The Politics of Jurisprudence: A Critical Introduction to Legal Philosophy

The Politics of Jurisprudence: A Critical Introduction to Legal Philosophy

by Roger Cotterrell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0812213939

ISBN-13: 9780812213935

Pub. Date: 02/28/1992

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press


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

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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:
9780812213935
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press
Publication date:
02/28/1992
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
5.53(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1. Legal Philosophy in Context
2. The Theory of Common Law
3. Sovereign and Subject: Bentham and Austin
4. Analytical Jurisprudence and Liberal Democracy: Hart and Kelsen
5. The Appeal of Natural Law
6. The Problem of the Creative Judge: Pound and Dworkin
7. Varieties of Scepticism
8. The Uses of Theory

Notes and Further Reading
References
Index

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