This thesis examines the current relationship between adversarialism and therapeutic jurisprudence in the context of Kuhn's conception of the transition from periods of "normal science", through periods of anomaly and disciplinary crises to paradigm shifts. It considers whether therapeutic jurisprudence and adversarialism are incommensurable in the Kuhnian sense, and if so, what this means for the relationship between the two, and for the agenda to mainstream therapeutic jurisprudence.
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Adversary system (Law); Therapeutic jurisprudence; LawPsychological aspects.
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Recommended CitationNigel Stobbs (2013) Mainstreaming Therapeutic Jurisprudence and the Adversarial Paradigm - Incommensurability and the Possibility of a Shared Disciplinary Matrix, PhD, ePublications@bond, Faculty of Law.
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