Critical Legal Positivism
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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