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Observing law through systems theory

Author: Richard Nobles; David Schiff, (Law professor)
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom ; Portland, OR : Hart Pub., 2013.
Series: Legal theory today.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book uses Niklas Luhmann's systems theory to explore how the legal system operates as one of modern society's subsystems. The authors demonstrate how this theory alters our understanding of some of the most important and controversial issues within law: the nature of judicial communication and legal argument; the claim that it can be right to disobey law; the character of legal pluralism and globalisation;
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Nobles; David Schiff, (Law professor)
ISBN: 9781849462181 1849462186
OCLC Number: 824603176
Description: xvi, 274 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Is the legal system a system? --
Why do judges talk the way they do? --
Can one have a right to disobey a law? --
Understanding legal pluralism --
How law constructs time --
Politics and law : the rule of law, constitutional law, and human rights --
Control through law --
Appeals in law.
Series Title: Legal theory today.
Responsibility: Richard Nobles and David Schiff.
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