‘Law in Context’ Revisited

$48.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Download / Buy Article:


Although ‘Law in Context’ is a well-known motto for law-and-society scholarship, the idea could benefit from closer examination. This paper introduces a principle of `fidelity to context' and suggests that contexts may be transcended by invoking general purposes and principles. These issues have special relevance for contextual analysis of free speech, academic freedom, and other rights and responsibilities. I also consider the relevance of legal pluralism, and the contextual analysis of human rights.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-6478.00252

Affiliations: University of California, United States of America

Publication date: June 1, 2003

Related content



Share Content

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more