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Crítica da razão acadêmica: campo das ciências sociais livres e a psicologia social francesa no fim do século XIX; Critic of the academical reason: the field of free social sciences and the french social psychology at the end of the nineteenth century.

Consolim, Marcia Cristina
Fonte: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP Publicador: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 29/10/2007 Português
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Este trabalho analisa o surgimento da "psicologia social" francesa na última década do século XIX, através de seus representantes mais conhecidos, Gabriel Tarde (1843-1904) e Gustave Le Bon (1841-1931), mas também de autores que, pertencentes ao mesmo meio, mantiveram com eles afinidades intelectuais, sociais e teóricas. Parto do princípio de que o estudo de um determinado tema, mesmo que não institucionalizado, como é o caso da "psicologia social", deve ser compreendido a partir da estrutura do campo intelectual no período, no caso, em processo de autonomização e profissionalização a partir dos anos 80. Isso significa que, no campo disciplinar, a grande referência é o corte entre o pólo universitário e o pólo "livre", o que predispôs a disputas diversas por cadeiras e cursos por parte dos representantes das várias matérias ainda não institucionalizadas. A "psicologia social" é uma dessas matérias que têm vigência e legitimidade restritas a um determinado grupo e período da história do campo, ou seja, é uma matéria típica de posições intelectualmente dominadas, não universitárias, e cujo fim era o combate pela ascensão à universidade contra o seu principal concorrente, a sociologia durkheimiana. Dado o caráter fluido das definições disciplinares...

Mínimo social e igualdade : deficiência, perícia e benefício assistencial na LOAS; Social minimum and equality : deficiency and LOAS assistance benefits

Silva, Janaína Lima Penalva da; Diniz, Debora
Fonte: Programa de Pós-Graduação em Serviço Social e Curso de Graduação em Serviço Social da Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina Publicador: Programa de Pós-Graduação em Serviço Social e Curso de Graduação em Serviço Social da Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
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Este artigo desenvolve a ideia de que a Lei Orgânica da Assistência Social (LOAS) institui o mínimo social e fixa a sobrevivência como padrão para a prestação de assistência social. Essas definições da LOAS são inconstitucionais, porque a Constituição Federal define que a assistência social será prestada a quem dela necessitar. Para defender essa tese, o artigo se organiza em duas partes. Na primeira, é analisado o conceito de deficiência que a Convenção Internacional sobre os Direitos das Pessoas com Deficiência incorporou à Constituição Federal e seu impacto na LOAS quanto à concessão do benefício de prestação assistencial aos deficientes. Na segunda parte, é discutido o papel dos peritos para a avaliação do acesso à assistência social, conforme o entendimento imposto pelos mínimos sociais. _________________________________________________________________________________ ABSTRACT; This article develops the idea that the Organic Law for Social Assistance (LOAS) institutes the social minimum and establishes a survival level as the standard for providing social assistance. The definitions established by LOAS are unconstitutional, because the Brazilian Constitution determines that social assistance will be provided to whoever needs it. To defend this thesis...

Um olhar crítico sobre a Psicologia Vocacional : género, classe social e relação família-trabalho em adolescentes e jovens adultos e adultas

Ferreira, Sara
Fonte: Universidade do Minho Publicador: Universidade do Minho
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado
Publicado em 19/10/2011 Português
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Tese de doutoramento em Psicologia (área de especialização em Psicologia Vocacional); O trabalho que se segue debruça-se sobre três temas fundamentais e a sua relação com o desenvolvimento da carreira: o género, a classe social e a relação família-trabalho. Parte de uma constatação, devidamente fundamentada na introdução desta dissertação, de que as concepções teóricas mais tradicionais em Psicologia Vocacional têm-se revelado incompletas no que concerne a compreensão e o apoio ao planeamento da carreira, dado o contexto sócioeconómico actual caracterizado, acima de tudo, pela rápida mudança e consequente instabilidade. Urge uma atenção mais marcada às especificidades contextuais, nomeadamente, ao género e à classe social e urge a promoção de um foco paralelo entre o planeamento da vida profissional e o planeamento da vida pessoal e familiar. Enquadramos, em primeiro lugar, as nossas preocupações de investigação, fazendo uma incursão sobre alguns dos principais contributos teóricos para a compreensão do papel das variáveis género (Capítulo 1 – “Um olhar crítico sobre a Psicologia Vocacional: género e feminismos”) e classe social (Capítulo 2 - “Um olhar crítico sobre a Psicologia Vocacional: classe social”) no desenvolvimento da carreira e sobre a linha de investigação recente e multidisciplinar relativa à compreensão da relação entre a família e o trabalho (Capítulo 3 - “Um olhar crítico sobre a Psicologia Vocacional: a relação família-trabalho”). Estabelecemos como principal objectivo deste trabalho...

A Central Única dos Trabalhadores (CUT) no embate das contrarreformas da previdência social: contraposição ou consenso?

Honorato, Leidilane de Oliveira
Fonte: Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte; BR; UFRN; Programa de Pós-Graduação em Serviço Social; Serviço Social, Formação Profissional, Trabalho e Proteção Social; Serviço Social, Cultura e Relaçõe Publicador: Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte; BR; UFRN; Programa de Pós-Graduação em Serviço Social; Serviço Social, Formação Profissional, Trabalho e Proteção Social; Serviço Social, Cultura e Relaçõe
Tipo: Dissertação Formato: application/pdf
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The provident rights were results of intense fights in between the capital and work, claiming the interventions of the state for the creation of an ample social protection system. In Brazil the law, Providence Social mark, dated 1923, from then on, the advances and extensions were many, of this diverse categories of politics. Mean while, in the 1990 s, the Brazilian government adopted the examples of other developed countries, the new pattern that hinted the realization of substantial changes on the states purpose, the reached rights and the proper organization of working classes. For the Social Providence, the principal loses turned out in 1998 and 2003; respectively in FHC governments and Lula, with the realization of two counter reforms that restricted the provident rights and motivated the privatization of public providence. In the scenery, the CUT, one of the representative organizations from working classes, founded in 1983, that has always itself with changed direction, from fighting to negotiating. This inflection determined the proposition of the center before the offers of the counter reforms, of Social Providence. The present work has the objective to analyze the social politic content of the fights from Brazilian union movement in the period of the conquests and disassembled rights and...

Construals of Human Rights Law: Protecting Subgroups As Well As Individual Humans

Nolan, Mark
Fonte: Universidade Nacional da Austrália Publicador: Universidade Nacional da Austrália
Tipo: Thesis (PhD); Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
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This research develops the social psychological study of lay perception of human rights and of rights-based reactions to perceived injustice. The pioneering work by social representation theorists is reviewed. Of particular interest is the use of rights-based responses to perceived relative subgroup disadvantage. It is argued that these responses are shaped by the historical development of the legal concept of unique subgroup rights; rights asserted by a subgroup that cannot be asserted by outgroup members or by members of a broader collective that includes all subgroups. ¶ ...; yes

Beyond the “Right Stuff”: The role of group processes in isolated confined extreme environments

Krins, Phillip William
Fonte: Universidade Nacional da Austrália Publicador: Universidade Nacional da Austrália
Tipo: Thesis (PhD); Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
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The purpose of this thesis was to apply mainstream theoretical social psychology to group dynamics in isolated confined extreme (ICE) environments, with a particular focus on the context of long duration spaceflight. This was done by providing a thorough review of both the ICE environment psychology literature and the social psychological literature. From this it emerged that significant gaps existed within the ICE literature around the understanding of group processes. A review of relevant social psychology literature suggested that the social identity perspective may have much to offer in advancing the understanding of group processes in these environments. It was argued that processes related to social identification plays a key role in the team functionality. Of particular note was how social ‘norms’ could influence social identification processes and group functioning. Crew heterogeneity had been cited as a potential concern in much ICE literature, so group norms that related to diversity were investigated. Three theoretical chapters provided a review of space and ICE environment psychology literature, social psychology literature and diversity literature. Five experiments are reported in this thesis. The first, an exploratory field study which study took place during an expedition into the Australian Outback...

Development strategies and law in Latin America: Argentine, Brazilian and Chilean conditional cash transfer programs in comparative perspective

Pierri, Gastón
Fonte: Universidad de Alcalá. Instituto Universitario de Análisis Económico y Social Publicador: Universidad de Alcalá. Instituto Universitario de Análisis Económico y Social
Tipo: Trabalho em Andamento Formato: application/pdf
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Working from the observation that Latin America countries are developing ideas related to the field of Law and Development, this paper seeks to analyze the development strategies undertaken to eliminate poverty and reduce inequality by Argentina, Brazil and Chile during the years 1991-2011. the emphasis is on the particular characteristics present in the articulation of the development policies labeled Conditional Cash Transfer Programs (CCTs); Desde la observación de las estrategias de desarrollo elaboradas por los países de América Latina en el marco de movimiento denominada Law and Development (Derecho y Desarrollo), el presente artículo analiza parte de las estrategias desarrollo tomadas por Argentina, Brasil y Chile con el fin de eliminar la pobreza y reducir la inequidad social durante los años 1991 y 2011. El enfoque principal está dado por la artculación de estos países frente a las políticas de desarrollo económico denominadas Programas de Transferencias Condicionadas (PTC).

Collected Courses of the Academy of European Law (Yearbook), 1993, Vol. IV - Book 2: The Protection of Human Rights in Europe

Fonte: Kluwer Law International/Martinus Nijhoff Publishers Publicador: Kluwer Law International/Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Tipo: Livro
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Recueil des cours de l'Académie de droit européen. The Academy of European Law (1993), directed by Antonio CASSESE, Renaud DEHOUSSE and Joseph H. H. WEILER.; -- Theo Van Boven, General Course on Human Rights -- Philip Alston, Establishing a Right to Petition under the Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights -- Bruno Simma, International Human Rights and General International Law: A Comparative Analysis -- Lawrence M. Friedman, Law and Social Change: Culture, Nationality, and Identity -- Index of Decisions by Transnational Courts

The National Institute of Justice guide for eyewitness identification evidence: Can it improve juror decision-making?

Phillips, Mark Robert
Fonte: FIU Digital Commons Publicador: FIU Digital Commons
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
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Mistaken eyewitness identifications of innocent lead to more false convictions in the United States than any other cause. In response to concerns about the reliability of eyewitness evidence, the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) in 1999 published a Guide for the gathering and preservation of eyewitness evidence by law enforcement personnel. Previous research has shown that eyewitness identifications are more accurate when obtained using procedures recommended in the NIJ Guide. This experiment assessed whether informing jurors about the Guide can improve their ability to discriminate between eyewitness identifications likely to be accurate and those likely to be inaccurate and, if so, how to most effectively provide jurors with such information. ^ Seven hundred sixteen U.S. citizens who reported for criminal jury duty participated. Half of the participant jurors read a summary of an armed robbery trial in which the police followed the NIJ Guide when obtaining an eyewitness identification of the defendant. The other half read about an identical case in which the police did not follow the Guide. Jurors received information about the Guide from a court-appointed expert witness, one of the attorneys in the case, the trial judge, the judge in combination with one of the attorneys...

Age differences and conformity in juror decision -making

Prager, Irene Rose
Fonte: FIU Digital Commons Publicador: FIU Digital Commons
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
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The purpose of this experiment was to investigate whether older adults conform more than young and middle-aged adults on a juror decision making task. Degree of group pressure, personality characteristics, gender, and social influence processes were also examined.^ Registered voters (208 participants) completed a personality questionnaire. Several weeks later, groups of six participants listened to a robbery case that portrayed the defendant as guilty. Afterwards, participants completed the first of two ballots. On the first, participants rated the defendant's degree of guilt and scored their degree of certainty in this verdict rating. They also indicated in writing which piece of information (a statement of evidence) from the robbery case supported their verdict ratings. Next, participants reviewed photocopies of five contrived first ballots. Then participants completed second ballots, in which they again rated the defendant's degree of guilt and scored their degree of certainty in this verdict rating. Finally, participants rated the importance of the five contrived first ballot verdict ratings (normative social influence) and statements of evidence (informational social influence) in reaching their second ballot verdict ratings.^ The results demonstrated that not only did older adults conform as expected...

Jurors' use of social framework evidence

Hebert, Kellye Suzanne
Fonte: FIU Digital Commons Publicador: FIU Digital Commons
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
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Monahan and Walker (1988) delineated three uses of social science evidence within the courts: social authority, social fact, and social framework. Social authority evidence is social science evidence used in making policy or law. Social fact evidence is social science evidence that describes research undertaken expressly for the case at hand. Social framework evidence involves providing conclusions from previously conducted social science research to assist jurors in evaluating the other evidence in the case. Although this type of evidence has traditionally been presented via expert testimony, Monahan and Walker (1988) have suggested that, because the social science research involved comes from the extant literature and is not the province of any particular expert, it would be more economical to have the judge present this information as part of the judicial instructions to the jury. This study tested the implicit assumption that the presentation of the social framework evidence by the judge will have the same impact on juror verdicts as presentation of this evidence by an expert. ^ Two hundred mock jurors watched a videotaped hostile work environment sexual harassment trial. The social framework evidence consisted of the discussion of factors that have been found to increase the likelihood of sex stereotyping of women by men. The trial included either no social framework evidence...

Stress, social support, and health risk behaviours as mediators of the forgiveness-health relation /

Green, Michelle.
Fonte: Brock University Publicador: Brock University
Tipo: Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
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The mediating roles of stress, social support, and health risk behaviours in the relationships between dispositional forgiveness and mental and physical health were examined. Participants were 748 undergraduate students (554 women, 194 men) entering their first year of studies at Brock University. Participants, ranging in age from 17 to 25 years, completed the Brock University First Year Health Study and were provided monetary compensation. Dispositional forgiveness, stress, social support, health risk behaviours, mental health, and physical health were measured using self-report methods. The data were analyzed separately for women and men because there were significant mean differences on many of the study'S variables. Analyses revealed that the mediated relationships between dispositional forgiveness and health were generally stronger for women than men. Stress was the most robust mediator of the forgiveness-health relation for both women and men. The only health risk behaviour that mediated the forgivenesshealth relation was physical fitness and this result was found for women only. Social support mediated several of the relationships between forgiveness and health but not others. Results were discussed with reference to the literature on forgiveness and health. Several directions for future research were offered...

Adolescentes em conflito com a lei: a saga das punições na rota da exclusão social

Nunes, Cléa Nadja Roseno de Castro
Fonte: Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte; BR; UFRN; Programa de Pós-Graduação em Serviço Social; Serviço Social, Formação Profissional, Trabalho e Proteção Social; Serviço Social, Cultura e Relaçõe Publicador: Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte; BR; UFRN; Programa de Pós-Graduação em Serviço Social; Serviço Social, Formação Profissional, Trabalho e Proteção Social; Serviço Social, Cultura e Relaçõe
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This work deals with the problematic of the determinations that contribute to become the adolescents involved with law. Thus, in this research, the social exclusion is apprehended as one of the most important determining to understand this problematic, once we defend that it is part of the trajectory of this adolescent's life since its birth as a punishment that starts before they becoming envolved in act's that break the law. It is still questioned the discussion of the reduction of the penal age, viewed aa a proposal that will contribute to perpetuate the repression. The objectives of the research were: analyze the problematic of adolescents in conflict with law, where social exclusion is seen here as a main category. The research also aims to understand the situation towards social exclusion and that this public is undertaken in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, more specifically in Natal. This is dane through analysis of the profile of adolescents that are submitted to the treatment at Centro Integrate de Atendimento ao Adolescente Acusado de Ato Infracional - CIAD in 2005. This is dane on arder to identify of the State's and society's actions towards this issue, how it has prevailed in analyzing if there is punishing or social protection. The research also contributed with discussion towards the non penal reduction of for underage minors. The approach realized if of qualiquantitative nature. The research was realized with 190 male adolescent subjects...

The Portuguese law on social economy

Meira, Deolinda Maria Moreira Aparício
Fonte: Instituto Politécnico do Porto Publicador: Instituto Politécnico do Porto
Tipo: Conferência ou Objeto de Conferência
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This study is a reflection on the Portuguese Framework Law on Social Economy, highlighting, from a critical point-of-view, its contribution to the explicit institutional and legal recognition of the social economy sector. It does so by defining the concept of social economy and listing the entities engaged in this sector, by defining its guiding principles and the mechanisms for its promotion and encouragement, and also by describing the creation of a tax and competition regime which will take into account its specificities. The setting up of this foundations of the social economy was based on the constitutional principle of protection of the social and cooperative sector, which substantiates the adoption of differentiating solutions in view of the positive discrimination of this sector.

PERSPECTIVA DE LA PSICOLOGÍA EN EL SIGLO XXI/ PERSPECTIVE OF PSYCHOLOGY IN THE 21st CENTURY

Jose Juan Amar Amar; Universidad del Norte
Fonte: Psicología desde el Caribe Publicador: Psicología desde el Caribe
Tipo: article; publishedVersion Formato: application/pdf
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Teniendo en cuenta las condiciones de la sociedad actual, es necesario repensar el papel de las ciencias sociales, y en especial el de la psicología, ya que podemos encontrar en esta disciplina la respuesta a los diferentes conflictos que aquejan al ser humano.En este artículo el autor realiza unas consideraciones conceptuales respecto a los diferentes escenarios futuros de nuestra sociedad y resalta el rol del psicólogo en cada uno de ellos.Palabras clave: Sociedad, globalización, psicología, ciencias sociales.Taking into account our present society conditions, it is necessary to rethink the role of Social Sciences and, particularly that of Psychology, because in it we can find the answer to the different conflicts affecting the human being. In this article, some conceptual considerations regarding the different future scenarios of our society are presented. Besides, the role of psychologists in each one of theses scenarios are highlightedKey words: Society, globalization, Psychology, Social Sciences.

Marxist psychology: a research paradigm whose time has come

Elhammoumi,Mohamed
Fonte: Programa de Pós-Graduação em Psicologia, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas Publicador: Programa de Pós-Graduação em Psicologia, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: text/html
Publicado em 01/03/2012 Português
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This paper seeks to retrieve Marx's ideas about the development of psychology. It offers historical perspectives on different attempts to create a Marxist psychology that shed light on its scope and trajectory. According to Marx, concrete social and material real life play a key role in the development of human psychological functions. Later, Vygotsky, Wallon, Politzer, Leontiev, Luria, Sève among others built on Marx's ideas. These psychologists suggested that individual psychological functions are formed and shaped in concrete, cultural, social, historical circumstances, and pictured an organizing, creative force driving individual activity (instead of behavior). Marxist psychology is the study of the social individual within social relations of production. In a Marxist sense, the emphasis is placed on production, both material and social as the essence of social relations. Hence, psychology cannot be dealt with in an abstract, private and individual manner as the capitalist mode of production would want, but must be seen in terms of the social individual that is formed, structured, and shaped within the social relations of a production framework. In this context, the social production of the individual (as developed in Marx's Die Grundrisse) signifies social relations between people connected with concrete common real social conditions and material production. Production...

Mapping out the subject of Brazilian social psychology in the production of the national association of research and post-graduate studies in psychology

Azambuja,Marcos Adegas de; Reis,Carolina dos; Guareschi,Neuza Maria de Fátima; Hüning,Simone Maria
Fonte: Associação Brasileira de Psicologia Social Publicador: Associação Brasileira de Psicologia Social
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: text/html
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This paper problematizes the Brazilian Social Psychology and its knowledge production on the registers of the Work Group (WG) of symposiums of the National Association of Research and Post-Graduation in Psychology (ANPEPP), during 1988 to 2010. Using Michel Foucault's archeo-genealogical perspective and the contributions by Ian Hacking about the historical ontology of subjects, we analyzed technologies of power and knowledge in the disciplines of Social Psychology. We selected the WG abstracts in which circulate the utterances that make up the discursive field of Brazilian Social Psychology. Using the narrative of WGs we outlined a discursive formation of identities/technologies of the subject. The knowledges of Social Psychology in the history of the ANPEPP's WGs contribute to the constitution of categories and psychological classifications which objectivize subjects. We think Social Psychology, in its criticisms related to psychological and social concepts comprises practices and regimes of truth about the subject of Social Psychology.

La psicología social en España : estructuras de comunidades

Iñiguez Rueda, Lupicinio; Muñoz Justicia, Juan Manuel; Peñaranda Cólera, M. Carmen; Martínez Martínez, Luz María
Fonte: Universidade Autônoma de Barcelona Publicador: Universidade Autônoma de Barcelona
Tipo: Article; info:eu-repo/semantics/article; info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion Formato: application/pdf; text/html
Publicado em //2006 Português
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Este trabajo se enmarca en el espacio de la ‘Psicología social de la ciencia’ (Domènech, Íñiguez, Pallí y Tirado 2000; Iñiguez y Pallí, 2002; Moscovici, 1993; Shadish & Fuller, 1994; Shadish & Neimeyer, 1989). La Psicología social contribuye a los estudios sociales de la ciencia y la tecnología con el estudio de las interacciones y factores sociales que se dan en el marco de la producción científica y específicamente, promoviendo la idea de que el conocimiento es el resultado de un trabajo conjunto. El presente trabajo considera a la propia Psicología social como objeto de análisis. Específicamente pretende fijar una historiografía de la Psicología social en España, analizar sus características, identificar su dinámica y describir sus prácticas. Para ello, manteniendo las características propias presentes en la corta tradición de la Psicología social de la ciencia, utiliza tanto el Análisis de Redes Sociales (ARS) por su reconocida eficacia en el estudio de comunidades científicas, como la Bibliometría, por su capacidad para analizar la estructura de la producción y la comunicación. En la investigación se analizan las comunicaciones presentadas en los 8 Congresos españoles de Psicología social...

The open architecture of European human rights law

Krisch, Nico
Fonte: Department of Law, London School of Economics and Political Science Publicador: Department of Law, London School of Economics and Political Science
Tipo: Monograph; NonPeerReviewed Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em /10/2007 Português
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The evolution of the European human rights regime is often described in constitutionalist terms: as the move towards an integrated order with the European Convention of Human Rights as its “constitutional instrument” at the top. In this article, I seek to show that this description is misguided and that the regime is better regarded as pluralist – as characterised by a heterarchical relationship between its constituent parts that is ultimately defined politically and not legally. The emergence and workings of this pluralist order are traced through the interaction of the European Court of Human Rights with domestic courts in Spain, France, the European Union and the United Kingdom. All these cases not only show conflicts over questions of ultimate supremacy but also significant convergence and harmony in day-to-day practice. I begin to identify factors that have led to this convergence and conclude that central characteristics of pluralism – incrementalism and the openness of ultimate authority – seem to have contributed to the generally smooth evolution of the European human rights regime in a significant way. This finding suggests a broader appeal of pluralist models as alternatives to constitutionalism in the construction of postnational authority and law.

New Legal Realism, empiricism, and scientism: the relative objectivity of law and social science

Lang, Andrew
Fonte: Cambridge University Press for The Foundation of the Leiden Journal of International Law Publicador: Cambridge University Press for The Foundation of the Leiden Journal of International Law
Tipo: Article; PeerReviewed Formato: application/pdf
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In this article, I suggest that one of the central characteristics of New Legal Realism is the productive tension between empiricist and pragmatist theories of knowledge which lies at its core. On one side, new realist work in its empiricist posture seeks to use empirical knowledge of the world as the basis on which to design, interpret, apply, and criticize the law. On the other, in its pragmatist moments, it explicitly draws attention to the social and political contingency of any claims to empirical knowledge of the world, including its own. As a consequence, it is distinctive of much scholarship in the New Legal Realist vein that it continually enacts creative syntheses of different philosophies of truth in an attempt to be, in Shaffer's words, ‘positivist . . . interpretivist, and legal realist all at once’. The first part of this article draws on existing historical accounts of legal realism briefly to trace the problematic and ambiguous place of scientism in the legal realist tradition. Then, in the second and more important part of the article, I argue that the ambivalence of the legal realists’ vision has left us, in certain contexts, with a complicated form of mixed legal-scientific governance which has proved remarkably and surprisingly resilient in the face of late twentieth century critiques of scientific objectivity. This may be one of the most enduring legacies of the ‘old’ legal realists for those today who work in the New Legal Realist vein.