perceptions of law and social order: a cross-national comparison of collective legal consciousness

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The paper introduces the concept of collective legal consciousness, understood as the dominant perception of what law is and how people tend to relate to it in a given society. The author takes a constructivist approach in order to explore the way in which people in the society develop a distinct interpretation of how social order is organized, what role law plays in maintaining that order, and how it becomes embedded in everyday life. She contends that although collective legal consciousness...

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Department:
Oxford, SSD, Law, Socio-Legal Studies Centre
Publisher:
Wisconsin International Law Journal Publisher's website
Journal:
Wisconsin International Law Journal Journal website
Volume:
29
Issue:
2
Pages:
366-392
Publication date:
2012-10-09
Acceptance date:
2012-09-09
ISSN:
0743-7951
Pubs id:
pubs:656102
URN:
uri:1eb958ed-d6df-468f-a8d6-f9c8bd76a6fd
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uuid:1eb958ed-d6df-468f-a8d6-f9c8bd76a6fd
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