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Legal theories : context and practices

Author: Marett Leiboff; Mark Thomas
Publisher: Sydney : Lawbook : Thomson Reuters (Professional Australia), 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Makes legal theory real, by providing readers with examples of the uses of legal theory in practice, an explanation of its methods, and an overview of aspects of the content of legal theory. Looks at how legal theory is used to explain judgements, or analyse the law, enabling students to understand how legal theories are put to use.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marett Leiboff; Mark Thomas
ISBN: 0455226067 9780455226064
OCLC Number: 274802552
Description: ix, 587 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. The life and times of legal theory --
2. Keeping legal theory in mind --
3. The practices of legal theory --
4. Community and conscience --
5. Modern natural law theories: speaking to the sky or looking in ourselves? --
6. Modernism and the scientific method: law's search for certainty and the shift of modernism --
7. Liberalism: explaining why we think as we do --
8. Correcting irrationality: positivism and law's commonsense --
9. Doing common sense: positivism in action --
10. Marx and law: breaking down the system --
11. Law meets society --
12. Reconceptualising the practical: postmodernism --
13. Feminist legal theory --
14. Critical legal theories --
15. Critical race theory and postcolonisation --
16. Case studies: theories in action --
17. Concluding, only to begin all over again.
Responsibility: Marett Leiboff, Mark Thomas.

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Makes legal theory real, by providing readers with examples of the uses of legal theory in practice, an explanation of its methods, and an overview of aspects of the content of legal theory. Looks at how legal theory is used to explain judgements, or analyse the law, enabling students to understand how legal theories are put to use.

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