The Politics of Jurisprudence: A Critical Introduction to Legal Philosophy / Edition 2

The Politics of Jurisprudence: A Critical Introduction to Legal Philosophy / Edition 2

by Roger Cotterrell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0406930554

ISBN-13: 9780406930552

Pub. Date: 12/31/2005

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The Politics of Jurisprudence explores what jurisprudence is about, what it seeks to do, how it does it and - most importantly - how its conclusions can be brought to bear on everyday problems of legal practice and major social, moral or political issues. It selects material to illustrate general approaches to legal theory and to explore professional and political

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The Politics of Jurisprudence explores what jurisprudence is about, what it seeks to do, how it does it and - most importantly - how its conclusions can be brought to bear on everyday problems of legal practice and major social, moral or political issues. It selects material to illustrate general approaches to legal theory and to explore professional and political uses to which that theory has been put.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780406930552
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/31/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
338
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 5.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Legal Philosophy in Context1
2The Theory of Common Law21
3Sovereign and Subject: Bentham and Austin52
4Analytical Jurisprudence and Liberal Democracy: Hart and Kelsen83
5The Appeal of Natural Law118
6The Problem of the Creative Judge: Pound and Dworkin150
7Varieties of Scepticism182
8The Uses of Theory216
Notes and Further Reading236
References258
Index271

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