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Author MacCormick, Neil.

Title Institutions of law : an essay in legal theory / Neil MacCormick
Published London : Oxford University Press, [2007]


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Description xvi, 317 pages ; 24 cm
Series Law, state, and practical reason
Law, state, and practical reason.
Contents On normative order -- On institutional order-- Law and the constitutional state -- A problem : rules or habits? -- On persons -- Wrongs and duties -- Legal positions and relations : rights and obligations -- Legal relations and things : property -- Legal powers and validity -- Powers and public law : law and politics -- Constraints on power : fundamental rights -- Criminal law and civil society : law and morality -- Private law and civil society : law and economy -- Positive law and moral autonomy -- On law and justice -- Law and values : reflections on method
Summary "Institutions of Law offers an original account of the nature of law and legal systems in the contemporary world. It provides the definitive statement of Sir Neil MacCormick's well-known 'institutional theory of law', defining law as 'institutional normative order' and explaining each of these three terms in depth. It attempts to fulfil the need for a twenty-first century introduction to legal theory marking a fresh start such as was achieved in the last century by H. L. A. Hart's The Concept of Law."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Legal positivism.
LC no. 2006033081
ISBN 9780198267911 hardback alkaline paper