Understanding Jurisprudence

An Introduction to Legal Theory

Author: Raymond Wacks

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198723865

Category: Law

Page: 379

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With its clear and entertaining writing style, Understanding Jurisprudence is the perfect guide for students new to legal theory and looking for an accessible introduction to the subject. Key theories and theorists are introduced in a compact and easy-to-read format, offering an engaging account of the central ideas without oversimplification. Key quotes from leading scholars are included throughout the text, introducing you to their work and its impact on legal philosophy, while further reading suggestions help you to navigate the broad range of literature available in this area. Each chapter concludes with a series of critical questions designed to encourage you to think analytically about the law and the key ideas and debates which surround it. New to this editionRevised to include the most recent scholarship in several areas of jurisprudence, and to reflect the social and political developments that have influenced the law and legal theoryExpanded chapters on natural law, legal positivism, realism, rights, and theories of justiceNew and enhanced discussions of the rule of law, global justice, virtue ethics, human and animal rights, the economic analysis of law, and postmodernist theoriesUpdated suggested further reading lists and questions at the end of each chapter

Understanding Jurisprudence

Author: Denise Meyerson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135328463

Category: Law

Page: 224

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Considering general philosophical and theoretical questions about the nature, purpose and operation of law as a whole, this book introduces students to contemporary debates in jurisprudence and encourages them to think in a theoretical and critical way about the nature of law, legal reasoning and adjudication. Discussing wider issues of morality, politics and society with reference to legal cases and examples, it provides as broad a perspective on the law as possible. Key features of this textbook include: introductions to each chapter analysis of how jurisprudential issues can arise in everyday life a wide range of cases to ground the theoretical discussion in-depth discussion of the relationship of law to force, morality and politics, as well as of rights, justice and feminist jurisprudence. The text provides a concise treatment of all the major topics typically covered in an undergraduate course on jurisprudence and succinctly explains the arguments for and against the different approaches to the issues that are raised.

Jurisprudence as Ideology

Author: Valerie Kerruish

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134879873

Category: Law

Page: 240

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In Jurisprudence as Ideology, Valerie Kerruish asks how it is that people who are put down, let down and kept down by law can be thought to have a general political obligation to obey it. She engages with contemporary issues in socialist, feminist and critical legal theory, and links these issues to debates in jurisprudence and the philosophy and sociology of law.

Surviving America

Author: Larry Charles Peterson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477142797

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 236

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Surviving America is a true story, an autobiography, of Larry Charles Peterson. Through the years Larry has had the hard luck experiencing bad things right during a time when America was experiencing similar hard luck. A professional victim of sorts, Mr. Peterson tells how he dealt with each situation. It's a good entertaining, honest read.

Observing Law through Systems Theory

Author: Richard Nobles,David Schiff

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1782250115

Category: Law

Page: 290

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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; time and its construction within law; the significance of the rule of law and human rights and the role of appeals to, and within, law. Systems theory enables the authors to demonstrate how the legal system observes its own operations through its own communications, and how this contrasts with the manner in which law is observed by other systems such as the media and politics. In this context the authors explore the constraints imposed by systems, in particular the legal system, upon the individuals who participate in them.

Constitutionalising the EU Judicial System

Essays in Honour of Pernilla Lindh

Author: Pascal Cardonnel,Allan Rosas,Nils Wahl

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847319939

Category: Law

Page: 536

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These essays, written in honour of retired ECJ judge Pernilla Lindh, reflect on the development of courts and judging in the EU since the founding of the Union. In particular they focus on recent reforms and proposals aimed at further increasing public confidence and democratic accountability throughout the EU judicial system.

General Jurisprudence

Understanding Law from a Global Perspective

Author: William Twining

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521505933

Category: Law

Page: 517

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This book explores the implications of globalisation for the theoretical study of law, justice, and human rights.

Jurisprudence

Understanding and Shaping Law : Cases, Readings, Commentary

Author: William Michael Reisman,Aaron M. Schreiber

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 620

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Jurisprudence Lecture Notes

Author: Peter Curzon

Publisher: Cavendish Publishing

ISBN: 1843142945

Category: Law

Page: 360

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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Raymond Wacks

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191510637

Category: Law

Page: 152

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The concept of law lies at the heart of our social and political life. Legal philosophy, or jurisprudence, explores the notion of law and its role in society, illuminating its meaning and its relation to the universal questions of justice, rights, and morality. In this Very Short Introduction Raymond Wacks analyses the nature and purpose of the legal system, and the practice by courts, lawyers, and judges. Wacks reveals the intriguing and challenging nature of legal philosophy with clarity and enthusiasm, providing an enlightening guide to the central questions of legal theory. In this revised edition Wacks makes a number of updates including new material on legal realism, changes to the approach to the analysis of law and legal theory, and updates to historical and anthropological jurisprudence. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Philosophy of Law

A Very Short Introduction

Author: Raymond Wacks

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199687005

Category: Law

Page: 150

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The concept of law lies at the heart of our social and political life, shaping the character of our community and underlying issues from racism and abortion to human rights and international war. The revised edition of this Very Short Introduction examines the central questions about law's relation to justice, morality, and democracy.

Lessons in Islamic Jurisprudence

Author: Roy Mottahedeh

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780746865

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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This classic text is rendered directly from the original Arabic by one of America's leading Islamic scholars. This paperback edition has been specially published for the many courses for which this book has been requested.

The Jurisprudence of Justice William J. Brennan, Jr

The Law and Politics of "libertarian Dignity"

Author: David E. Marion

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847685677

Category: Law

Page: 177

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David E. Marion offers a careful review of Brennan's opinions that clarifies his defense of libertarian dignity and illustrates the profound political and constitutional impact of Brennan's opinions on public discourse and government policy.

Interpreting Constitutions

A Comparative Study

Author: Jeffrey Goldsworthy

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191021660

Category: Law

Page: 384

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This book describes the constitutions of six major federations and how they have been interpreted by their highest courts, compares the interpretive methods and underlying principles that have guided the courts, and explores the reasons for major differences between these methods and principles. Among the interpretive methods discussed are textualism, purposivism, structuralism and originalism. Each of the six federations is the subject of a separate chapter written by a leading authority in the field: Jeffrey Goldsworthy (Australia), Peter Hogg (Canada), Donald Kommers (Germany), S.P. Sathe (India), Heinz Klug (South Africa), and Mark Tushnet (United States). Each chapter describes not only the interpretive methodology currently used by the courts, but the evolution of that methodology since the constitution was first enacted. The book also includes a concluding chapter which compares these methodologies, and attempts to explain variations by reference to different social, historical, institutional and political circumstances.

The Jurisprudence of GATT and the WTO

Insights on Treaty Law and Economic Relations

Author: John H. Jackson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521620567

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 497

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An important compendium from a globally recognized scholar on international trade policy issues.