On Legal Complexity: Between Law in Books and Planning in Practice

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

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On Legal Complexity: Between Law in Books and Planning in Practice. / Larsson, Stefan.

Social and Legal Norms: towards a socio-legal understanding of normativity. ed. / Matthias Baier. Ashgate, 2013. p. 285-307.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

Harvard

Larsson, S 2013, On Legal Complexity: Between Law in Books and Planning in Practice. in M Baier (ed.), Social and Legal Norms: towards a socio-legal understanding of normativity. Ashgate, pp. 285-307.

APA

Larsson, S. (2013). On Legal Complexity: Between Law in Books and Planning in Practice. In M. Baier (Ed.), Social and Legal Norms: towards a socio-legal understanding of normativity (pp. 285-307). Ashgate.

CBE

Larsson S. 2013. On Legal Complexity: Between Law in Books and Planning in Practice. Baier M, editor. In Social and Legal Norms: towards a socio-legal understanding of normativity. Ashgate. pp. 285-307.

MLA

Larsson, Stefan "On Legal Complexity: Between Law in Books and Planning in Practice". Baier, Matthias (ed.). Social and Legal Norms: towards a socio-legal understanding of normativity. Ashgate. 2013, 285-307.

Vancouver

Larsson S. On Legal Complexity: Between Law in Books and Planning in Practice. In Baier M, editor, Social and Legal Norms: towards a socio-legal understanding of normativity. Ashgate. 2013. p. 285-307

Author

Larsson, Stefan. / On Legal Complexity: Between Law in Books and Planning in Practice. Social and Legal Norms: towards a socio-legal understanding of normativity. editor / Matthias Baier. Ashgate, 2013. pp. 285-307

RIS

TY - CHAP

T1 - On Legal Complexity: Between Law in Books and Planning in Practice

AU - Larsson, Stefan

PY - 2013

Y1 - 2013

N2 - This chapter addresses the difference between the intentions of the law and its application by using mobile telephony infrastructure development in Sweden as a case. Three possible pitfalls for policy management in general are concluded and analyzed. The first pitfall deals with legal complexity, which may be a result of piecemeal changes to the governing legal bodies over a longer time and is here argued to be of relevance for issues of public participation and access to justice. Another problematic pitfall concerns when law is internally contradictory without any clear hierarchy, which is exemplified below. The third possible pitfall, which often is a point of focus in sociology of law, concerns when extra-legal factors interfere in the legal decision-making without this being pronounced or acknowledged. This means that economy and politics can affect the application of law to the extent that legal security and predictability is jeopardized. These three possible pitfalls in policy represent issues of general character in the legal government of land use and spatial planning, and are here analysed from a socio-legal perspective.

AB - This chapter addresses the difference between the intentions of the law and its application by using mobile telephony infrastructure development in Sweden as a case. Three possible pitfalls for policy management in general are concluded and analyzed. The first pitfall deals with legal complexity, which may be a result of piecemeal changes to the governing legal bodies over a longer time and is here argued to be of relevance for issues of public participation and access to justice. Another problematic pitfall concerns when law is internally contradictory without any clear hierarchy, which is exemplified below. The third possible pitfall, which often is a point of focus in sociology of law, concerns when extra-legal factors interfere in the legal decision-making without this being pronounced or acknowledged. This means that economy and politics can affect the application of law to the extent that legal security and predictability is jeopardized. These three possible pitfalls in policy represent issues of general character in the legal government of land use and spatial planning, and are here analysed from a socio-legal perspective.

KW - Law in books and law in action

KW - Infrastructure

KW - 3G mobile telephony

KW - Planning

KW - legal complexity

KW - sociology of law

M3 - Book chapter

SN - 9781409453437

SP - 285

EP - 307

BT - Social and Legal Norms: towards a socio-legal understanding of normativity

A2 - Baier, Matthias

PB - Ashgate

ER -