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Twentieth Century Legal Philosophy Series 6

Max Weber on Law in Economy and Society

Max Weber

Edited and translated by Max Rheinstein

Translated by Edward A. Shils

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$27.50 • £23.95 • €25.95

ISBN 9780674556515

Publication Date: 01/01/1954


363 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

Twentieth Century Legal Philosophy Series


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  • General Introduction to the Series
  • Preface
  • List of Books Cited in Abbreviated Form
  • Introduction [Max Rheinstein]
  • Max Weber on Law in Economy and Society
    • I. Basic Concepts of Sociology
    • II. The Economic System and the Normative Orders
      • 1. Legal Order and Economic Order
      • 2. Law, Convention, and Usage
      • 3. Significance and Limits of Legal Coercion in Economic Life
    • III. Fields of Substantive Law
    • IV. Categories of Legal Thought
    • V. Emergence and Creation of Legal Norms
    • VI. Forms of Creation of Rights
      • 1. Logical Categories of “Legal Propositions” - Liberties and Powers - Freedom of Contract
      • 2. Development of Freedom of Contract - “Status Contracts” and “Purposive Contracts” - The Historical Origin of the Purposive Contracts
      • 3. Institutions Auxiliary to Actionable Contract: Agency; Assignment; Negotiable Instruments
      • 4. Limits of Freedom of Contract
      • 5. Extension of the Effect of a Contract beyond Its Parties - “Special Law”
      • 6. Associational Contracts - Juristic Personality
      • 7. Freedom and Coercion
      • Supplement to Chapter VI. The Market
    • VII. The Legal and the Types of Legal Thought
    • VIII. Formal and Substantive Rationalization in the Law (Sacred Laws)
    • IX. Imperium and Patrimonial Monarchical Power as Influences on the Formal Qualities of Law: The Codifications
    • X. The Formal Qualities of Revolutionary Law Natural Law
    • XI. The Formal Qualities of Modern Law
    • XII. Domination
      • 1. Power and Domination. Transitional Forms
      • 2. Domination and Administration - Nature and Limits of Democratic Administration
      • 3. Domination through Organization - Bases of Legitimate Authority
    • XIII. Political Communities
      • 1. Nature and “Legitimacy” of Political Communities
      • 2. Stages in the Formation of Political Communities
    • XIV. Rational and Irrational Administration of Justice
  • Index

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