Jurisprudence and Legal Theory: Commentary and Materials

Overview

This book provides an accessible introduction to Jurisprudence and Legal Theory. It sets out a course of study that offers a highly effective series of introductions into a wide variety of theories and theoretical perspectives, from traditional approaches such as Natural Law to modern ones such as Feminist Theory, Economic Analysis of Law and Foucault and Law.

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Overview

This book provides an accessible introduction to Jurisprudence and Legal Theory. It sets out a course of study that offers a highly effective series of introductions into a wide variety of theories and theoretical perspectives, from traditional approaches such as Natural Law to modern ones such as Feminist Theory, Economic Analysis of Law and Foucault and Law.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780406946782
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 2/17/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 1194
  • Product dimensions: 9.70 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 1.80 (d)

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Napier University

University of Frankfurt

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Table of Contents

Part I.
1. Approaches to Jurisprudence, Legal Theory, and the Philosophy of Law, James Penner, David Schiff, Richard Nobles
2. The Evolution of Natural Law, Richard Nobles and David Schiff
3. Debating with Natural Law: the Emergence of Legal Positivism, Richard Nobles and David Schiff
4. Modern Positivism: H L A Hart and Analytical Jurisprudence, Nicola Lacey
5. Modern Positivism: Kelson's Pure Theory of Law, David Schiff
6. Classical Social Theory and Law, Robert Reiner
7. Law as Politics: Progressive American Perspectives, Hugh Collins
8. Law and Adjudication: Dworkin's Critique of Positivism, James Penner
9. Law as Integrity: Dworkin's Interpretive Turn, James Penner
10. The Current Debate: The Semantic Sting, 'Soft Positivism', and the Authority of Law according to Raz, James Penner
Introducing Part II.
Extensions and Negations
11. Disobedience, David Schiff
12. Punishment, James Penner
13. Hohfeld and the Analysis of Rights, Hamish Ross
14. Legal Reasoning, James Penner
15. Justice, Robert Reiner
16. Introducing Feminist Legal Theory, Emily Jackson and Nicola Lacey
17. Economic Analysis of Law, Richard Nobles
18. The Autonomy of Law: An Introduction to Legal Autopoiesis, Gunther Teubner, Richard Nobles, David Schiff
19. Foucault and Law, Anne Barron
20. (Legal) Reason and its 'Others': Some Recent Developments in Legal Theory, Anne Barron
Appendix: A Note to Teachers Bibliography Index

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