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Form and function in a legal system : a general study

Author: Robert S Summers
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Focusing on legal structures as they developed in Western societies, this book looks at four paradigms of the forms of a varied selection of functional legal units: legislatures and courts, statutory rules, contracts and property, legal methodologies for interpreting law, and enforcive devices such as sanctions and remedies.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Summers, Robert S.
Form and function in a legal system.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2005020120
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert S Summers
ISBN: 9780511511066 051151106X 9780511140129 0511140126 1280431946 9781280431944
OCLC Number: 252509002
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 404 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
Basic concepts and definitions --
A general approach --
Forms of institutions-legislative --
Forms of precepts-rules --
Form and content within a rule- continued --
Forms of nonpreceptual law-contracts and related property interests --
Forms of legal methodologies-statutory interpretation --
Forms of sanctions and remedies --
The overall form of a legal system as a whole --
Cumulative and synergistic effects of legal forms-a schematic practical application.
Responsibility: Robert S. Summers.
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