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Law: A Very Short Introduction 2nd ed


ISBN13: 9780198745624
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780199214969
Published: September 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Pocketbook
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Law is at the heart of every society, protecting rights, imposing duties, and establishing a framework for the conduct of almost all social, political, and economic activity.

Despite this, the law often seems a highly technical, perplexing mystery, with its antiquated and often impenetrable jargon, obsolete procedures, and endless stream of complex statutes and legislation.

In this Very Short Introduction Raymond Wacks introduces the major branches of the law, describing what lawyers do, and how courts operate, and considers the philosophy of law and its pursuit of justice, freedom, and equality.

In this second edition, Wacks locates the discipline in our contemporary world, considering the pressures of globalization and digitalisation and the nature of the law in our culture of threatened security and surveillance.

Subjects:
English Legal System
Contents:
1. Law's roots
2. Law's branches
3. Law and morality
4. Courts
5. Lawyers
6. The future of law
Further reading
Index