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Author International Roundtable for the Semiotics of Law (2004 : Lyon, France)

Title Interpretation, law, and the construction of meaning : collected papers on legal interpretation in theory, adjudication and political practice / [compiled] by Anne Wagner, Wouter Werner and Deborah Cao
Published Dordrecht, the Netherlands : Springer, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 219 pages)
Contents Front Matter; Law as Fact, Law as Fiction; Lexical Indeterminacy; Topical Jurisprudence; Legal Speech Acts as Intersubjective Communicative Action; Who needs Fact when you've got Narrative? The Case of P, C & S vs. United Kingdom; Taking Facts Seriously; Transforming Ambiguity into Vagueness in Legal Interpretation; The Inclusive/Exclusive Nation; Global Values and Floating Borders in the Brazilian Amazon; Landmarks for Aboriginal Law in Australia; Back Matter
Summary Who has the power to define words and concepts? Who can successfully assume the power to speak on behalf of the legal community? Which methods are used to justify the power to define? This book discusses these questions from three related perspectives: Legal theory; Judicial reasoning; and Application of law in politics and diplomatic practice
Notes Selected papers presented at the 2004 International Roundtable for the Semiotics of Law in Lyon
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-219)
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Subject Semiotics (Law) -- Congresses.
Law -- Interpretation and construction -- Congresses.
Judicial process -- Congresses.
Law -- Political aspects -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Wagner, Anne, 1968-
Werner, W. G. (Wouter G.), 1966-
Cao, Deborah, 1962-
LC no. 2007416622
ISBN 1402053193 (Cloth)
9781402053191 (Cloth)