Associate Professor Klaus Ziegert

F10 - Law School (Camperdown)
The University of Sydney

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Biographical details

Born 1944 in Germany, studies in law, sociology, economics, history, Nordic and Slavonic languages and literature, and communication research at the University of Frankfurt (1966-1967) and the University of Münster (1967-1973); awarded Dr. phil by the University of Münster (Germany) in 1975; DAAD-Grant Research Fellow at the Institute for Sociology of Law at the University of Lund, Sweden 1973 to 1974; Research Fellow at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF), University of Bielefeld in 1975; Research Officer at the Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative Private Law in Hamburg/FRG, from October 1975 to July 1982; Lecturer in Jurisprudence in the Department of Jurisprudence, University of Sydney (appt. August 1982; appt. Associate Professor in Jurisprudence 1989); Head of the Department of Jurisprudence from January 1988 to January 1999; Director of the Centre for Asian and Pacific Law (CAPLUS) 1998-2002 and Dean of the Faculty of Law, 1992 to 1993.

Research interests

  • Sociological Theory of Law
  • Comparative Law and Comparative Sociology of Law
  • Comparative Structure Analysis of Legal Systems
  • Comparative Family Studies
  • Law and Social Control
  • Legal Education

Selected publications

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Books

  • Ziegert, K. (2014). Die juristische Logik (The Juridical Logic). Berlin, Germany: Duncker & Humblot.
  • Ziegert, K. (2001). Society's law. Australia: Dept of Jurisprudence, University of Sydney.

Edited Books

  • Ziegert, K. (2004). Alice Erh-Soon Tay: Lawyer, Scholar, Civil Servant. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag.
  • Doeker-Mach, G., Ziegert, K. (2004). Law and Legal Culture in Comparative Perspective. Stuttgart, Germany: Franz Steiner Verlag.
  • Ziegert, K., Doeker-Mach, G. (2004). Law, Legal Culture and Politics in the Twenty First Century. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag.

Book Chapters

  • Ziegert, K. (2014). Eugen Ehrlich and Nordic Sociology of Law (Forthcoming). Beyond "Living Law": Eugen Ehrlich's General Theory of Law.
  • Ziegert, K. (2011). On Eugen Ehrlich, Fundamental Principles of the Sociology of Law. In A Trevino (Eds.), Classic Writings in Law and Society, (pp. 123-149). United States: Transaction Publishers.
  • Ziegert, K. (2010). The Rule of Law as the Key for Effective Governance: The Dilemma of Post-Communism. In Helen Irving, Jacqueline Mowbray and Kevin Walton (Eds.), Julius Stone: A Study in Influence, (pp. 179-193). Sydney: The Federation Press.
  • Ziegert, K. (2009). Is the Rule of Law Portable?  A Socio-Legal Journey from the Nordic Mediterranean Sea Via the Silk Road to China. In Bergling, Per; Ederlof, Jenny; Taylor, Veronica (Eds.), Rule of Law Promotion: Global Perspectives, Local Application, (pp. 19-40). Sweden: Iustus Forlag.
  • Ziegert, K. (2009). World Society, Nation State and Living Law in the Twenty-first Century. In Hertogh, Marc (Eds.), Living Law: Reconsidering Eugen Ehrlich, (pp. 223-236). Portland, OR: Hart Publishing.
  • Ziegert, K. (2008). Weltgesellschaft im Wandel - globale Wege, Verbindungen und Vergleiche. In D Baecker, M Hutter, G Romano and R Stichweh (Eds.), Zehn Jahre danach. Niklas Luhmanns Die Gesellschaft der Gesellschaft, (pp. 395-406). Stuttgart: Lucius und Lucius.
  • Ziegert, K. (2006). Weltgesellschaft und Nationalstaat im 21 Jahrhundert. Eine rechtssoziologische Analyse. In R Walkenhaus, S Machura, P Nahamowitz & E Treutner (Eds.), Staat im Wandel: Festschrift für Rüdiger Voigt zum 65. Geburtstag, (pp. 319-337). Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag.
  • Ziegert, K. (2005). Systems Theory and Qualitative Socio-Legal Research. In Reza Banakar and Max Travers (Eds.), Theory and Method in Socio-Legal Research, (pp. 49-67). Oxford, UK: Hart Publishing.
  • Ziegert, K. (2004). "With Law The Land Shall Be Built": The Case Of Changing Norms Seriously. In Guenther Doeker-Mach & Klaus A. Ziegert (Eds.), Law and Legal Culture in Comparative Perspective, (pp. 142-171). Stuttgart, Germany: Franz Steiner Verlag.
  • Ziegert, K. (2004). AEST - An attempt at explaining the phenomenon. In G Doeker-Mach, K A Ziegert (Eds.), Alice Erh-Soon Tay: Lawyer, Scholar, Civil Servant, (pp. 7-9). Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag.
  • Ziegert, K. (2002). Australian Families and their Law. In Gabriel A. Moens & Rodolphe Biffot (Eds.), The Convergence of Legal Systems in the 21st Century: An Australian approach, (pp. 255-268). Brisbane Australia: CopyRight Publishing.
  • Ziegert, K. (2002). Globale Bukowina: Regelungsbedarf oder "Rule of Law" des globalen Rechts? In Peter Nahamowitz & Rudiger Voigt (Eds.), Globalisierung des Rechts II: Internationale Organisationen und Regelungsbereiche, (pp. 101-126). Baden-Baden, Germany: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft.
  • Ziegert, K. (2002). Introduction (to the Transaction edition). In Eugen Ehrlich (author) (Eds.), Fundamental Principles of the Sociology of Law, (pp. 19-50). United States: Transaction Publishers.
  • Ziegert, K. (2002). The Thick Description of Law: An introduction to Niklas Luhmann's Theory of Operatively Closed Systems. In Reza Banakar & Max Travers (Eds.), An Introduction to Law and Social Theory, (pp. 55-75). Oxford, UK: Hart Publishing.

Journals

  • Ziegert, K. (2014). Max Weber (1864-1920). Zeitschrift fuer Europaeisches Privatrecht, 2014 (1), 97-115.
  • Ziegert, K. (2014). Theory and Method of Comparative Law: Towards a General Theory of Law (Forthcoming). City University of Hong Kong Law Review, 4.
  • Ziegert, K. (2013). Observing Law Through Systems Theory by Richard Nobles and David Schiff (Oxford and Portland: Hart Publishing, 2013, 290 pp., 42.00). Journal of Law and Society, 40(2), 321-325. [More Information]
  • Ziegert, K. (2013). The Unity of Sociology of Law - 50 Years of the ISA Research Committee of Sociology of Law. Societas / Communitas, 1(15), 73-78.
  • Ziegert, K. (2009). Law in Asia: The Key Role of Law as a Productive Force for Development. The Law and Development Review, 2(1), 96-115.
  • Ziegert, K. (2008). Weltrecht und Regionale Differenzierung (Global Law and Regional Differentiation). Rechtstheorie: Zeitschrift fuer Logik, Methodenlehre, Kybernetik und Soziologie des Rechts, 39(2/3), 453-475.
  • Ziegert, K. (2001). Vietnamese Law goes West - Australian Lawyers go East. Juridikum, 36951, 129-132.

Conferences

  • Ziegert, K. (2014). Transplants and Receptions in the Light of a General Theory of Law: The Implications for Korean Law. Legal Transplants and Receptions: The Implications for Korean Law, South Korea: Korean Legislation Research Institute.
  • Ziegert, K. (2004). Changing Norms Seriously: The rule of law and transitional law regimes. Annual Meeting of Law and Society USA (2004), Chicago, Illinois: Law and Society USA.
  • Ziegert, K. (2004). Gunnar Myrdal & Eugen Ehrlich: the politics of Sociology of Law. Annual Meeting of Law & Society USA, Chicago, Illinois: Law and Society USA.
  • Ziegert, K. (2000). Complex family research designs: Norm stability, portability of values and social mobility. Committee of Family Research ISA Meeting (2000), Uppsala, Sweden: Justice Society Association.
  • Ziegert, K. (2000). Society's Law: The Justice System and the Best Fit of Theory to Deal with it. Annual meeting of the Law & Society Association (2000), Salt Lake City, Utah: Law and Society Association.

2014

  • Ziegert, K. (2014). Die juristische Logik (The Juridical Logic). Berlin, Germany: Duncker & Humblot.
  • Ziegert, K. (2014). Eugen Ehrlich and Nordic Sociology of Law (Forthcoming). Beyond "Living Law": Eugen Ehrlich's General Theory of Law.
  • Ziegert, K. (2014). Max Weber (1864-1920). Zeitschrift fuer Europaeisches Privatrecht, 2014 (1), 97-115.
  • Ziegert, K. (2014). Theory and Method of Comparative Law: Towards a General Theory of Law (Forthcoming). City University of Hong Kong Law Review, 4.
  • Ziegert, K. (2014). Transplants and Receptions in the Light of a General Theory of Law: The Implications for Korean Law. Legal Transplants and Receptions: The Implications for Korean Law, South Korea: Korean Legislation Research Institute.

2013

  • Ziegert, K. (2013). Observing Law Through Systems Theory by Richard Nobles and David Schiff (Oxford and Portland: Hart Publishing, 2013, 290 pp., 42.00). Journal of Law and Society, 40(2), 321-325. [More Information]
  • Ziegert, K. (2013). The Unity of Sociology of Law - 50 Years of the ISA Research Committee of Sociology of Law. Societas / Communitas, 1(15), 73-78.

2011

  • Ziegert, K. (2011). On Eugen Ehrlich, Fundamental Principles of the Sociology of Law. In A Trevino (Eds.), Classic Writings in Law and Society, (pp. 123-149). United States: Transaction Publishers.

2010

  • Ziegert, K. (2010). The Rule of Law as the Key for Effective Governance: The Dilemma of Post-Communism. In Helen Irving, Jacqueline Mowbray and Kevin Walton (Eds.), Julius Stone: A Study in Influence, (pp. 179-193). Sydney: The Federation Press.

2009

  • Ziegert, K. (2009). Is the Rule of Law Portable?  A Socio-Legal Journey from the Nordic Mediterranean Sea Via the Silk Road to China. In Bergling, Per; Ederlof, Jenny; Taylor, Veronica (Eds.), Rule of Law Promotion: Global Perspectives, Local Application, (pp. 19-40). Sweden: Iustus Forlag.
  • Ziegert, K. (2009). Law in Asia: The Key Role of Law as a Productive Force for Development. The Law and Development Review, 2(1), 96-115.
  • Ziegert, K. (2009). World Society, Nation State and Living Law in the Twenty-first Century. In Hertogh, Marc (Eds.), Living Law: Reconsidering Eugen Ehrlich, (pp. 223-236). Portland, OR: Hart Publishing.

2008

  • Ziegert, K. (2008). Weltgesellschaft im Wandel - globale Wege, Verbindungen und Vergleiche. In D Baecker, M Hutter, G Romano and R Stichweh (Eds.), Zehn Jahre danach. Niklas Luhmanns Die Gesellschaft der Gesellschaft, (pp. 395-406). Stuttgart: Lucius und Lucius.
  • Ziegert, K. (2008). Weltrecht und Regionale Differenzierung (Global Law and Regional Differentiation). Rechtstheorie: Zeitschrift fuer Logik, Methodenlehre, Kybernetik und Soziologie des Rechts, 39(2/3), 453-475.

2006

  • Ziegert, K. (2006). Weltgesellschaft und Nationalstaat im 21 Jahrhundert. Eine rechtssoziologische Analyse. In R Walkenhaus, S Machura, P Nahamowitz & E Treutner (Eds.), Staat im Wandel: Festschrift für Rüdiger Voigt zum 65. Geburtstag, (pp. 319-337). Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag.

2005

  • Ziegert, K. (2005). Systems Theory and Qualitative Socio-Legal Research. In Reza Banakar and Max Travers (Eds.), Theory and Method in Socio-Legal Research, (pp. 49-67). Oxford, UK: Hart Publishing.

2004

  • Ziegert, K. (2004). "With Law The Land Shall Be Built": The Case Of Changing Norms Seriously. In Guenther Doeker-Mach & Klaus A. Ziegert (Eds.), Law and Legal Culture in Comparative Perspective, (pp. 142-171). Stuttgart, Germany: Franz Steiner Verlag.
  • Ziegert, K. (2004). AEST - An attempt at explaining the phenomenon. In G Doeker-Mach, K A Ziegert (Eds.), Alice Erh-Soon Tay: Lawyer, Scholar, Civil Servant, (pp. 7-9). Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag.
  • Ziegert, K. (2004). Alice Erh-Soon Tay: Lawyer, Scholar, Civil Servant. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag.
  • Ziegert, K. (2004). Changing Norms Seriously: The rule of law and transitional law regimes. Annual Meeting of Law and Society USA (2004), Chicago, Illinois: Law and Society USA.
  • Ziegert, K. (2004). Gunnar Myrdal & Eugen Ehrlich: the politics of Sociology of Law. Annual Meeting of Law & Society USA, Chicago, Illinois: Law and Society USA.
  • Doeker-Mach, G., Ziegert, K. (2004). Law and Legal Culture in Comparative Perspective. Stuttgart, Germany: Franz Steiner Verlag.
  • Ziegert, K., Doeker-Mach, G. (2004). Law, Legal Culture and Politics in the Twenty First Century. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag.

2002

  • Ziegert, K. (2002). Australian Families and their Law. In Gabriel A. Moens & Rodolphe Biffot (Eds.), The Convergence of Legal Systems in the 21st Century: An Australian approach, (pp. 255-268). Brisbane Australia: CopyRight Publishing.
  • Ziegert, K. (2002). Globale Bukowina: Regelungsbedarf oder "Rule of Law" des globalen Rechts? In Peter Nahamowitz & Rudiger Voigt (Eds.), Globalisierung des Rechts II: Internationale Organisationen und Regelungsbereiche, (pp. 101-126). Baden-Baden, Germany: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft.
  • Ziegert, K. (2002). Introduction (to the Transaction edition). In Eugen Ehrlich (author) (Eds.), Fundamental Principles of the Sociology of Law, (pp. 19-50). United States: Transaction Publishers.
  • Ziegert, K. (2002). The Thick Description of Law: An introduction to Niklas Luhmann's Theory of Operatively Closed Systems. In Reza Banakar & Max Travers (Eds.), An Introduction to Law and Social Theory, (pp. 55-75). Oxford, UK: Hart Publishing.

2001

  • Ziegert, K. (2001). Society's law. Australia: Dept of Jurisprudence, University of Sydney.
  • Ziegert, K. (2001). Vietnamese Law goes West - Australian Lawyers go East. Juridikum, 36951, 129-132.

2000

  • Ziegert, K. (2000). Complex family research designs: Norm stability, portability of values and social mobility. Committee of Family Research ISA Meeting (2000), Uppsala, Sweden: Justice Society Association.
  • Ziegert, K. (2000). Society's Law: The Justice System and the Best Fit of Theory to Deal with it. Annual meeting of the Law & Society Association (2000), Salt Lake City, Utah: Law and Society Association.

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