Common Law Theory

Common Law Theory

by Douglas E. Edlin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521176158

ISBN-13: 9780521176156

Pub. Date: 10/18/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In this book, legal scholars, philosophers, historians, and political scientists from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States analyze the common law through three of its classic themes: rules, reasoning, and constitutionalism. Their essays, specially commissioned for this volume, provide an opportunity for thinkers from

Overview

In this book, legal scholars, philosophers, historians, and political scientists from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States analyze the common law through three of its classic themes: rules, reasoning, and constitutionalism. Their essays, specially commissioned for this volume, provide an opportunity for thinkers from different jurisdictions and disciplines to talk to each other and to their wider audience within and beyond the common law world. This book allows scholars and students to consider how these themes and concepts relate to one another. It will initiate and sustain a more inclusive and well-informed theoretical discussion of the common law's method, process, and structure. It will be valuable to lawyers, philosophers, political scientists, and historians interested in constitutional law, comparative law, judicial process, legal theory, law and society, legal history, separation of powers, democratic theory, political philosophy, the courts, and the relationship of the common law tradition to other legal systems of the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521176156
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/18/2010
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Law Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
262
Sales rank:
329,294
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Douglas E. Edlin; Part I. Common Law Rules: 1. Judges as rulemakers Larry Alexander and Emily Sherwin; 2. Some types of law John Gardner; Part II. Common Law Reasoning: 3. The principles of legal reasoning in the common law Melvin A. Eisenberg; 4. A similibus ad similia: analogical thinking in law Gerald J. Postema; 5. Reasoned decisions and legal theory David Dyzenhaus and Michael Taggart; Part III. Common Law Constitutionalism: 6. Common law, natural law, and the constitution James R. Stoner, Jr; 7. Text, context, and constitution: the common law as public reason T. R. S. Allan; 8. The myth of the common law constitution Jeffrey Goldsworthy.

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