Author: James Penner,N. D. White,H. McCoubrey,Emmanuel Melissaris

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199584346

Category: Law

Page: 279

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Fully updated and revised by James Penner and Emmanuel Melissaris, McCoubrey & White's Textbook on Jurisprudence clearly breaks down the complexities of this often daunting yet fascinating subject. Sophisticated ideas are explained concisely and with clarity, ensuring the reader is aware of the subtleties of the subject yet not overwhelmed. With chapters dedicated to both key concepts and leading theorists, this text takes a wide-ranging look at jurisprudence and places central ideas in context. In particular this text centres around one of the leading theorists, H.L.A Hart, and considers the landscape of jurisprudence in relation to his seminal The Concept of Law, looking at the key ideas which influenced him and considering the response to his work. Coverage of post-modern and feminist legal theory is also included, alongside discussion of key theorists such as Hobbes, Kant, and Rawls. Logically organised to support the topics commonly taught on jurisprudence and legal theory courses, this text provides an easy-to-follow and digestible account of this wide-ranging subject, making it the ideal companion text for further reading and research throughout your course.
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Author: H. McCoubrey,N. D. White

Publisher: Blackstone Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 335

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Students of jurisprudence often approach this complex subject with a sense of fear. This book provides a clear user friendly analysis of the major theories and controversies of jurisprudence. Whilst the subject is presented in sufficient detail for the student to gain an accurate understanding, they will not be left feeling confused and bewildered. The book starts by examining the nature of jurisprudence, then goes on to outline the content, implications and problems of the major legal theories. This third edition has been expanded to include material on Islamic jurisprudence and postmodern legal theory.
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An Introduction to Legal Theory

Author: Raymond Wacks

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198806019

Category: Jurisprudence

Page: 407

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Written with students in mind, Professor Raymond Wacks brings legal theory to life through his lucid and entertaining style. The author has crafted a manageable guide, balancing concise introductions to the key theorists and core issues such as punishment and rights without ignoring thesubtleties of the subject. Seminal quotes from leading scholars are included to help students recognise the impact of their work, while extensive further reading suggestions at the end of each chapter invite students to explore the broad range of literature available on central topics. Each chapter concludes with a series ofcritical questions designed to encourage reader to think analytically about the law and the key debates which surround it. This book is accompanied by online resources which includes multiple-choice questions with instant feedback to give students the chance to test their understanding.
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Author: Raymond Wacks

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191510637

Category: Law

Page: 152

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The concept of law lies at the heart of our social and political life. Legal philosophy, or jurisprudence, explores the notion of law and its role in society, illuminating its meaning and its relation to the universal questions of justice, rights, and morality. In this Very Short Introduction Raymond Wacks analyses the nature and purpose of the legal system, and the practice by courts, lawyers, and judges. Wacks reveals the intriguing and challenging nature of legal philosophy with clarity and enthusiasm, providing an enlightening guide to the central questions of legal theory. In this revised edition Wacks makes a number of updates including new material on legal realism, changes to the approach to the analysis of law and legal theory, and updates to historical and anthropological jurisprudence. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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Introducing Jurisprudence

Author: Jeffrey Brand

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1623568897

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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Organized around specific questions, theses and arguments, Philosophy of Law: Introducing Jurisprudence helps students get to grips with the fascinating yet often complex realm of legal philosophy. This comprehensive introduction explores fundamental questions about legal systems, legal reasoning, and legal concepts, covering a wide range of topics in jurisprudence including: • Liability • Punishment • Causation • Discretion • Precedent • Constitutional disobedience • The rule of law Packed with boxed case studies, chapter discussion questions, guides to further reading, a glossary of key terms and online resources for lecturers and students, Jeffrey Brand guides the reader through ideas in an accessible way. Philosophy of Law is ideal for use as a core textbook or as a companion to a set of primary sources.
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Author: Paul du Plessis

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198736223

Category: Law

Page: 440

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Borkowski's Textbook on Roman Law is the leading textbook in the field of Roman law, and has been written with undergraduate students firmly in mind. The book provides an accessible and highly engaging account of Roman private law and civil procedure, with coverage of all key topics, including the Roman legal system, and the law of persons, property, and obligations. The author sets the law in its social and historical context, and demonstrates the impact of Roman law on our modern legal systems. For the fifth edition, Paul du Plessis has included references to a wide range of scholarly texts, to ground his judicious account of Roman law firmly in contemporary scholarship. He has also added examples from legal practice, as well as truncated timelines at the start of each chapter to illustrate how the law developed over time. The book contains a wealth of learning features, including chapter summaries, diagrams and maps. A major feature of the book is the inclusion throughout of extracts in translation from the most important sources of Roman law: the Digest and the Institutes of Justinian. Annotated further reading sections at the end of each chapter act as a guide to further enquiry. Online Resource Centre The book is accompanied by an extensive Online Resource Centre, containing the following resources: -Self-test multiple choice questions -Interactive timeline -Biographies of key figures -Glossary of Latin terms -Annotated web links -Original Latin versions of the extracts from the Digest and the Institutes of Justinian -Examples of textual analysis of Roman law texts -Guide to the literature and sources of Roman law
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Author: David T. Wellman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521458108

Category: Social Science

Page: 270

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First published in 1977, this book advanced a distinctively sociological theory of racism. In this revised edition the theoretical perspective is updated.
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Author: David Brooke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317563573

Category:

Page: 276

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Routledge Q&As give you the tools to practice and refine your exam technique, showing you how to apply your knowledge to maximum effect in assessment. Each book contains essay and problem-based questions on the most commonly examined topics, complete with expert guidance and model answers that help you to: Plan your revision and know what examiners are looking for: Introducing how best to approach revision in each subject Identifying and explaining the main elements of each question, and providing marker annotation to show how examiners will read your answer Understand and remember the law: Using memorable diagram overviews for each answer to demonstrate how the law fits together and how best to structure your answer Gain marks and understand areas of debate: Providing revision tips and advice to help you aim higher in essays and exams Highlighting areas that are contentious and on which you will need to form an opinion Avoid common errors: Identifying common pitfalls students encounter in class and in assessment The series is supported by an online resource that allows you to test your progress during the run-up to exams. Features include: multiple choice questions, bonus Q&As and podcasts.
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Author: Peter Leyland,Gordon Anthony

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198713053

Category:

Page: 544

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The eighth edition of Textbook on Administrative Law has been substantially revised and updated to provide a concise and topical account of this fast-moving area of law. The guiding theme of this acclaimed textbook is how accountability is achieved through a 'grievance chain' comprising Parliament, informal methods of dispute resolution, ombudsmen, tribunals, and, particularly, by the courts through judicial review. This edition remains as accessible as ever, fully exploring the core areas of the subject and setting them in a contextual framework. In addition to wide-spread recognition as an invaluable core text for LLB and GDL students, Textbook on Administrative Law is a stimulating introduction for postgraduates and for non-law undergraduates with an interest in the field. The book is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre providing a wide range of extra resources to further support students in their studies, including: - Updates in constitutional and administrative law - An extensive range of web links - An interactive timeline of significant public law events throughout history - 'Oxford News Now'- a live feed on topical public law issues, sourced from news websites such as the BBC and Guardian
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Author: Pamela R Ferguson

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748695834

Category: Law

Page: 700

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Scots Criminal Law "e; A Critical Analysis provides a clear statement of the current law for students and practitioners, with a theoretical and critical focus. This new edition has been updated to reflect changes in the law since the first edition publishe
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Themes and Concepts

Author: Scott Veitch,Emilios Christodoulidis,Marco Goldoni

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317749200

Category: Law

Page: 392

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Jurisprudence: Themes and Concepts offers an original introduction to, and critical analysis of, the central themes studied in jurisprudence courses. The book is presented in three parts: the first two contain general themes with corresponding tutorial questions, and the third part contains advanced topics. Each chapter gives guidance on further reading. Accessible, interdisciplinary, and socially informed, this book has been revised to take into account the latest developments in jurisprudential scholarship.
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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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Author: Simon Honeyball

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019963985X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 544

View: 1363

"Honeyball and Bowers' Textbook on Employment Law is a concise yet analytical and contextual introduction to this fascinating area of the law. Accessible by virtue of its succinct style and clear layout, yet challenging and critical, the eleventh edition of this book is suitable for students on law and business degree courses, as well as anyone else engaged in the study of employment law. Beginning with a historical perspective and explanation of how and why the law has developed as it has, Simon Honeyball goes on to explore what the law actually is, and the practical and theoretical issues raised by its study and application. The book contains cross referencing to Cases and Materials on Employment Law by Painter & Holmes ensuring that these two titles continue to complement one another providing the perfect blend of textbook analysis and the most up-to-date cases and materials. Online Resource Centre This book is accompanied by and Online Resource Centre containing weblinks and author podcasts helping to keep track of developments post publication"--Provided by publisher.
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Author: Sarah Wilson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198726252

Category: Equity

Page: 536

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Now in its twelfth edition, Todd & Wilson's Textbook on Trusts & Equity continues to strike the balance between introductory and more challenging texts. Carefully written with the student in mind, the text provides an accessible, yet intellectually stimulating, introduction to the subject. Sarah Wilson excels at writing in a clear and enthusiastic way, enlightening the more complex issues of trusts law without undue simplifications. The book is structured to reflect the content of a typical LLB course, and offers in-depth coverage of trusts law. Students are encouraged to critically engage with the material through real-life examples, key scholarship and current contextual and theoretical perspectives, including related commercial settings. Todd & Wilson's Textbook on Trusts & Equity engages with wider considerations, drawn from trusts scholarship and beyond, to provide an analysis of the subject which is not only rounded, but also designed to be stimulating and revelatory. Rigorously revised every two years, this book can be relied upon as one of the most up-to-date trusts texts available.
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Author: Rhona K. M. Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198746210

Category: Law

Page: 456

View: 8840

Textbook on International Human Rights provides a concise introduction for students new to the subject. Clearly written and broad in scope, this popular text gives a concise introduction to international human rights, including regional systems of protection and the key substantive rights. The author skilfully guides students through the complexities of the subject, making it accessible to those withlittle or no prior legal knowledge. Key cases and areas of debate are highlighted throughout, and a wealth of references to cases and further readings provided at the end of each chapter. Online Resource CentreThis book is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre, which contains links to the full cases referenced at the end of each chapter as well as a list of annotated web links to aid further study.
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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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Author: Hans Kelsen

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520036925

Category: Law

Page: 356

View: 6355

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studies in jurisprudence and political theory

Author: Herbert Lionel Adolphus Hart

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 1082

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Author: Sarah Wilson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019966319X

Category: Law

Page: 478

View: 879

Written in an enthusiastic and student-friendly style, Todd & Wilson's Textbook on Trusts explains the basic principles and rules of trusts law in a clear and unintimidating way. The book delivers focused, intellectually stimulating content, and gives in-depth coverage of the key areas taught on the undergraduate course.
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