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Author Zimmermann, Augusto, author

Title Western legal theory : history, concepts, and perspectives / Augusto Zimmermann
Edition First edition
Published Chatswood, N.S.W. : LexisNexis Butterworths, 2013
Chatswood, NSW : LexisNexis Butterworths, 2013


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 MELB  KA 40 Zim/Wlt  DUE 30-06-20
Description xv, 288 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Chapter 1. Natural law theory -- Chapter 2. Legal positivism -- Chapter 3. Rule of law theory -- Chapter 4. Evolutionary legal theory -- Chapter 5. German legal historicism -- Chapter 6. National socialist jurisprudence -- Chapter 7. Marxist legal theory -- Chapter 8. American legal realism -- Chapter 9. Critical legal studies -- Chapter 10.Feminist jurisprudence -- Chapter 11.Post-modern jurisprudence -- Chapter 12. Economic analysis of law -- Chapter 13. Libertarian jurisprudence
Summary Western Legal Theory: History, Concepts and Perspectives enable readers to gain a holistic appreciation of the law by presenting a broad collection of ideas concerning the nature of law. The author draws from a number of social disciplines to provide a rounded sense of what law really is and how it should work in society. The text discusses a wide range of theories and theorists, and also traces the historical developments of Western legal thought from ancient times to the present day. With a focus on the historical and contemporary role of philosophy in the interpretation of law, Western Legal Theory: History, Concepts and Perspectives provide a fascinating insight into the development of law and a comprehensive analysis of current legal thought. It is ideal for students of legal theory and jurisprudence, legal history, political philosophy, and legal practitioners and general readers interested in the theories underpinning our legal institutions and framework
Analysis Australian
Law (Australia)
Philosophy & theory of law (Australia)
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Also available online
Donated by Mr Tom Pearce for the Library Bookplate appeal 2013 Mr Tom Pearce
Subject Jurisprudence -- History.
Law -- Philosophy -- History.
ISBN 9780409333183 (paperback)