711-0606/02 – Sociology of Law (soc)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Social SciencesCredits8
Subject guarantorMgr. Alice NavrátilováSubject version guarantorJUDr. Věra Řeháková
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction1999/2000Year of cancellation2010/2011
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
NAV11 Mgr. Alice Navrátilová
R1E34 JUDr. Věra Řeháková
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 3+3
Part-time Credit and Examination 18+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

- examine the relationship between law and society in modern and contemporary thought - develop an understanding of the history of thought in relation to law and society consider how different approaches to and elaboration of the relationship between law and society bear upon a range of current political issues - critically address the claim that law is able to provide a just and secure basis for the organization of society, focusing on the tradition of law and society scholarship as and engagement with modern, particularly liberal ideas. - give an interdisciplinary account of contemporary trends in such scholarship, and consider its dominant themes in relation to current juridical, political and social problems.

Teaching methods


The aim of the course is to familirize studens with the sociological approach to law as captured in the basic dilemmas of "law in books vs. law in action", appreciate the complex ways in which law and society are related, identify and understand modern conceptions of the relationship between law and society give and account of the key critical traditions that have shaped contemporary notions of law and society and understand how schools of though are related to social and political events, forces and movements.Consider how contemporary juridical, political and social problems are and can be considered through theoretical scholarship in sociology, politics and law.

Compulsory literature:

Gessner, V.:, Nelken, D. (2007): European Ways of Law: Toward a European Sociology of Law. Oxford: Hart Publishing

Recommended literature:

Woodiwiss, A. (2005): Human Rights, Oxon: Routledge.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Část obecná 1. Místo sociologie práva v systému sociologické vědy 2. Předmět zkoumání sociologie práva - sociologické přístupy k právu 3. Orientace v základních pojmech sociologie práva 4. Zdroje teoretického a empirického náboje sociologie práva 5. Funkčnost sociologie práva 6. Vývoj sociologie práva (přiblížení hisotirckých kořenů až současnému charakteru daného vědního oboru) 7. Místo právních norem v systému norem sociálních, klasifikace právních norem z pozice sociologie práva Část zvláštní 8. Efektivita práva 9. Moc a právo 10. Byrokratizace sociálního systému obecně s akcentem na právní systém 11. Konflikt a právo 12. Smlouva jako sociální a právní vztah 13. Právo a organizace 14. Aktuální problémy sociologie práva

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 1960/1961 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Exercises evaluation Credit 35 (35) 0
                Written exam Written test 35  0
        Examination Examination 65 (65) 0
                Oral Oral examination 65  0
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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