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Vol 23 No 3 March/April 2018

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Scamell and Gasztowicz on Land Covenants

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A new edition was published, see:
The Concept of Law 2nd ed isbn 9780198761235

The Concept of Law

ISBN13: 004617
ISBN: 004617
New Edition ISBN: 0198761236
Published: March 1961
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

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What differentiates laws from orders backed by threats? What is legal obligation and how is it related to moral obligation? What are rules and how far does law consist of rules? What is justice and how does it differ from the rest of morality?

In the course of a detailed and independent discussion of these recurrent problems the author identifies a set of elements of central importance for the under-standing of law, and makes a fresh start in legal theory. The book con-tains a new analysis of the notions of legal validity, sovereignty, and the foundation of a legal system; a re-examination of natural law and legal positivism; an original discussion of the limits of formalism in the judicial process; and an assessment of the character of international law.

The text is supplemented by detailed bibliographical notes and discussions of contemporary and earlier writers.