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Understanding jurisprudence : an introduction to legal theory

Author: Raymond Wacks
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editiionView all editions and formats
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'Understanding Jurisprudence', for those studying the subject for the first time, provides a balanced overview of traditional legal theories including Natural Law, Classical Legal Positivism and Realism, and more modern theories including Feminism, Postmodernism, Critical Race and Critical Legal theory.
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Wacks, Raymond.
Understanding jurisprudence.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
(OCoLC)755149369
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond Wacks
ISBN: 9780199532124 0199532125
OCLC Number: 271647987
Description: xxiv, 392 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Law and morals --
Classical legal positivism --
Modern legal positivism --
Law as integrity --
Legal realism --
Law and social theory --
Historical and anthropological jurisprudence --
Justice --
Rights --
The duty to obey the law --
Punishment --
Critical legal theory --
Feminist and critical race theory.
Responsibility: Raymond Wacks (B.A., LLB, LLM, LLD, MLitt, PhD ; emeritus professor of law and legal theory, University of Hong Kong).
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This book reveals the nature of jurisprudence with clarity and enthusiasm to provide an illuminating guide to the central questions of legal theory. An experienced teacher of jurisprudence and  Read more...

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