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Hard cases in wicked legal systems : pathologies of legality

Author: David Dyzenhaus
Publisher: Oxford ; New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This influential work makes sense of abstract debates about the nature of law and the rule of law by situating them in the real-world context of apartheid-era South Africa. It examines the transformation in South Africa since the end of apartheid, and the shift in debates surrounding the rule of law post 9/11.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Dyzenhaus
ISBN: 9780199532216 0199532214
OCLC Number: 351317510
Description: [xxiii], 311 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Judicial obligation and the rule of law --
Adjudication and racial segregation --
Adjudication and national security --
Entrenchment and dissent --
The common law revival --
The war against law --
Problems and puzzles --
The genealogy of legal positivism --
Rule by law/rule of law --
Towards a culture of justification.
Responsibility: David Dyzenhaus.

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