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

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Overview

In The Politics of Jurisprudence, Roger Cotterrell offers a concise introduction to and commentary on Anglo-American jurisprudence, and a contribution to the study of the development of American and English general conceptions of law since the establishment of modern legal professions in the United States and Britain. Cotterrell defines legal philosophy not as a self-contained realm of ideas, but as an intellectual response to political conditions and the dilemmas of lawyers as a professional group during the past century. The Politics of Jurisprudence will be of value to students of law and political science as well as professionals interested in legal theory and the development of legal thought.
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Cotterrell (legal theory, U. of London) offers a concise introduction to and commentary on Anglo-American jurisprudence, and a contribution to the study of the development of American and English general conceptions of law since the establishment of modern legal professions in the US and Britain. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780406930552
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 12/31/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 338
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 5.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Roger Cotterrell LLD, MSc (Soc), Professor of Legal Theory, University of London, Queen Mary and Westfield College

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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Legal Philosophy in Context 1
2 The Theory of Common Law 21
3 Sovereign and Subject: Bentham and Austin 52
4 Analytical Jurisprudence and Liberal Democracy: Hart and Kelsen 83
5 The Appeal of Natural Law 118
6 The Problem of the Creative Judge: Pound and Dworkin 150
7 Varieties of Scepticism 182
8 The Uses of Theory 216
Notes and Further Reading 236
References 258
Index 271
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