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McCoubrey and White's Textbook on Jurisprudence James Penner

McCoubrey and White's Textbook on Jurisprudence By James Penner

McCoubrey and White's Textbook on Jurisprudence by James Penner


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This textbook provides an introduction to and analysis of the major theories and controversies of jurisprudence. Starting with an overview of the nature of jurisprudence, then moving on to examine the theories and main protagonists in more detail, it is an ideal text for undergraduate students studying the subject for the first time.

McCoubrey and White's Textbook on Jurisprudence Summary

McCoubrey and White's Textbook on Jurisprudence by James Penner

This textbook provides an introduction to and analysis of the major theories and controversies of jurisprudence. Starting with an overview of the nature of jurisprudence, the author then moves on to examine the content, main protagonists, implications, and problems of the major theories in more detail. In doing so, many of the complexities of jurisprudence are broken down to reveal the fascinating philosophical and academic debates that surround this subject. The admirably clear writing style enables students to gain an appreciation of the many facets of this wide-ranging subject, whilst the new two-colour page layout enhances the user-friendly structure, to allow for easy navigation throughout the text. This is an ideal text for students studying jurisprudence for the first time.

Table of Contents

1. What is jurisprudence?; 2. Classical Natural Law; 3. Classical Legal Positivism: Bentham, Austin, and Kelsen; 4. Legal Realism; 5. Hart: The Critical Project; 6. Hart's Theory of Law; 7. The Natural Law Revival: Fuller and Finnis; 8. Post-Hart Analytical Philosophy of Law: Dworkin and Raz; 9. Marxist Theories of Law; 10. Critical Legal Studies; 11. Postmodern Legal Theory; 12. Feminist Legal Theory; 13. The Economic Analysis of Law; 14. Justice Theory

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GOR003700905
9780199299867
0199299862
McCoubrey and White's Textbook on Jurisprudence by James Penner
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
20080814
288
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