The struggle for law: The relationship between theoretical and empirical approaches in current Sociology of Law. An introduction to this volume
The first part of this introduction presents some central theories concerning the importance of empirical research in the development of German-language Sociology of Law. It also aims to describe the current relationship between empirically and theoretically based contributions to the topic. The second part offers a short overview of the contributions in this volume, which includes studies by Austrian, German, Swiss, British, Polish and Norwegian researchers. The studies present a selection of papers given at the second congress of the German-Speaking associations of Sociologists of Law, held in September 2011 in Vienna and entitled “The Struggle for Law”.