What is justice? Is there a duty to obey a law even it is unjust? This book tackles questions like these and explains some of the answers which legal theorists have given from ancient Greece to the present day.
Table of Contents
The Nature of Legal Theory: From Laws to Law An Overview of the Relationship between Law and Morality The Natural Law Tradition English Analytical Positivism Kelsen's Hierarchy of Norms The Revival of Natural Law: Fuller and Finnis Policies, Principles, Rights and Interpretation: Dworkin's Theory of Adjudication American Realism Critical Perspectives on Law Theories of Justice Law and Morality
IAN MCLEOD is Visiting Fellow in Law at the University of Teesside and a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London, UK. Following professional experience as a local government lawyer and a prosecuting solicitor, he specialized in teaching Legal Theory, Legal Method and Public Law. He is the author of Legal Method, Key Concepts in Law and (with Simon Askey) Studying Law, all published by Palgrave Macmillan.