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From the Publisher"The author's form-oriented approach to legal phenomena breaks important new ground in jurisprudence and legal theory. It adds a wealth of valuable insights into the way legal phenomena work that are left out of a rule-oriented approach."
Philip Soper, Campbell Professor of Law, University of Michigan
"The quest for a modern explicit theory combining legal formality with substantive justice and other ends is a most rewarding venture, as the author here demonstrates."
—Okko Behrends, Professor of Law, University of Göttingen, Germany
"It has for too long been considered bad form to speak well of form and formality in law. Professor Summers' fascinating book challenges long held assumptions and casts a bright light on neglected issues in jurisprudence - a masterpiece."
—Sir Neil MacCormick QC, Regius Professor of Public Law, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
"Professor Robert Summers has been a significant figure in analytical legal philosophy for many years. Over the last three decades, he has written a number of articles, and in some of the most prominent law journals, on the form-centered approach to legal theory that is given a detailed elaboration in this book. Many readers will welcome a book-length reconsideration and elaboration of themes Professor Summers has been discussing throughout his long career."
—Brian Bix, F.W. Thomas Professor of Law and Philosophy, University of Minnesota