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Law and justice in community

Author: Garrett Barden; Tim Murphy
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010.
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This title refutes modern, positivist theories of the nature of law and argues that law exists in all human communities before it is formally expressed. Drawing on anthropology and classical theory, the theory offered will be of interest to students of philosophy, anthropology, and the sociological study of law.
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Barden, Garrett.
Law and justice in community.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010
(DLC) 2010023728
(OCoLC)639941855
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Garrett Barden; Tim Murphy
OCLC Number: 700953376
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 284 pages)
Contents: Introduction : The Grey Goose --
The origins of civil society and the function of law --
Justice, ownership, and law --
Natural justice and conventional justice --
Justice and the trading order --
Adjudication and interpretation --
Morality, law, and legislation --
Natural law --
Rights --
The force of law --
The authority and legitimacy of law --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Garrett Barden and Timothy Murphy.

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