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Legal Theory (6th Edition)

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Red Globe Press

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Macmillan Law Masters

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23 August 2012

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Why do some rules have the status of law while others do not? Is law simply a matter of rules anyway? What is justice? Legal Theory asks questions such as these and explains some of the answers that legal theorists have...

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Why do some rules have the status of law while others do not? Is law simply a matter of rules anyway? What is justice? Legal Theory asks questions such as these and explains some of the answers that legal theorists have given over the ages, from Ancient Greece to the present day.

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Compact yet comprehensive
Highly readable approach addresses the complexities of the subject in an accessible manner
End-of-chapter summaries clearly and logically break down the key elements

The Nature of Legal Theory: From Laws to Law
An Overview of the Relationship between Law and Morality
The Natural Law Tradition
English Analytical Positivism
Kelsen's Hierarchy of Norms
The Revival of Natural Law: Fuller and Finnis
Policies, Principles, Rights and Interpretation: Dworkin's Theory of Law
American Realism
Critical Perspectives on Law
Theories of Justice
Law and Morality.
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IAN MCLEOD is Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Stirling, UK. Following professional experience as a local government lawyer and a prosecuting solicitor, he specialized in teaching Legal Theory, Legal Method and Public Law. He is the author of Legal Method, Key Concepts in Law and (with Simon Askey) Studying Law, all published by Palgrave Macmillan.

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IAN MCLEOD is Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Stirling, UK. Following professional experience as a local government lawyer and a prosecuting solicitor, he specialized in teaching Legal Theory, Legal Method and Public Law. He is the author of Legal Method, Key Concepts in Law and (with Simon Askey) Studying Law, all published by Palgrave Macmillan.

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