Critical Legal Positivism

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Ashgate, 2002 - Law - 349 pages
This scholarly treatise develops a critical version of legal positivism as the basis for modern legal scholarship. The author develops an alternative to the traditional legal positivism of Hans Kelsen and H.L.A. Hart giving an account of how modern positive law can solve the problem of its limits and criteria of legitimacy.

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Modern Law and its Problems
the Formal Rationality of Modern Law
the Rationality of the Norm

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Kaarlo Tuori is Professor of Jurisprudence and Academy Professor at the University of Helsinki. He is formerly vice president of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe and serves as a consulting expert on the Constitutional Law Committee at the Finnish Parliament.

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