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  • Who's Afraid of a European Constitution?by Neil MacCormick

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 10.49

    In this short but authoritative book, the nature and purpose of the European Constitution are explained by someone involved in its preparation. The author discusses how it was drafted, and tackles some much debated questions: whether it promises any enhancement of democracy in the EU, whether it implies that the EU is becoming a superstate, and whether... more...

  • Practical Reason in Law and Moralityby Neil MacCormick

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 39.99

    This book offers a clear account of the philosophy of practical reason in ethics and legal theory. It explains how reasons relate to actions, the nature of values and their relation to reasons, and the relation of morality to legal reasoning. It provides an ideal introduction to these issues for students of moral philosophy and jurisprudence. more...

  • Institutions of Lawby Neil MacCormick

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 45.99

    Institutions of Law presents the definitive statement of Sir Neil MacCormick's celebrated 'institutional' theory of law, defining law as 'institutional normative order' and explaining each of these three terms in depth. It provides a fresh and engaging introduction to legal theory, ideal for students new to the subject. more...

  • Rhetoric and The Rule of Lawby Neil MacCormick

    OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 46.99

    Can the arguments of lawyers be rationally persuasive even if logically inconclusive? If not what becomes of the supposed security of living under the rule of law? This book answers these issues by offering a theory of legal reasoning and interpretation that addresses central problems in understanding the nature of law and the value of legality. more...

  • The Flag in the Windby John MacCormick; Neil MacCormick; Ian R. Hamilton

    Birlinn 2013; US$ 10.99

    Born in Glasgow in 1904, Dr John MacCormick studied law at Glasgow University and was one of the chief founding members of the National Party of Scotland in 1928 and, with the merger of the NPS and the Scottish Party, of the Scottish National Party in 1934. In 1942, he left the SNP and was instrumental in the forming the Scottish Convention which went... more...

  • Interpreting Statutesby D. Neil MacCormick; Robert S. Summers

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book is a work of outstanding importance for scholars of comparative law and jurisprudence and for lawyers engaged in EC law or other international forms of practice. It reviews, compares and analyses the practice of interpretation in nine countries representing Europe as well as the US and Argentina in common and civil law; it also explores... more...

  • Interpreting Precedentsby D. Neil MacCormick; Robert S. Summers; Arthur L. Goodhart

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book contains a series of essays discussing the uses of precedent as a source of law and a basis for legal arguments in nine different legal systems, representing a variety of legal traditions. Precedent is fundamental to law, yet theoretical and ideological as well as legal considerations lead to its being differently handled and rationalised... more...

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