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The Concept of a Legal System : An Introduction to the Theory of a Legal System - Joseph Raz

The Concept of a Legal System

An Introduction to the Theory of a Legal System

Paperback Published: 17th July 1980
ISBN: 9780198253631
Number Of Pages: 256

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What does it mean to assert or deny the existence of a legal system? How can one determine whether a given law belongs to a certain legal system? What kind of structure do these systems have, that is--what necessary relations obtain between their laws? The examination of these problems in this volume leads to a new approach to traditional jurisprudential question, though the conclusions are based on a critical appraisal, particularly those of Bentham, Austin, Kelsen, and Hart.

Prefacep. v
Abbreviationsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Austin's Theory of Legal Systemp. 5
Austin's Theory: Criticismp. 27
Elements of a Theory of Normsp. 44
on the Individuation of Lawsp. 70
Kelsen's Theory of Legal Systemp. 93
Legal Systems as Systems of Normsp. 121
Legal Systems as Systems of Lawsp. 168
the Identity of Legal Systemsp. 187
on the Existence of Legal Systemsp. 203
Postscript Sources, Normativity, and Individuation1p. 209
Bibliographyp. 239
Indexp. 243
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ISBN: 9780198253631
ISBN-10: 019825363X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 17th July 1980
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.7 x 13.5  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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