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3. Dworkin: the moral integrity of law

3. Dworkin: the moral integrity of law  

Raymond Wacks

in Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
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9780191779664
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10.1093/actrade/9780199687008.003.0003
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Ronald Dworkin was legal positivism's most tenacious critic. ‘Dworkin: the moral integrity of law’ shows that Dworkin's theory includes not only a stimulating account of law and the legal ... More
5. Law and society

5. Law and society  

Raymond Wacks

in Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
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9780191779664
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10.1093/actrade/9780199687008.003.0005
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‘Law and society’ examines the sociological approach to law, focusing on the two giants of social theory — Émile Durkheim and Max Weber. It also explains the Marxist materialist account of ... More
6. Critical legal theory

6. Critical legal theory  

Raymond Wacks

in Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
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9780191779664
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10.1093/actrade/9780199687008.003.0006
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‘Critical legal theory’ examines how critical thought repudiates what is taken to be the natural order of things, be it patriarchy (in the case of feminist jurisprudence), the conception of ... More
1. The legal history of Indian tribes

1. The legal history of Indian tribes  

G. Edward White

in American Legal History: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2013
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Dec 2013
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9780199375240
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10.1093/actrade/9780199766000.003.0001
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‘The legal history of Indian tribes’ considers the most fundamental theme of American legal history in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries – the interaction of European settlers with ... More
7. Understanding law: a very short epilogue

7. Understanding law: a very short epilogue  

Raymond Wacks

in Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
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9780191779664
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10.1093/actrade/9780199687008.003.0007
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Can law be as neutral and value-free as legal positivists seek to demonstrate, or is law steeped in inescapable moral values? Is Hart's focus upon the ‘municipal legal system’ still helpful ... More
1. Law’s roots

1. Law’s roots  

Raymond Wacks

in Law: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Sep 2015
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Sep 2015
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9780191807657
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10.1093/actrade/9780198745624.003.0001
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‘Law’s roots’ looks at the origins of law and the distinctive features of the Western legal tradition, as well as religious law and other legal traditions. The two main functions of the law ... More
4. Courts

4. Courts  

Raymond Wacks

in Law: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Sep 2015
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Sep 2015
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9780191807657
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10.1093/actrade/9780198745624.003.0004
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Courts personify the law and play a central role in every legal system. But what precisely is that role? Are courts the best forum for resolving disputes? What do judges do? What of their ... More
Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction

Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Raymond Wacks

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Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
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9780191779664
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10.1093/actrade/9780199687008.001.0001
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9780199687008
The concept of law lies at the heart of our social and political life. Legal philosophy, or jurisprudence, explores the notion of law and its role in society, illuminating its meaning and ... More
6. Hermeneutics and law

6. Hermeneutics and law  

Jens Zimmermann

in Hermeneutics: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2015
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Oct 2015
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9780191781582
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10.1093/actrade/9780199685356.003.0006
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9780199685356
‘Hermeneutics and law’ begins with natural law in Greco-Roman culture and God’s moral law of Christendom. It then explains legal positivism as espoused by John Austin (1790–1859) and the ... More
2. Legal positivism

2. Legal positivism  

Raymond Wacks

in Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
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9780191779664
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10.1093/actrade/9780199687008.003.0002
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9780199687008
‘Legal positivism’ examines classical legal positivism as espoused by its two great protagonists, Jeremy Bentham and John Austin, as well as the approaches of modern legal positivists, ... More
Privacy: A Very Short Introduction

Privacy: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Raymond Wacks

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Mar 2015
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Mar 2015
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9780191792915
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10.1093/actrade/9780198725947.001.0001
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9780198725947
While no brief book can hope to provide a comprehensive account of the manifold features of a concept as complex and controversial as privacy, this one introduces readers to the main ... More
5. Lawyers

5. Lawyers  

Raymond Wacks

in Law: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Sep 2015
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Sep 2015
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9780191807657
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10.1093/actrade/9780198745624.003.0005
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9780198745624
Lawyers are an essential feature of every developed legal system. Without accessible lawyers to provide citizens with competent representation, the ideals of the legal system ring hollow. ... More
European Union Law: A Very Short Introduction

European Union Law: A Very Short Introduction  

Anthony Arnull

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May 2017
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May 2017
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9780191814259
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10.1093/actrade/9780198749981.001.0001
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European Law: A Very Short Introduction considers the laws and legal system of the European Union and discusses the range of issues that the European Union has been given the ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Anthony Arnull

in European Union Law: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2017
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May 2017
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9780191814259
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10.1093/actrade/9780198749981.003.0001
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9780198749981
The Introduction outlines the questions that this VSI attempts to answer. Why does the EU arouse such strong passions? As an organization based on international treaties, why has it proved ... More
3. A legal right

3. A legal right  

Raymond Wacks

in Privacy: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Mar 2015
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Mar 2015
eISBN: 
9780191792915
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198725947.003.0003
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9780198725947
Privacy is acknowledged as an essential human right, recognized by a number of international declarations, among which the European Convention on Human Rights and the International Covenant ... More

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