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Legal theory

Author: T I McLeod
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Series: Palgrave Macmillan law masters.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 6th edView all editions and formats
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"Why do some rules have the status of law while others do not? Is law simply a matter of rules anyway? What is justice? Legal Theory asks questions such as these and explains some of the answers that legal theorists have given over the ages, from Ancient Greece to the present day." -- Provided by publisher.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: T I McLeod
ISBN: 9780230362048 0230362044
OCLC Number: 792747200
Description: xv, 242 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The nature of legal theory : from laws to law --
An overview of the relationship between law and morality --
The natural law tradition --
English analytical positivism --
Kelsen's hierarchy of norms --
The revival of natural law : Fuller and Finnis --
Policies, principles, rights and interpretation : Dworkin's theory of law --
American realism --
Critical perspectives on law --
Theories of justice --
Law and morality.
Series Title: Palgrave Macmillan law masters.
Responsibility: Ian McLeod.

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'By using practical examples from primary sources to illustrate his explanations of theory, the author helps to bring the subject alive.' - Dr David Marrani, School of Law, University of Essex

 
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