The Interdisciplinary Party

Hanoch Dagan, Roy Kreitner


The inaugural issue of Critical Analysis of Law is an opportunity to reflect on the distinctive contribution of legal theory to the interaction between law and its neighboring disciplines. This brief exploratory essay suggests that interrogating the law as a set of coercive normative institutions serves as a useful point of orientation for disciplinary interaction. In particular, we suggest that attention to coercive normative institutions can help legal scholars in the tasks of selecting extra-disciplinary materials, integrating those materials into legal analysis, and synthesizing various disciplinary contributions.

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