The Concept of Law

Author: HLA Hart

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191630071

Category: Law

Page: 400

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Fifty years on from its original publication, HLA Hart's The Concept of Law is widely recognized as the most important work of legal philosophy published in the twentieth century, and remains the starting point for most students coming to the subject for the first time. In this third edition, Leslie Green provides a new introduction that sets the book in the context of subsequent developments in social and political philosophy, clarifying misunderstandings of Hart's project and highlighting central tensions and problems in the work.
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The Concept of Group Rights in International Law

Groups as Contested Right-Holders, Subjects and Legal Persons

Author: Corsin Bisaz

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004228705

Category: Law

Page: 243

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Through a collective biography of four scholars (Erich Kaufmann, Hans Kelsen, Hersch Lauterpacht and Hans J. Morgenthau) this book investigates how Jewish identity and intellectual ties to Judaic civilization in the German-speaking and legal context influenced international law. By using biblical constitutive metaphors, it argues that Jewish German lawyers inherited, "inter alia," a particular Jewish legal approach that framed their understanding of the law as a means to reach God. The overarching argument is that because of their Jewish heritage, Jewish scholars inherited the endorsement of earthly particularism for the sake of universalism and the other way around: for the sake of universalism, humanity s differences need to be solved through the law.
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Evolution of International Environmental Regimes

The Case of Climate Change

Author: Simone Schiele

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107044154

Category: Law

Page: 312

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Using the international climate regime as an example, Simone Schiele analyses the ability of international environmental regimes to evolve over time.
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Employment Law

Author: Hugh Collins

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191018902

Category: Law

Page: 288

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This updated edition offers a fresh approach to the law governing employment relations, emphasising the contemporary policy themes of social inclusion, competitiveness, and the rights of citizenship in the workplace. It acts as a succinct and accessible overview for those new to the subject as well as an excellent summary for students. Employment Law covers all the main areas of the subject including contracts of employment, anti-discrimination law, trade unions, industrial action, and human rights in the workplace. It also discusses how UK law, under the influence of EU law and international protection of human rights, has been transformed for the twenty-first century by pursuing new goals such as helping to achieve a better balance between work and life, to improve the competitiveness of business through partnership institutions, and to provide superior protection for the basic rights of employees in the workplace. Offering frequent comparisons with the law of other countries, including the United States, the book also discusses the effectiveness of employment regulation as well as examining the different national and transnational methods available.
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Reine Rechtslehre

Mit einem Anhang: Das Problem der Gerechtigkeit

Author: Hans Kelsen

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161529733

Category: Law

Page: 921

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Nachdem die 1934 erschienene Erstauflage von Hans Kelsens Reine[r] Rechtslehre im Jahre 2008 als Studienausgabe erschienen ist, folgt nun im selben Format die Studienausgabe der Zweitauflage aus dem Jahre 1960. Zwischen den Auflagen 1934 und 1960 liegt nicht nur ein Vierteljahrhundert und ein Weltkrieg, sondern auch ein Umfangswachstum auf den fünffachen Wert und ein vielfältiger Reifungsprozess von Kelsens Allgemeiner Rechtslehre. Die Zweitauflage bildet zugleich Höhepunkt und Abschluss der sog. "Klassischen Phase" im rechtstheoretischen Werk Hans Kelsens. Überhaupt darf die auf Deutsch erschienene Zweitauflage, die in mehr als ein Dutzend andere Sprachen übersetzt worden ist, als die reifste und letzte geschlossene Darstellung der Reinen Rechtslehre gelten. Gemeinsam mit H.L.A. Harts Concept of Law (1961) stellt sie das wirkmächtigste Werk des modernen rechtstheoretischen Diskurses dar.Die vorliegende Studienausgabe enthält, anders als die seit 1992 publizierten Nachdrucke, auch den für das (Selbst-)Verständnis der Reinen Rechtslehre bedeutsamen Anhang zum Problem der Gerechtigkeit. Im Anmerkungsapparat sind darüber hinaus die aus Anlass der Übersetzung der Zweitauflage ins Italienische 1966 von Kelsen vorgenommenen Korrekturen am deutschen Text erstmals berücksichtigt worden.
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Legalism: Anthropology and History

Author: Paul Dresch,Hannah Skoda

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191641472

Category: Law

Page: 368

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Law and law-like institutions are visible in human societies very distant from each other in time and space. When it comes to observing and analysing such social constructs historians, anthropologists, and lawyers run into notorious difficulties in how to conceptualize them. Do they conform to a single category of 'law'? How are divergent understandings of the nature and purpose of law to be described and explained? Such questions reach to the heart of philosophical attempts to understand the nature of law, but arise whenever we are confronted by law-like practices and concepts in societies not our own. In this volume leading historians and anthropologists with an interest in law gather to analyse the nature and meaning of law in diverse societies. They start from the concept of legalism, taken from the anthropologist Lloyd Fallers, whose 1960s work on Africa engaged, unusually, with jurisprudence. The concept highlights appeal to categories and rules. The degree to which legalism in this sense informs people's lives varies within and between societies, and over time, but it can colour equally both 'simple' and 'complex' law. Breaking with recent emphases on 'practice', nine specialist contributors explore, in a wide-ranging set of cases, the place of legalism in the workings of social life. The essays make obvious the need to question our parochial common sense where ideals of moral order at other times and places differ from those of modern North Atlantic governance. State-centred law, for instance, is far from a 'central case'. Legalism may be 'aspirational', connecting people to wider visions of morality; duty may be as prominent a theme as rights; and rulers from thirteenth-century England to sixteenth-century Burma appropriate, as much they impose, a vision of justice as consistency. The use of explicit categories and rules does not reduce to simple questions of power. The cases explored range from ancient Asia Minor to classical India, and from medieval England and France to Saharan oases and southern Arabia. In each case they assume no knowledge of the society or legal system discussed. The volume will appeal not only to historians and anthropologists with an interest in law, but to students of law engaged in legal theory, for the light it sheds on the strengths and limitations of abstract legal philosophy.
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The Sources of International Law

Author: Hugh Thirlway

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191508608

Category: Law

Page: 304

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In recent years States have made more and more extensive use of the International Court of Justice for the judicial settlement of disputes. Despite being declared by the Courts Statute to have no binding force for States other than the parties to the case, its decisions have come to constitute a body of jurisprudence that is frequently invoked in other disputes, in international negotiation, and in academic writing. This jurisprudence, covering a wide range of aspects of international law, is the subject of considerable ongoing academic examination; it needs however to be seen against the background, and in the light, of the Courts structure, jurisdiction and operation, and the principles applied in these domains. The purpose of this book is thus to provide an accessible and comprehensive study of this aspect of the Court, and in particular of its procedure, written by a scholar who has had unique opportunities of close observation of the Court in action. This distillation of direct experience and expertise makes it essential reading for all those who study, teach or practise international law.
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The Conflict of Laws

Author: Adrian Briggs

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199539669

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 287

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The Conflict of Laws addresses the jurisdiction of Courts (and whether their judgments are enforced and recognised overseas) and the effect of foreign judgments in England (whether these are recognised and enforced) . It also looks at the principles of choice of law for cases with an international element for example contracts made or performed in other jurisdictions or with other parties, torts committed overseas or by foreign parties, international fraud, property sited overseas, and family and personal matters (including marriage, divorce, and financial support) across different jurisdictions.
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Philosophy of Law

A Very Short Introduction

Author: Raymond Wacks

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199687005

Category: Law

Page: 150

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The concept of law lies at the heart of our social and political life, shaping the character of our community and underlying issues from racism and abortion to human rights and international war. The revised edition of this Very Short Introduction examines the central questions about law's relation to justice, morality, and democracy.
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Leviathan

Author: Thomas Hobbes

Publisher: Felix Meiner Verlag

ISBN: 3787332391

Category: Philosophy

Page: 674

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Vom "Leviathan", einem der bedeutendsten theoretischen Werke über die Ursprünge und Grundlagen der Idee des Staates und der bürgerlichen Gesellschaft, liegt nun erstmalig eine deutschsprachige Ausgabe vor, die den Text der englischen Erstausgabe von 1651 vollständig und nach den allgemein anerkannten philologischen Kriterien textgetreu darbietet. Die Ausgabe enthält die umfangreichen Marginalien der Erstausgabe und ist quellenkritisch kommentiert. Mit einer Einführung, Chronologie, Literaturverzeichnis, Register und umfangreiche Anmerkungen.
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Cymbeline

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3843049386

Category: Drama

Page: 132

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William Shakespeare: Cymbeline (Cymbeline) Die tragikomische Romanze in fünf Akten entstand um 1608 und wurde 1611 in London uraufgeführt. Der Erstdruck erfolgte 1623 in der sogenannten First Folio Ausgabe. Der junge Edelmann Posthumus heiratet heimlich Imogen, die Tochter des Königs Cymbeline, der daraufhin Posthumus von seinem Hof verbannt. Die anmutige Imogen muss am Hofe des Vaters bleiben und seinen Zorn ertragen, während Posthumus in Italien Laster und Intrige ausgesetzt ist und schließlich auf die Treue seiner zurückgelassenen Frau wettet. Die deutsche Erstaufführung erfolgte 1897 in München. Die in dieser Ausgabe zugrunde gelegte Übersetzung stammt von Dorothea Tieck und wurde erstmals 1832 bei Georg Andreas Reimer in Berlin gedruckt. Zur Schlegel-Tieck-Übersetzung: August Wilhelm Schlegel begann 1796 eine Gesamtübersetzung der Werke William Shakespeares, musste das Vorhaben jedoch 1810 nach 14 Dramen abbrechen. 1825 setzte Ludwig Tieck das Projekt unter Mitarbeit seiner ältesten Tochter Dorothea und Wolf Graf von Baudissins fort. 1833 schloss Dorothea Tieck mit der deutschen Fassung von Macbeth die bis heute als maßgeblich geltende sogenannte Schlegel-Tieck-Übersetzung ab. »Ich empfehle dringend die sogenannte Schlegel-Tieck-Übersetzung.« Marcel Reich-Ranicki Erstmals ins Deutsche übersetzt von Johann Joachim Eschenburg (1777). Die vorliegende Übersetzung stammt von Dorothea Tieck. Erstdruck in: Shakspeare's dramatische Werke. Übersetzt von August Wilhelm Schlegel. Ergänzt und erläutert von Ludwig Tieck, Bd. 9, Berlin (Georg Andreas Reimer) 1832. Vollständige Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2015. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: William Shakespeare: Sämtliche Werke in vier Bänden. Band 2, Herausgegeben von Anselm Schlösser. Berlin: Aufbau, 1975. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Willi, Tim Tempelhofer, 2015. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 11 pt.
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Zur Theorie der Sprechakte

(How to do things with words)

Author: John Langshaw Austin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783150093962

Category: Language and languages

Page: 213

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International law

Author: Alan Vaughan Lowe

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199268849

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 298

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Of all legal subjects, international law is at once the most richly varied and arguably the least understood, even by lawyers. For the past two decades it has been the focus of intense analysis by legal philosophers, international relations specialists, linguists, professional lawyers, historians, economists, and political scientists, as well as those who study, teach, and practice the discipline. Yet, the realities of international trade and communication mean that regulations in one State often directly affect matters within others. In the established tradition of the Clarendon Law Series, International Law is both an introduction to the subject and a critical consideration of its central themes and debates. The book explores the scope and function of international law, and explains how it helps to underpin our international political and economic systems. It then goes on to examine the wider theoretical implications of international law's role in modern society, including issues such as the independence of states, limits of national freedom of choice, human rights, and international crime.
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Der Begriff des Rechts

Author: Herbert L. A. Hart

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518296097

Category: Jurisprudence

Page: 395

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The concept of legal competence

an essay in conceptual analysis

Author: Torben Spaak

Publisher: Dartmouth Pub Co

ISBN: 9781855215498

Category: Law

Page: 201

View: 1817

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Landmark Cases in Family Law

Author: Stephen Gilmore,Jonathan Herring,Rebecca Probert

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847317871

Category: Law

Page: 330

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There are a number of important (landmark) cases in the development of Family Law in England and Wales that deserve detailed examination and lend themselves particularly well to historical examination. Family law cases tend to raise highly controversial issues, often on striking facts, frequently provoking wider social debate and/or extensive publicity. Consequently, the landmark cases chosen for this collection provide considerable scope, not only for doctrinal analysis and explanation of the importance and impact of the decisions, but also for in-depth examination of the social or policy developments that influenced them. The stories behind the cases provide a fascinating insight into the complexities of family life and the drama that can be found in the family courts. In recent years, Family Law has seen enormous changes in law's engagement with the notion of 'family', with the enactment, for example, of the Civil Partnership Act 2004, the Gender Recognition Act 2004 and, more recently, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008. As we begin to move forward into the new millennium, this is an excellent time to engage in detailed analyses and 'stock-taking' of the landmark decisions, many of which were decided in the 1970s, and which have shaped modern Family Law. This book provides a series of in-depth studies of the key leading cases, and will be of interest to students and lecturers alike.
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Interpretation and legal theory

Author: Andrei Marmor

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 193

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The claim that legal theory is best viewed in the light of a theory of interpretation is subjected here to comprehensive and critical examination. Since the interpretative theories of law call into question the main tenets of legal positivism, in method as well as in substance, Interpretation and Legal Theory sets out to re-examine legal positivism in the light of this interpretative challenge. The author argues that a theory of interpretation, adequately construed, does not undermine the main tenets of legal positivism, as its critics maintain. A general analysis of the concept of interpretation is followed by a comprehensive criticism of Professor R. M. Dworkin's highly influential theory of interpretation, plus a criticism of the semantic approach to jurisprudence which is often thought to be its main rival. The second part of the book offers an alternative theory of interpretation in law which is based on the communication model. It is shown that the standard objections to this model have rested on serious misunderstandings. The theory of interpretation offered here is then brought to bear in defence of some of the more problematic and controversial tenets of legal positivism. Legal positivists are criticized for being committed to an untenable distinction between 'easy' and 'hard' cases. Having explained the ways in which this is the for legal positivism, the author offers a defence based on considerations drawn from the philosophy of language, particularly Wittgensteins's analysis of rule following. Finally, the author considers the age-old question of the role of legislative intent in statutory interpretation, and argues that a very limited form of deference to legislativeintents can be derived from the very same considerations which justify one's compliance with an authority's directives in the first place. The discussion throughout is guided by the thesis that interpretation is an exception to the standard understanding of language and communication, as it pertains only to those aspects of understanding which are underdetermined by rules or conventions. Interpretation and Legal Theory follows the tradition of analytical jurisprudence, and at the same time, combines philosophical arguments from the philosophy of language, aesthetics, and moral and political theory.
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Philosophy of Private Law

Author: William Lucy

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 444

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On what basis does tort law hold us responsible to those who suffer as a result of our carelessness? Why, when we breach our contracts, should we make good the losses of those with whom we contracted? In what sense are our torts and our breaches of contract 'wrongs'? These two branches of private law have for centuries provided philosophers and jurists with grounds for puzzlement. This book provides an outline of, and intervention in, contemporary jurisprudential debates about the natureand foundation of liability in private law. After outlining the realm of the philosophy of private law, the book divides into two. Part I examines the various components of liability responsibility in private law, including the notions of basic responsibility, conduct, causation and wrongfulness. Part II considers arguments purporting to show that private law does and should embody a conception of either distributive or corrective justice or some combination of the two. Throughout the booka number of distinctions - between conceptual and normative argument, between jurisprudential 'theory' and private law 'practice', between legal obligation and moral obligation - are analyzed, the aim being to give students an informed grasp of both the limits and possibilities of the philosophy of private law.
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Oñati proceedings

Author: Oñati International Institute for the Sociology of Law

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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