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Understanding Jurisprudence
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UNDERSTANDING JURISPRUDENCE

EBOOK BY WACKS, RAYMOND;
ISBN
9780191068621
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EDITION
4TH REVISED EDITION
PUBLISHER
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
IMPRINT
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
FORMAT
EBOOK
PAGES
400 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
15 JAN 2015

DESCRIPTION

With a clear, engaging, and informal style, Understanding Jurisprudence is the perfect guide for students new to legal theory looking for a handy and stimulating starting point to this sometimes daunting subject. Key theories and theorists are introduced in a compact and practicable format, offering an accessible account of the central ideas without oversimplification. Further reading suggestions are included throughout, helping students to structure their research and navigate the jurisprudences extensive literature. Critical questions are also included in each chapter, to encourage students to think analytically about the law and legal theory, and the numerous debates that it generates. Professor Wacks is an experienced teacher of jurisprudence and excels in providing a concise, student-friendly introduction to the subject, without avoiding the subtleties of this fascinating discipline. An extensive Online Resource Centre also accompanies this text (www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/orc/wacks4e/) and includes the following resources to support your studies: - Author analysis of topical controversies such as political debates and current legal problems- Interactive self-test glossary of key terms - Additional chapters on approaching the study of jurisprudence, including revision and examination tips- Further reading suggestions, including links to relevant and recent journal articles- Self-test questions on the key ideas from each chapter, with instant feedback

CONTENTS

1. What's it all about? ; 2. Natural law and morality ; 3. Classical legal positivism ; 4. Modern legal positivism ; 5. Dworkin and the moral integrity of law ; 6. Legal realism ; 7. Law and social theory ; 8. Historical and anthropological jurisprudence ; 9. Theories of justice ; 10. Rights ; 11. Why obey the law? ; 12. Why punish? ; 13. Critical legal theory ; 14. Feminist and critical race theory ; 15. Jurisprudence understood?