The making of law

an ethnography of the Conseil d'Etat

297 pages

English language

Published Nov. 2, 2010 by Polity.

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A case study of the daily practice of one of the French supreme courts, the Conseil d'Etat, which specialises in administrative law. Because of an unprecedented access to the collective discussions of judges, the author is able to reconstruct in detail the weaving of legal reasoning.

2 editions


  • Bestuursrecht
  • Administrative law
  • France. Conseil d'√Čtat
  • Verwaltungsrecht
  • Frankreich
  • Conseil d'Etat (Frankrijk)
  • Gesetzgebung
  • France. Conseil d'Etat
  • Rechtsethnologie
  • Rules and practice
  • Ethnological jurisprudence
  • Frankreich. Staatsrat
  • France
  • Staatsrat


  • Frankrijk
  • France
  • Frankreich