The Concept of Law

Author: HLA Hart,Herbert Lionel Adolphus Hart,Joseph Raz,Leslie Green,Penelope A. Bulloch

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199644705

Category: Law

Page: 333

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The Concept of Law is one of the most influential texts in English-language jurisprudence. 50 years after its first publication its relevance has not diminished and in this third edition, Leslie Green adds an introduction that places the book in a contemporary context, highlighting key questions about Hart's arguments and outlining the main debates it has prompted in the field. The complete text of the second edition is replicated here, including Hart'sPostscript, with fully updated notes to include modern references and further reading.
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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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International Law

Author: Vaughan Lowe

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199230838

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 298

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"It covers all the main areas of International Law, such as International Economic Law, International Environmental Law, and the ways International Law deals with different types of armed conflict. It also concludes with a short chapter examining the prospects for International Law."--BOOK JACKET.
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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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Law in Modern Society

Author: Denis Galligan

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191018864

Category: Law

Page: 400

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Providing an introduction to law in modern society, D. J. Galligan considers how legal theory, and particularly H. L. A 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 influences 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 M. Weber, E. Durkheim, and N. Luhmann. Galligan's approach is guided by two main ideas: that the law is a social formation with its own character and features, and that at the same time it interacts with, and is affected by, other aspects of society. In analysing these two ideas, Galligan develops a general framework for law and society within which he considers various aspects including: the nature of social rules and the concept of law as a system of rules; whether law has particular social functions and how legal orders run in parallel; the place of coercion; the characteristic form of modern law and the social conditions that support it; implementation and compliance; and what happens when laws are used to change society. Law in Modern Society encourages legal scholars to consider the law as an expression of social relations, examining the connections and tensions between the positive law of modern society and the spontaneous relations they often try to direct or change.
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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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Natural Law and Natural Rights

Author: John Finnis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199599130

Category: Law

Page: 494

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Natural Law and Natural Rights is widely recognised as a seminal contribution to the philosophy of law, and an essential reference point for all students of the subject. This new edition includes a substantial postscript by the author responding to thirty years of comment, criticism, and further work in the field.
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The Idea of Arbitration

Author: Jan Paulsson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199564167

Category: Law

Page: 309

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Providing a theoretical examination of the concept of arbitration, this book explores the place of arbitration in the legal process and examines the ethical challenges to arbitral authority and its moral hazards.
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Law and Gender

Author: Joanne Conaghan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199592926

Category: Law

Page: 253

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This book explores the relationship between law and gender and in particular the relevance of gendered analyses to conceptions of law and legal theory. The book considers why gender is thought to be formally irrelevant to law notwithstanding its centrality as a key category of social organization. The focus of the book includes analyses of case law, consideration of the historical role of gender in law, the relevance of gender to modern jurisprudence and agendered interrogation of ideas of legal reason. The book will be of interest to anyone engaged with questions of law and legal theory and will also be of relevance to scholars and students in the fieldsgender, sexuality and feminism.
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