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Jurisprudence Suri Ratnapala (University of Queensland)

Jurisprudence By Suri Ratnapala (University of Queensland)

Jurisprudence by Suri Ratnapala (University of Queensland)


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Offers a logically structured, comprehensive, well-researched and accessible overview of legal theory and philosophy. Written primarily for undergraduate students, this text examines and demystifies the discipline's major ideas, and promotes a richer understanding of the social, moral and economic dimensions of the law.

Jurisprudence Summary

Jurisprudence by Suri Ratnapala (University of Queensland)

The third edition of Jurisprudence offers a logically structured, comprehensive, well-researched and accessible overview of legal theory and philosophy. Written primarily for undergraduate students, it examines and demystifies the discipline's major ideas, and promotes a richer understanding of the social, moral and economic dimensions of the law. By locating the major traditions of jurisprudence within the history of ideas, the author deepens students' understanding of the perennial debates about the nature and function of law and its relation to justice. Fully revised and updated, with new materials on all topics, Suri Ratnapala's Jurisprudence remains an essential text for students and researchers of jurisprudence and legal theory.

About Suri Ratnapala (University of Queensland)

Suri Ratnapala has taught jurisprudence, constitutional law and constitutional political economy for thirty years, principally at the University of Queensland but also occasionally at universities in the US, UK, Germany, Italy and the Czech Republic. He held the Chair of Public Law at the TC Beirne School of Law until his retirement in 2015. Ratnapala's postgraduate teaching has included the supervision of a large number of successful Ph.D. students. The value of his contributions has been recognised through a number of international awards and fellowships including a Sir Anthony Fisher Memorial Award, a John Templeton Foundation Award and a Centenary of Australian Federation Medal. In 2012, he was invited to become a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law. The Academy invites only 'persons of exceptional distinction in the discipline of law who are demonstrably committed to the objects of the Academy'. His book Welfare State or Constitutional State (1990) won the Sir Anthony Fisher Award. Suri Ratnapala is a co-author and contributing editor of a number of other books.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; Part I. Law As It Is: 2. British legal positivism: philosophical roots and command theories; 3. Herbert Hart's new beginning and new questions; 4. Germanic legal positivism: Hans Kelsen's quest for the pure theory of law; 5. Realism in legal theory; Part II. Law and Morality: 6. Natural law tradition from antiquity to the Enlightenment; 7. John Finnis' restatement of classical natural law; 8. Separation of law and morality; Part III. Social Dimensions of Law: 9. Sociological jurisprudence and sociology of law; 10. Radical jurisprudence: challenges to liberal legal theory; 11. Economic analysis of law; 12. Evolutionary jurisprudence; Part IV. Rights and Justice: 13. Fundamental legal conceptions: the building blocks of legal norms; 14. Justice.

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NGR9781316621172
9781316621172
1316621170
Jurisprudence by Suri Ratnapala (University of Queensland)
New
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
2017-08-08
470
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