Sociology and Natural Law

  title={Sociology and Natural Law},
  author={Philip Selznick},
  journal={The American Journal of Jurisprudence},
  • Philip Selznick
  • Published 1961
  • Sociology
  • The American Journal of Jurisprudence
The Normative Case Study1
The case study is one of the major research strategies in contemporary social science. Although most discussions of case study research presume that cases contribute to explanatory theory, thisExpand
Introduction: the rule of law in transnational development projects – private actors and public chokeholds
‘large development projects ... raise complex and difficult constitutional questions; specifically, around the capacity of private actors through the contractual, policy and behavioural mechanismsExpand
Krygier and Selznick and the Rule of Law
During the same period that Martin Krygier published several of his most important articles on the rule of law, he was also at work on an ambitious interpretation of the social theory of the U.S.Expand
The discreet charm of civility
Maria Márkus took special interest in the concept of civil society that was revived by East European dissidents and incorporated it into her account of the fundamental ideals of modernity. ModernExpand
Two Realist Idealists Theorizing the Rule of Law
This contribution discusses the links between Martin Krygier’s and Philip Selznick’s work on the ideal of the rule of law. The way Krygier explains and reconstructs Selznick’s theory is helpful, andExpand
The European Union’s Rule of Law Agenda: Identifying Its Core and Contextualizing Its Application
Monitoring the rule of law performance of EU member states presupposes that the EU has a clear idea of what is meant by the rule of law. Theoretically, however, the conceptualization of this notionExpand
The Many Uses of Law. Interactional Law as a Bridge between Instrumentalism and Law's Values
Legal instrumentalism has a bad name: it is criticized for reducing law to a policy instrument for external political or economic goals. In this paper I aim to rehabilitate instrumentalism, at leastExpand
Perils of Value Neutrality
Abstract The vast majority of contemporary social scientists have distanced themselves from moral reflection and the academic disciplines that engage in it. Throughout his long career PhilipExpand