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- Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 129.99
When a legal rule requires us to drive on the right, notarize our wills, or refrain from selling bootleg liquor, how are we to describe and understand that requirement? In particular, how does the logical form of such a requirement relate to the logical form of other requirements, such as moral requirements, or the requirements of logic itself? When... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 53.00
Professor Jenkins develops a systematic theory of the origins, the ends, and the functions of law. He then applies this theory to the problems that law encounters and the conditions that it must satisfy if it is to be an effective force in society. Originally published in 1980. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology... more...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99
The Path of the Law is a short essay by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., an American jurist who served on the Supreme Court of the United States from 1902 to 1932. A cornerstone of his jurisprudential philosophy was the prediction theory of law, believing the law should be defined specifically as a prediction of how the courts work. In The Path of the Law... more...
- Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014; US$ 50.25
Die postmoderne Rechtstheorie zeigt in unerbittlicher Konsequenz, dass Sprache nicht über sich selbst hinausweisen kann, weshalb ?die? Bedeutung des Gesetzes, ?der? Normzweck oder ?die? Rechtsprinzipien als Gegenstände des Rechtsdiskurses und Maßstab für die Vertretbarkeit juristischer Aussagen unverfügbar sind. Dieser Essay untersucht die... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00
This provocative and powerful book provides a critical review of Britain's criminal justice process through its practices, culture and traditions, revealing a landscape in ruins under the dominance of State-induced Guilty Pleas. Against a backdrop of a dysfunctional criminal justice system, the authors bring an avalanche of legal and empirical... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95
Explains and describes the ways that language use in the legal system can create inequality and disadvantage. It examines the three main areas where the two intersect: the central issue of the language of the law; the disadvantage which language can impose before the law, and forensic linguistics - the use of linguistic evidence in legal processes.... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 144.95
From the ancient beginnings of Western legal tradition, law has been conceived as traversed by a fundamental tension between power (will) and reason. This volume examines the tension between these two poles in modern law, building on the views of distinctive features of the ideal-typical mature modern legal system that was previously presented in the... more...
- United Nations University Press 2010; US$ 36.00
At the end of the 20th century, and at the dawn of the 21st, the United Nations was tasked with the administration of justice in territories placed under its executive authority, an undertaking for which there was no established precedent or doctrine. Examining the UNs legal and judicial reform efforts in Kosovo and East Timor, this volume argues... more...