BIROn - Birkbeck Institutional Research Online

    The problem of power in Luhmann's systems theory

    Ashenden, Samantha (2006) The problem of power in Luhmann's systems theory. In: King, M. and Thornhill, C. (eds.) Luhmann on Law and Politics: Critical Appraisals and Applications. Oxford, UK: Hart Publishing, pp. 127-144. ISBN 9781841136240.

    Full text not available from this repository.

    Abstract

    Book synopsis: Perhaps more than any other social theorist in recent history, Niklas Luhmann's work has aroused extreme, and often antagonistic, responses. It has generated controversies about its political implications, its resolute anti-humanism and its ambitious critique of more established definitions of society, social theory and sociology. Now, however, a steadily growing number of scholars working in many different disciplines have begun to use aspects of Luhmann's sociology as an important methodological stimulus and as a theoretical framework for reorientating their studies. This collection of essays includes critical and reconstructive contributions by a number of distinguished social theorists, political theorists, legal scholars and empirical sociologists. Together, they provide evidence of Luhmann's extensive and diverse relevance to the issues facing contemporary society, and, at the same time, they enhance our understanding of the challenges posed by his theoretical paradigm to more traditional conceptions of social theory.

    Metadata

    Item Type: Book Section
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Politics
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2017 12:47
    Last Modified: 28 Jul 2020 09:44
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/19813

    Statistics

    Downloads
    Activity Overview
    0Downloads
    115Hits

    Additional statistics are available via IRStats2.

    Archive Staff Only (login required)

    Edit/View Item Edit/View Item