Jurisprudence

Author: Scott Veitch
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136312528
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Jurisprudence: Themes and Concepts offers an original introduction to, and critical analysis of, the central themes studied in jurisprudence courses. The book is presented in three parts each of which contains General Themes, Advanced Topics, tutorial questions and guidance on further reading: Law and Politics, locating the place of law within the study of institutions of government Legal Reasoning, examining the contested nature of the application of law Law in Modernity, exploring the social forces that shape legal development. This second edition includes enhanced discussion of the rise of legal positivism within the context of the rise of the modern state, the changing role of natural and human rights discourse, concepts of justice in and beyond the nation state, the impact of emergency doctrines in contemporary legal regulation, and challenges to the rule of law in light of shifting and competing demands for new types of social solidarity. Accessible, interdisciplinary, and socially informed this book has been revised to take into account the latest developments in jurisprudential scholarship.

Law As A Leap Of Faith

Author: John Gardner
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199695555
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In a series of essays John Gardner has developed distinctive and engaging answers to the central questions of legal philosophy, cutting through the technicalities of the subject to clarify and reinvigorate the main arguments about the nature of law. This volume collects that work to provide a major contribution to the literature on jurisprudence.

Law And The Question Of The Animal

Author: Yoriko Otomo
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415683505
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This book addresses the problem of 'animal life' in terms that go beyond the usual extension of liberal rights to animals. The discourse of animal rights is one that increasingly occupies the political, ethical and intellectual terrain of modern society. But, although the question of the status of animals holds an important place within a range of civil, political and technological disciplines, the issue of rights in relation to animals usually rehearses the familiar perspectives of legal, moral and humanist philosophy. 'Animal law' is fast becoming a topic of significant contemporary interest and discussion. This burgeoning interest has not, however, been matched by renewed inquiry into the jurisprudential frames and methods for the treatment of animals in law, nor the philosophical issue of the 'human' and the 'animal' that lies at law's foundation. Responding to this interest, Law and the Question of the Animal: A Critical Jurisprudence brings together leading and emerging critical legal theorists to address the question of animality in relation to law's foundations, practices and traditions of thought. In so doing, it engages a surprisingly underdeveloped aspect of the moral philosophies of animal rights, namely their juridical register and existence. How does 'animal law' alter our juridical image of personality or personhood? How do the technologies of law intersect with the technologies that invent, create and manage animal life? And how might the ethical, ontological and ceremonial relation between humans and animals be linked to a common source or experience of law?

Law In American History

Author: G. Edward White
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199930988
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In this second installment of G. Edward White's sweeping history of law in America from the colonial era to the present, White, covers the period between 1865-1929, which encompasses Reconstruction, rapid industrialization, a huge influx of immigrants, the rise of Jim Crow, the emergence of an American territorial empire, World War I, and the booming yet xenophobic 1920s. As in the first volume, he connects the evolution of American law to the major political, economic, cultural, social, and demographic developments of the era. To enrich his account, White draws from the latest research from across the social sciences--economic history, anthropology, and sociology--yet weave those insights into a highly accessible narrative. Along the way he provides a compelling case for why law can be seen as the key to understanding the development of American life as we know it. Law in American History, Volume II will be an essential text for both students of law and general readers.

Sourcebook On Feminist Jurisprudence

Author: Hilaire Barnett
Publisher: Cavendish Publishing
ISBN: 1843142848
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Analyzing the relationship between feminist theories and the law, this work takes as its starting point a study of women and culture on an international level, which demonstrates how religious and cultural influences have been fundamental in establishing contempoary legal and social mores.

Rethinking Chinese Jurisprudence And Exploring Its Future

Author: Zhenglai Deng
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814440310
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This book is an antecedent study on the task facing China's legal science, more strictly speaking OCo China's legal philosophy, in post-Cold War world structure. In broader terms, this is an academic study of China's own OC identityOCO and future in the world structure. The author believes that from 1978 to 2004, in spite of its great achievements, China's legal science has at the same time had some of its grave problems of being exposed. A fundamental problem is its failure to provide a OC Chinese legal ideal pictureOCO as the standard of and direction for evaluating, assessing and guiding China's law/legal development. This is an age of law without China's own ideal picture(s). However, why has China failed to have its own legal ideal picture(s)? Apparently this question in and of itself implies a question, both more directly and fundamentally, of China's legal science, namely why China's legal science has failed to provide China's own legal picture(s)? Or, as an internal critical approach may suggest (namely to critique China's legal science from the perspective of its promised objectives), where is China's legal science heading? Based on this, this book attempts to expound a standard to evaluate China's legal science through a theoretical discussion of this issue, and to further explore the possible direction for China's legal science beyond this age. Contents: Introduction; China's Legal Science and the OC Paradigm of ModernisationOCO A Critique and Reflection on the OC Paradigm of ModernisationOCO The Absence of OC ChinaOCO in China's Legal Scholarship; Further Examination of China's Legal Science (Part I): A Critique of Liang Zhiping's OC Thesis of Legal CultureOCO Further Examination of China's Legal Science (Part II): A Critique of Su Li's OC Thesis of Indigenous ResourcesOCO Tentative Conclusion. Readership: Researchers, professionals, undergraduate and graduate students interested in China's legal science and legal philosophy studies.