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Legal Theory (Palgrave Law Masters 6th ed. 2012)

Legal Theory (Palgrave Law Masters 6th ed. 2012)

By: Ian McLeod (author), Marise Cremona (series_editor)Paperback

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Why do some rules have the status of law while others do not? Is law simply a matter of rules anyway? What is justice? Legal Theory asks questions such as these and explains some of the answers that legal theorists have given over the ages, from Ancient Greece to the present day.

About Author

IAN MCLEOD is Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Stirling, UK. Following professional experience as a local government lawyer and a prosecuting solicitor, he specialized in teaching Legal Theory, Legal Method and Public Law. He is the author of Legal Method, Key Concepts in Law and (with Simon Askey) Studying Law, all published by Palgrave Macmillan.

Contents

The Nature of Legal Theory: From Laws to Law.- An Overview of the Relationship between Law and Morality.- The Natural Law Tradition.- English Analytical Positivism.- Kelsen's Hierarchy of Norms.- The Revival of Natural Law: Fuller and Finnis.- Policies, Principles, Rights and Interpretation: Dworkin's Theory of Law.- American Realism.- Critical Perspectives on Law.- Theories of Justice.- Law and Morality.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780230362048
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 264
  • ID: 9780230362048
  • weight: 403
  • ISBN10: 0230362044
  • edition: 6th ed. 2012

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