In this new addition to the substantial literature on legal consciousness, Marc Hertogh seeks to chart out an alternative approach to the dominant course set by Ewick and Silbey in their seminal work The Common Place of Law and subsequently in Silbey’s article 'After Legal Consciousness.' Hertogh proposes a 'secular' approach to legal consciousness that contrasts in several important respects from what he refers to as the dominant 'critical' approach. The overall aim of this 'secular approach' is to understand 'why people—because of their strong criticism about the justice system—turn their back to law'(p. 6).
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of Law and Society|
|Early online date||6 Nov 2019|
|Publication status||Published - 31 Dec 2019|
- legal consciousness
- law and society