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Constituting law : legal argument and social values

Author: Justin T Gleeson; Ruth C A Higgins
Publisher: Annandale, N.S.W. : Federation Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Legal argument involves a search for reasons which resonate. These reasons are often derived from various sources other than domestic legal principles, sources which include history, morality, economics, philosophy, psychology, human rights discourse and international legal or commercial thought and practice."--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Justin T Gleeson; Ruth C A Higgins
ISBN: 9781862878303 1862878307
OCLC Number: 730047543
Description: xvi, 308 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : a place for values in legal reasoning / Stephen Gageler --
Law, values, and the advocate / Justin T. Gleeson --
Contingency, law, and the practice of value / Ruth C.A. Higgins --
Introduction : re-imagining legal history / Justin T. Gleeson --
Law and the use of history / W.M.C. Gummow --
New frontiers of legal history / Wilfred Prest --
Introduction : expertise and the common law tradition / Geoff Lindsay --
Developing the common law / J.D. Heydon --
Bacon's chickens? : Re-thinking law and science (and incriminating expert opinion evidence) in response to empirical evidence and legal principle / Gary Edmond --
Introduction : capitalism and its schisms / Ruth C.A. Higgins --
Law, economics, and interdisciplinary indeterminacy / Ian D.F. Callinan --
Policy tools for reduction of CO2 emissions briefly compared / Malcolm Turnbull --
Introduction : cross-border commonality / Andrew Bell --
Law and uses of international thought / Gillian Triggs --
International influences on domestic law : neither jingoistic exceptionalism nor blind servility / J. Basten --
Introduction : commerce, certainty, and consistency / Noel Hutley --
The law merchant : how we came to where we are / A.R. Emmett --
Between the parochial and the cosmopolitan / J.J. Spigelman --
Introduction : rights and wrong turns / Craig Lenehan --
Human rights past, present and future / Julian Leeser --
Who's afraid of unelected judges? : A positive case for increasing the judicial role in human rights protection / Edward Santow.
Responsibility: editors, Justin T. Gleeson, Ruth C.A. Higgins.

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Essays on the possibilites, application and limitations of principles that bear upon legal reasoning but not derive from legal premises.  Read more...

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