Law, justice and Reza Banakar’s legal sociology

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  • Mariana Motta Vivian

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.35295/osls.iisl/0000-0000-0000-1169

Keywords:

Reza Banakar, sociology of law, law and justice, socio-legal theory

Abstract

This work provides a specific theoretical reading of the contemporary sociology of law promoted by Reza Banakar. Specifically, it investigates how the scholar approaches the relationship between law’s autonomy and justice claims through socio-legal lenses, and it proposes a partial understanding of his response. This response is critically interpreted in order to outline the potentialities and limitations of the author’s theoretical proposal. The analyses found in this work were operationalized from a bibliographic review of different sets of literature. In the end, the work highlights that, despite certain gaps, Banakar’s sociology of law has much to offer to the field, and it paves the way for the engagement of future socio-legal researchers interested in the different forms of intersection between law and justice in society.

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Author Biography

Mariana Motta Vivian

Mariana holds a Bachelor’s degree in Legal and Social Sciences from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, a Master’s degree in Sociology from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, and a Master’s degree in Sociology of Law from the International Institute for the Sociology of Law, Spain.

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Published

28-01-2021

How to Cite

Vivian, M. M. (2021) “Law, justice and Reza Banakar’s legal sociology”, Oñati Socio-Legal Series, 11(1), pp. 1–29. doi: 10.35295/osls.iisl/0000-0000-0000-1169.