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The politics of jurisprudence : a critical introduction to legal philosophy

Author: Roger Cotterrell
Publisher: London : Lexis Nexis UK, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd ed
Database:WorldCat
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This text explores what jurisprudence is about, what it seeks to do and how. The book considers how the conclusions of jurisprudence can be brought to bear on everyday problems of legal practice and major social, moral or political issues.
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Genre/Form: Einführung
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Cotterrell
ISBN: 0406930554 9780406930552
OCLC Number: 49044764
Notes: 1st ed.: 1989.
Description: xiii, 324 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface --
1. Legal Philosophy in Context --
2. The Theory of Common Law --
3. Sovereign and Subject: Bentham and Austin --
4. Analytical Jurisprudence and Liberal Democracy: Hart and Kelsen --
5. The Appeal of Natural Law --
6. The Problem of the Creative Judge: Pound and Dworkin --
7. Varieties of Scepticism --
8. The Uses of Theory --
Notes and Further Reading --
References --
Index.
Responsibility: Roger Cotterrell.

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