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?
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