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Legal Theory by Ian McLeod
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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

Author Biography

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.
Release date Australia
April 28th, 2010
Author
Contributor
Series edited by Marise Cremona
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
5th Revised edition
Imprint
Palgrave Macmillan
Pages
264
Dimensions
157x235x15
ISBN-13
9780230247833
Product ID
3907314

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