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Author Veitch, Scott.

Title Jurisprudence : themes and concepts / edited by Scott Veitch, Emilios Christodoulidis and Lindsay Farmer
Published New York : Routledge-Cavendish, 2007


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Description xviii, 278 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction to the relationship between law and politics -- Sovereignty -- The rule of law -- The "inner morality of law" -- Rights -- Legalism and legality -- Citizenship -- Law, politics, and globalisation -- Problems of the rule of law in political transitions -- The rule of law and the state of emergency -- Introduction to legal reasoning -- Legal formalism, legal realism, and the open texture of law -- Theories of legal reasoning : an extended formalism Maccormick -- Principles, interpretation and integrity-Dworkin -- Critical legal analysis-Unger -- Justice, natural law, and the limits of rule following -- Equality, difference, and domination -- Trials, facts, and narratives -- Prejudice and discrimination -- Judging in an unjust society -- Law in modern society and legal modernity -- Formal legal rationality and legal modernity -- Dilemmas of modern law : after modernity law and globalisation -- Legal pluralism -- Juridification -- Ideology and legitimation : the Marxist critique -- Displacing the juridical : Foucault on power and discipline -- Law in the risk society
Summary "This new book takes an innovative and novel approach to the study of jurisprudence. Drawing together a range of specialists, making original contributions, it provides a summary, analysis, and critique of basic themes in, and major contributions to, the study of jurisprudence. The book explores issues and ideas in jurisprudence in a way that integrates them with legal study more broadly, avoiding the tendency in recent years for the subject to become overly inward-looking, specialist and technical, leaving students and the subject adrift. It picks up mid-range concepts such as rights, sovereignty, and adjudication and charts their interrelation and uses in law and legal theory. The approach taken to the subject is an interdisciplinary one, and involves making linkages with contemporary issues in political and social theory, such as the changing role of the state, forms of dispute resolution and the courts. It also addresses topics not normally covered, or covered only indirectly in other jurisprudence textbooks, such as globalisation and legal culture. Its coverage is therefore broad and links legal, political, philosophical, and social analysis." -- Publisher's information
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Law -- Political aspects.
Rule of law.
Law -- Philosophy.
Author Veitch, Scott.
Christodoulidis, Emilios A.
Farmer, Lindsay, 1963-
LC no. 2007005432
ISBN 1845680707
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