Law and contemporary social theory

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Faculty of Law, University of Toronto , [Toronto, Ont.]
Sociological jurisprudence, Law -- Philos
Other titlesLaw and modern social theory.
StatementRosemary J. Coombe.
ContributionsClark, Karen., University of Toronto. Faculty of Law.
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LC ClassificationsK370 .C66 1992
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Pagination1 v. ;
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