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General Jurisprudence : Understanding Law from a Global Perspective.

Author: William Twining
Publisher: Leiden : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Series: Law in context.
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This book explores the implications of globalisation for the theoretical study of law, justice, and human rights.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Twining
ISBN: 9780511516443 0511516444
OCLC Number: 609833550
Description: 1 online resource (545 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Table of Contents; Preface; About this book; Audiences: how to read this book; Some general themes; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Further abbreviations; Part A; Chapter 1 Jurisprudence, globalisation and the discipline of law: a new general jurisprudence; Chapter 2 Analytical jurisprudence in a global context; Chapter 3 Mapping law: Families, civilisations, cultures and traditions; Chapter 4 Constructing conceptions of law: Beyond Hart, Tamanaha and Llewellyn; Chapter 5 Normative jurisprudence, utilitarianism, and theories of justice. Chapter 6 Human rights as moral, political and legal rightsChapter 7 Meeting the challenges to human rights: Griffin, Tasioulas and Sen; Chapter 8 Empirical dimensions of law and justice; Part B; Chapter 9 Diffusion of law: A global perspective; Chapter 10 Surface law; Chapter 11 Is law important? Law and the Millennium Development Goals; Chapter 12 The significance of non-state law; Chapter 13 Human rights: Southern voices; Cha.
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