Legal theory

Legal theory

Legal theory

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Edition Details

  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): T. I. McLeod
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): England
  • Publication Information: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
  • Publication Type (Medium): History
  • Type: Book
  • Series title: Palgrave Macmillan law masters.
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Additional Format

Online version: McLeod, T.I. (T. Ian). Legal theory. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007 (OCoLC)891547627

Short Description

XIX, 245 pages ; 22 cm.

Purpose and Intended Audience

Useful for students learning an area of law, Legal theory is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Responsable Person: Ian McLeod.
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Country/State: England
  • Number of Editions: 55 editions
  • First edition Date: 1998
  • Last edition Date: 2012
  • Languages: English, Chinese, German
  • Library of Congress Code: K230
  • Dewey Code: 340.1
  • ISBN: 9780230013339 0230013333
  • OCLC: 85689594

Main 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 adjudication
American realism
Critical perspectives on law
Theories of justice
Law and morality.

Summary Note

Why do some rules have the status of law while others do not? Is law simply a matter of rules anyway? What is justice? This updated new edition of Legal Theory asks questions such as these, discusses topical issues such as animal rights, and explains some of the answers which legal theorists have given from Ancient Greece to the present day.

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