Title: Facing the limits of the law
Editors: Claes, Erik
Devroe, Wouter
Keirsbilck, Bert
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Springer
Abstract: Many legal experts no longer share an unbounded trust in the potential of law to govern society efficiently and responsibly. They often experience the 'limits of the law', as they are confronted with striking inadequacies in their legal toolbox, with inner inconsistencies of the law, with problems of enforcement and obedience, and with undesired side-effects, and so on.
The contributors to this book engage in the challenging task of making sense of this experience. Against the background of broader cultural transformations (such as globalisation, new technologies, individualism and cultural diversity), they revisit a wide range of areas of the law and map different types of limits in relation to some basic functions and characteristics of the law. Additionally, they offer a set of strategies to manage justifiably law's limits, such as dedramatising law's limits, conceptual refinement ('constructivism'), striking the right balance between different functions of the law, seeking for complementarity between law and other social practices.
ISBN: 978-3-540-79855-2
VABB publication type: VABB-3
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IBe
Appears in Collections:Centre for a Common Law of Europe (-)
Research Unit Economic Law - miscellaneous
Research Unit Study of the Foundations of Law - miscellaneous (-)
Field of Study Social and Community Work Odisee
Faculty of Law, Campus Brussels - miscellaneous
Faculty of Law

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