Law in Modern Society

Law in Modern Society

The concept of law as a distinct social phenomenon is examined through reference to, and analysis of, the work of prominent legal and social theorists, in particular M. Weber, E. Durkheim, and N. Luhmann.

Author: Denis James Galligan

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199291837

Category: Law

Page: 380

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Galligan considers how legal theory, and particularly Hart's The Concept of Law, has developed the idea of law as a highly developed social system, which has a distinctive character and structure, and which shapes and influence's people's behaviour. The concept of law as a distinct social phenomenon is examined through reference to and analysis of the work of prominent legal and social theorists, in particular Weber, Durkheim, and Luhmann.
Categories: Law

The Concept of Law

The Concept of Law

This third edition features a new introduction by Leslie Green, looking at Hart's work from the perspective of modern jurisprudence.

Author: HLA Hart

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199644698

Category: Law

Page: 390

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Fifty years on from its first publication, The Concept of Law is still the starting point for the study of legal philosophy and is widely heralded as a classic work of modern philosophy. This third edition features a new introduction by Leslie Green, looking at Hart's work from the perspective of modern jurisprudence.
Categories: Law

An Introduction to the Law of Trusts

An Introduction to the Law of Trusts

CLARENDON LAW SERIES AN INTRODUCTION TO THE LAW OF TRUSTS THIRD EDITION SIMON ... DAVIES AND MARK FREEDLAND Land Law ELIZABETH COOKE Playing by the Rules FREDERICK SCHAUER Law in Modern Society DENIS GALLIGAN Precedent in English Law ...

Author: Simon Gardner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199545742

Category: Law

Page: 386

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This text provides a concise and analytical overview of the English law of trusts, drawing out especially this area's underlying concerns and suggesting ways in which the rules can be explained and evaluated.
Categories: Law

Competition Law and Antitrust

Competition Law and Antitrust

CLARENDON LAW SERIES 3 ... Policies and Perceptions of Insurance Law in the Twenty - First Century ( 2nd edition ) MALCOLM CLARKE Philosophy of Private Law WILLIAM LUCY Law in Modern Society DENIS GALLIGAN An Introduction to Tort Law ...

Author: David J. Gerber

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191040931

Category: Law

Page: 224

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Competition, or Antitrust, law is now a global phenomenon. It operates in more than 100 countries and the relationships among competition law systems are often complex and opaque. Competition law is also new to many countries, which creates uncertainty about how decisions will be made in these jurisdictions. This makes it critically important to understand both the similarities and differences among the systems and the relationships between them. A succinct introduction, this title breaks down the complicated and foreboding topic of competition law. Divided into four parts, this book covers the elements of competition laws, its decisions, targets, and globalization and the future of competition law. It also provides global context by looking at competition law in the US, Europe, and growing markets like Asia and Latin America. This title covers the most pressing issues of competition law in an informative and concise way. Drawing on his lifetime of global experience and research, David J. Gerber's Competition Law and Antitrust is an essential tool for anyone interested in competition or antitrust law.
Categories: Law

Philosophy of Private Law

Philosophy of Private Law

CLARENDON LAW SERIES PRIVATE LAW WILLIAM LUCY School of Law, University of Manchester ... An Introduction to Tort Law ( 2nd edition ) By TONY WEIR Land Law By ELIZABETH COOKE Law in Modern Society By D.J. GALLIGAN RUDDEN Introduction to ...

Author: William Lucy

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191581434

Category: Law

Page: 456

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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 nature and 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 book a 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.
Categories: Law

The United Kingdom Constitution

The United Kingdom Constitution

CLARENDON LAW SERIES 3 OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS Great Clarendon Street , Oxford , ... Law WILLIAM LUCY The Idea of Arbitration JAN PAULSSON Law in Modern Society DENIS GALLIGAN The Anthropology of Law FERNANDA PIRIE Law and Gender JOANNE ...

Author: N. W. Barber

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198852315

Category: Law

Page: 401

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This volume is an introduction to the United Kingdom's constitution that recognises its historical, political, and legal dimensions. It pays attention to the revival of the constituent territories of the UK. The constitution is shaped by constitutional principles, including state sovereignty, separation of powers, democracy, and subsidiarity.
Categories: Law

Unjust Enrichment

Unjust Enrichment

This new edition of Unjust Enrichment by the editor of the Clarendon Law Series, is a fully updated, clear and concise account of the law of unjust enrichment.

Author: Peter Birks

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191018855

Category: Law

Page: 360

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This new edition of Unjust Enrichment by the editor of the Clarendon Law Series, is a fully updated, clear and concise account of the law of unjust enrichment. It attempts to move away from the use of obscure terminology inherited from the past. This text is the first book to insist on the switch from restitution to unjust enrichment, from response to event. It organises modern law around five simple questions: Was the defendant enriched? If so, was it at the claimant's expense? If so, was it unjust? The fourth question is then what kind of right the claimant has, and the fifth is whether the defendant has any defences. This second edition was revised and updated by Peter Birks before his death from cancer on 6 July 2004 at the age of 62. It represents the final thinking of the world's leading authority on the subject.
Categories: Law

Islam Modernity Violence and Everyday Life

Islam  Modernity  Violence  and Everyday Life

Nathalie Bernard-Maugiron et al., eds., Egypt and Its Laws, Arab and Islamic Laws Series 22 (Leiden: Kluwar Law ... See, for example, D. J. Galligan, Law in Modern Society (Oxford: Clarendon, 2007), 2, 4, 8, 70–80, 128–30, 213–20.

Author: A. Ahmad

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230619562

Category: Philosophy

Page: 213

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This book offers a better insight into the comparison of Western and Islamic cultures, with studies that address the issues of Islam and modernity, violence in Islamic law and history, and respect for individuals' privacy in Islamic cultures.
Categories: Philosophy

New International Order and International Law

New International Order and International Law

Principles of International Law, 4,h Ed. Clarendon Press. Oxford. 1990. " same above" . ... The United Nations a Global Organization, International Law series. No. 4. 1995. " same above " . ... War and our World. Hutchinson. 1988.

Author: Jalil Kasto

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105063273028

Category: International law

Page: 154

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This is up date book deals with the important issues of international order and the problems which cause challenges to world order which threaten international peace, world stability and co-operation and the non-existence of balance of power which is necessary for world peace. 2002.
Categories: International law

Landmark Cases in Family Law

Landmark Cases in Family Law

He is the author of Children: The Modern Law, 3rd edn (Bristol, Jordans, 2005) and of many articles in the field of ... on family law, and is the author of An Introduction to Family Law (1st and 2nd edns) in the Clarendon Law Series ...

Author: Stephen Gilmore

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781847317872

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.
Categories: Law