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Author Wacks, Raymond, author

Title Understanding jurisprudence : an introduction to legal theory / Raymond Wacks, BA, LLB, LLM, LLd, MLitt, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Law and Legal Theory
Edition Fourth edition
Published Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, [2015]
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2015]


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Description xx, 379 pages ; 25 cm
Contents What's it all about? -- Natural law and morality -- Classical legal positivism -- Modern legal positivism -- Dworkin and the moral integrity of law -- Legal realism -- Law and social theory -- Historical and anthropological jurisprudence -- Theories of justice -- Rights -- Why obey the law? -- Why punish? -- Critical legal theory -- Feminist and critical race theory -- Jurisprudence understood?
Summary This book provides an invaluable introduction to legal theory not only for students of law but also for those studying politics, philosophy and other social sciences, as well as the general reader
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Jurisprudence.
Law -- Philosophy.
LC no. 2014949671
ISBN 0198723865 (paperback)
9780198723868 (paperback)