Paper $18.00 ISBN: 9781529200263 Will Publish June 2019 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $34.95 ISBN: 9781529200256 Published October 2018 For sale in North and South America only

Law and Society in a Populist Age

Balancing Individual Rights and the Common Good

Amitai Etzioni

Law and Society in a Populist Age

Amitai Etzioni

Distributed for Bristol University Press

224 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 2018
Paper $18.00 ISBN: 9781529200263 Will Publish June 2019 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $34.95 ISBN: 9781529200256 Published October 2018 For sale in North and South America only
The most prevalent and shocking trend in recent global politics is the rise of populism and the corresponding crisis of faith among law-based democratic institutions. These seismic changes demand that greater attention be paid to the role society plays in forming and challenging laws—and how the law copes with these challenges. In Law and Society in a Populist Age, Amitai Etzioni—a leader in sociological thought since the 1960s—argues for a new liberal communitarian approach as an effective response to populism. Covering a broad set of concerns including national security, personal privacy, and freedom of the press, this book offers a timely investigation of the relationship between citizens and the law in our world today.
 
Review Quotes
Yuval Feldman, Bar-Ilan University
“Etzioni demonstrates his unprecedented multidisciplinary knowledge by weaving numerous case studies into a rich and vibrant portrait of the role of contemporary law. This wonderful book could not have been written by anyone else.”
Christopher Slobogin, Vanderbilt University
“Ambitiously takes on a wide range of issues, from immigration and Brexit to private data collection and government surveillance, and explains why a liberal communitarian approach can help resolve seemingly unrepairable rifts. Etzioni’s call for respectful dialogue and his sensible compromise positions on hot button topics should trigger long-overdue policy changes.”
Paolo G. Carrozza, University of Notre Dame
“The urgent relevance of Etzioni’s clarion call for a new moral dialogue, that embraces both individual liberties and strong communities, could not be more evident in this age where democracy and law face unprecedented challenges on a global scale.”
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