Introduction to jurisprudence and legal theory: commentary and materials
This book provides an accessible introduction to jurisprudence and legal theory. It sets out a course of study that offers a highly effective series of introductions into a wide variety of theories and theoretical perspectives, from traditional approaches such as Natural Law to modern onessuch as Feminist Theory, Economic Analysis of Law and Foucault and Law, _ The book is designed for students of jurisprudence and legal theory, but it will also assist those studying law and legal systems within courses on Political Science, Philosophy and Sociology.
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The Evolution of Natural Law
Debating with Natural Law the Emergence of Legal Positivism
Modern Positivism H L A Hart and Analytical Jurisprudence
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