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Introduction to the Problems of Legal Theory : A Translation of the First Edition of the Reine Rechtslehre or Pure Theory of Law - Hans Kelsen

Introduction to the Problems of Legal Theory

A Translation of the First Edition of the Reine Rechtslehre or Pure Theory of Law

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Published: 30th April 1992
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Kelsen published this short treatise in 1934, when the neo-Kantian influence on his work was at its zenith. An earlier "constructivist" phase, evident in his Habilitationsschrift of 1911, had been displaced over the course of the following decade by his effort, albeit in fits and starts, to provide something approximating a neo-Kantian foundation for his theory. If this second, neo-Kantian phase represents the Pure Theory of Law in its most characteristic form, then the present treatise may well be its central text, and of Kelsen's many statements of the Pure Theory, this one is surely the most accessible.
Topics include the legal norm and Kelsen's normativity thesis, law and morality, the role of ideology, the concept of the legal person, the legal system and hierarchical structure, legal interpretation, the identity of law and state, and the theory of international law. Among the appendices to the volume is an annotated bibliography of secondary literature on Kelsen.

Translators' Prefacep. v
Abbreviationsp. xv
Introductionp. xvii
Author's Prefacep. 1
Law and Naturep. 7
Law and Moralityp. 15
the Concept of Law and the Doctrine of the Reconstructed Legal Normp. 21
Overcoming the Dualism of Legal Theoryp. 37
the Legal System and Its Hierarchical Structurep. 55
Interpretationp. 77
the Methods of Creating Lawp. 91
Law and Statep. 97
Ixp. 107
Supplementary Notesp. 127
Biographical Outlinep. 139
Short Annotated Bibliography of Secondary Literature in Englishp. 145
Index of Namesp. 155
Index of Subjectsp. 159
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ISBN: 9780198255680
ISBN-10: 0198255683
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 214
Published: 30th April 1992
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.39