INTRODUCTORY PROFILES: THE DEFINITION OF THE SCIENTIFIC FIELD.
1. The juridical sociology between sociology and law.
2. The contiguities and the disciplinary intersections:
- history of law and comparative law;
- philosophy of law and general theory of law;
- juridical ethnology, juridical anthropology and legal psychology.
PART ONE: THE ORIGINS OF THE JURIDICAL SOCIOLOGY.
1. The juridical sociology and its precursors.
2. Juridical institutions and society in Hobbes and Spinoza.
3. Montesquieu, Voltaire, Diderot, Rousseau.
4. The theorists of the natural law.
5. The theorists of the codification and the Civil Code.
6. The reaction to the Code civil: Comte and Le Play.
7. The German and French juridical thought.
8. The English moral utilitarianism.
9. The French law in social and political literature.
10. Marx and Nietzsche.
PART TWO: THE JURIDICAL SOCIOLOGY IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY.
1. Durkheim and the Durkheimians.
2. The juridical sociology of the criminalists.
4. Petrazycki and Gurvitch.
5. The French juridical sociology in the Faculties of Law.
6. The juridical sociology in Germany: Weber.
7. The juridical sociology in Germany (continued): Geiger.
8. The Marxism.
9. The discovery of America: the juridical realism and the Sociological Jurisprudence.
10. Llewellyn and Dworkin.
12. The Structuralism in Luhmann.
13. The sociology of penal law.
14. The Postmodernism.
15. The juridical sociology of Carbonnier: mildness and flexibility of law, the hypothesis of the no-law.
16. The present state of the juridical sociology.
PART THREE: THE RESEARCH IN JURIDICAL SOCIOLOGY.
1. The rules of the method: objectivity, materiality, impartiality.
2. The historical-comparative method.
3. The techniques: the research on documents (the quantitative analysis of documents).
4. The techniques: the research on facts (observation and experimentation: the monographic or qualitative survey, the statistical sources, the survey poll, the analysis of quantitative data, the analysis of natural data, the legislative experimentation, the testing laboratory, the tests).
5. The scientific question in juridical sociology: comprehension, explanation and critique.
6. The practical question in juridical sociology: the assistance to the contractors, judges and legislators.
PART FOUR: THE COMPLEXITY OF LAW.
1. The criteria of the juridical.
2. The juridical phenomena:
- primary and secondary phenomena;
- phenomena of power and subjection to power;
- phenomena-institutions and phenomena-cases;
- contentious and non-contentious phenomena.
3. The juridical system as a unit of space and time.
4. The fracture of the juridical system: the juridical pluralism.
5. The interactions between juridical systems.
6. The juridical acculturation.
7. The severity of the law and the human condition.
8. The penal law in action and symbols.
9. The most civil laws.
10. The new frontiers of safety: the protection of the identity and the rights of the person in the system of networks.