Why do some rules have the status of law while others don't? Is law simply a matter of rules anyway? Is there a duty to obey a law even if it is unjust? This title asks questions such as these and explains some of the answers which legal theorists have given from Ancient Greece to the 21st century.
Why do some rules have the status of law while others do not? Is law simply a matter of rules anyway? What is justice? Is there a duty to obey a law even if it is unjust? Should the law concern itself with the activities of consenting adults in private? This fully updated new edition of "Legal Theory" asks questions such as these and explains some of the answers which legal theorists have given from Ancient Greece to the 21st century. Written in a very readable style, this book makes intrinsically difficult material accessible and interesting.
IAN McLEOD is a member of the Law Department at London Guildhall University. He has practised as a solicitor and has over twenty years' experience, with particular interests in Legal Theory, Legal Method and Public Law. He is also the author of Legal Method in the Palgrave Law Masters series.
Table of Contents
Preface - The Nature of Legal Theory: From Laws to Law - The Nature and Functions of Law - 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 - Legal Regulation of Morality
Legal Theory by Ian McLeod
Palgrave Law Masters
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