Form and Substance in Anglo-American Law: A Comparative Study in Legal Reasoning, Legal Theory, and Legal Institutions

Form and Substance in Anglo-American Law: A Comparative Study in Legal Reasoning, Legal Theory, and Legal Institutions

by P. S. Atiyah, Robert S. Summers
     
 

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This book has a completely original theme, or set of themes. It offers first a new way of analyzing styles of legal reasoning—between more "formal" and more "substantive" styles—that is a major contribution to jurisprudence in its own right. The authors then go on to demonstrate in detail the differences in legal reasoning—and in

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This book has a completely original theme, or set of themes. It offers first a new way of analyzing styles of legal reasoning—between more "formal" and more "substantive" styles—that is a major contribution to jurisprudence in its own right. The authors then go on to demonstrate in detail the differences in legal reasoning—and in the legal systems as a whole—between England and America, and suggest that the English is a much more "formal" system and the American a more "substantive." Finally, the book explores a wide range of cultural, institutional, and historical factors relating to the two legal systems.

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"An awesome and important original contribution."—Choice

"Not since Holmes and Pollock exchanged their letters has there been such a sustained and absorbing communion of American and legal minds."—Cambridge Law Journal


"A profound book with an original methodology."— International Comparative Law Quarterly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198257349
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/28/1991
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
9.13(w) x 6.06(h) x 1.04(d)

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