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The Great Juristic Bazaar: Jurists' Texts and Lawyers' Stories Hardcover – May 28 2002
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'William Twining is a distinctive voice among British jurists. He has a unique grasp of the history of Juristic ideas, that shines through in all his writings.' Professor Neil McCormick, University of Edinburgh, UK 'In Twining's vision, the scope of jurisprudence is remarkably broad, and uniquely inviting. From parables to the panopticon, from post-modernism to problems of conceptualizaing law in an era of globalization - no issue important for our understanding of the role of law in modern social life escapes his searching gaze. These essays offer a leisurely, reflective tour through a rich gallery of jurists and jurisprudential theories, philosophical problems, lawyer's stories, and lessons we can learn from all of them. Novice and expert alike will find this book enormously rewarding.' Gerald J. Postema, Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Law, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA 'Professor Twiningisby far the most interesting legal theorist alive. Indeed he is the only global legal theorist alive. His work travels from Tanzania to Britain, from the USA to Colombia and further, for he wantstodrawthe map of thebrave new world emerging inthe frontiers oftheGlobal North and the GlobalSouth. The result is pathbreaking:indeed, itis Newfoundland all over again. Not only his research is taking legaltheory where no one has gone before, he is alsowriting and composing in a unique style. The blending of diary and ethnographic techniques, together with cutting-edgeanalysis moving between philosophy, law and the postcolonial politics of globalization in a no-nonsense approach is unprecedented. Behold, the future of legal and political studies has arrived.' Oscar Guardiola-Rivera, Associate Professor of Jurisprudence & Political Ideas, Universidad Javeriana, Colombia.
About the Author
William Twining, Research Professor of Law at University College London, UK, having been Quain Professor of Jurisprudence from 1982 to 1986.