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General jurisprudence : understanding law from a global perspective

Author: William Twining
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Series: Law in context.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title explores the implications of globalisation for the theoretical study of law, justice, and human rights.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Twining
ISBN: 9780521505932 0521505933 9780521738095 0521738091
OCLC Number: 282968689
Description: xxiii, 517 pages ; 26 cm.
Contents: Jurisprudence, globalisation and the discipline of law : a new general jurisprudence --
Analytical jurisprudence in a global context --
Mapping law : families, civilisations, cultures, and traditions --
Constructing conceptions of law : beyond Hart, Tamanaha and Llewellyn --
Normative jurisprudence, utilitarianism, and theories of justice --
Human rights as moral, political and legal rights --
Meeting the challenges to human rights : Griffin, Tasioulas and Sen --
Empirical dimensions of law and justice --
Diffusion of law : a global perspective --
Surface law --
Is law important? : law and the millennium development goals --
The significance of non-state law --
Human rights : southern voices --
Conclusion --
Some basic concepts --
Elusive isms : instrumentalism, pluralism, scientism, realism --
Law teaching as a vocation.
Series Title: Law in context.
Responsibility: William Twining.
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