Wildy logo
(020) 7242 5778

Wildy’s Book News

Book News cover photo

Vol 23 No 3 March/April 2018

Book of the Month

Cover of Scamell and Gasztowicz on Land Covenants

Scamell and Gasztowicz on Land Covenants

Price: £225.00

Offers for Newly Called Barristers & Students

Special Discounts for Newly Called & Students

Read More ...

Secondhand & Out of Print

Browse Secondhand Online


A new edition is due, details can be seen here:
Jurisprudence: Themes and Concepts 3rd ed isbn 9780415749657

Jurisprudence: Themes and Concepts 2nd ed

Edited by: Scott Veitch, Emilios Christodoulidis, Lindsay Farmer

ISBN13: 9780415679824
New Edition ISBN: 9780415749657
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781859418154
Published: May 2012
Publisher: Routledge-Cavendish
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £33.99

Despatched in 2 to 4 days.

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.

Part 1: Law and Politics. General Themes
1. Introduction to the Relationship between Law and Politics
1.2 Sovereignty
1.3 The Rule of Law
1.4 The 'Inner Morality of Law'
1.5 Rights. Advanced Topics
2.1 Legalism and Legality
2.2 Citizenship
2.3 Law, Politics and Globalisation
2.4 Problems of the Rule of Law in Political Transitions
2.5 The Rule of Law and the State of Emergency. Tutorials

Part 2: Legal Reasoning General Themes
1. Introduction to Legal Reasoning
2. Legal Formalism, Legal Realism and the Open Texture of Law
3. Three Theories of Legal Reasoning. Advanced Topics
2.1 Justice, Natural Law and the Limits of Rule Following
2.2 Equality, Difference and Domination: Feminist Critiques of Adjudication
2.3 Trials, Facts and Narratives
2.4 Understanding Discrimination
2.5 Judging in an Unjust Society. Tutorials

Part 3: Law and Modernity. General Themes
1.1 Law in Modern Society and Legal Modernity
1.2 Formal Legal Rationality and Legal Modernity
1.3 Dilemmas of Modern Law
1.4 After Modernity?: Law and Globalisation. Advanced Topics
2.1 Legal Pluralism
2.2 Juridification
2.3 Law, Ideology and Legitimation: The Marxist Critique
2.4 Displacing the Juridical: Foucault on Power and Discipline
2.5 Law in the Risk Society. Tutorials.