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Interpretation and construction of law. Lacunae in law

  • Theory of Legal Principlesby Humberto Avila

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 199.00

    This book examines the distinction between principles and rules so that they can be better understood and applied. It structures the distinction between principles and rules on different foundations than those jurisprudence ordinarily employs. It also proposes a new model to explain the normative species, which includes structured weighing on the... more...

  • Purposive Interpretation in Lawby Aharon Barak; Sari Bashi

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 43.95

    This book presents a comprehensive theory of legal interpretation, by a leading judge and legal theorist. Currently, legal philosophers and jurists apply different theories of interpretation to constitutions, statutes, rules, wills, and contracts. Aharon Barak argues that an alternative approach--purposive interpretation--allows jurists and scholars... more...

  • Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law, Volume 9 (2002-2003)by Eugene Cotran; Martin Lau

    BRILL 2004; US$ 345.00

    Practitioners and academics dealing with the Middle East can turn to the Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law for an instant source of information on the developments over an entire year in the region. The Yearbook covers Islamic and non-Islamic legal subjects, including the laws themselves, of some twenty Arab and other Islamic countries. more...

  • Verweisungen in deutschen Rechtsnormen.by Alfred G. Debus

    Duncker & Humblot 2008; US$ 62.98

    Hauptbeschreibung Verweisungen in deutschen Rechtsnormen werden in der Literatur häufig als problematisch und in einigen Fällen als verfassungsrechtlich unzulässig bewertet. "Verweisungsfreundlicher" ist die dazu bislang aber nur fragmentarisch vorliegende Kasuistik des Bundesverfassungsgerichts. Vor diesem Hintergrund hinterfragt Alfred G. Debus... more...

  • The Nature of Legislative Intentby Richard Ekins

    OUP Oxford 2012; US$ 69.99

    The idea of legislative intent plays a central role in legal interpretation and constitutional theory, yet is repeatedly challenged as being an illusion. Refuting these challenges, this book develops a robust account of how and why legislatures form intentions, and the importance of these intentions to understanding law and parliamentary democracy. more...

  • Die Pflicht zur rahmenbeschlusskonformen Auslegung.by Katrin Först

    Duncker & Humblot 2012; US$ 66.80

    Hauptbeschreibung Anlass der Untersuchung ist das Pupino-Urteil des EuGH, mit welchem der EuGH das Rechtsinstitut der richtlinienkonformen Auslegung auf EU-Rahmenbeschlüsse übertragen hat. An der Schnittstelle von Europarecht, Völkerrecht und Verfassungsrecht analysiert Katrin Först den Geltungsgrund sowie Inhalt und Umfang der Pflicht zur rahmenbeschlusskonformen... more...

  • Law and Objectivityby Kent Greenawalt

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 54.99

    In modern times the idea of the objectivity of law has been undermined by skepticism about legal institutions, disbelief in ideals of unbiased evaluation, and a conviction that language is indeterminate. Greenawalt here considers the validity of such skepticism, examining such questions as: whether the law as it exists provides determinate answers... more...

  • Why the Law Is So Perverseby Leo Katz

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 22.50

    Conundrums, puzzles, and perversities: these are Leo Katz?s stock-in-trade, and in Why the Law Is So Perverse , he focuses on four fundamental features of our legal system, all of which seem to not make sense on some level and to demand explanation. First, legal decisions are essentially made in an either/or fashion?guilty or not guilty, liable... more...

  • Der Parasit der Überzeugungsbildung.by Matthias Kronenberger

    Duncker & Humblot 2010; US$ 49.63

    Hauptbeschreibung Matthias Kronenberger behandelt ein alltägliches Thema der praktischen gerichtlichen Tätigkeit. Er bedient sich hierzu des in der Rechtstheorie und Rechtsphilosophie bisher ungebräuchlichen Schlüsselwortes des Parasiten, mit dem an die grundlegende Arbeit des französischen Mathematikers und Philosophen Michel Serres angeknüpft wird.... more...