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Form and Function in a Legal System: A General Study


ISBN13: 9780521123884
Published: December 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2005)
Price: £34.99
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9780521857659



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This book addresses three major questions about law and legal systems: (1) What are the defining and organising forms of legal institutions, legal rules, interpretative methodologies, and other legal phenomena? (2) How does frontal and systematic focus on these forms advance understanding of such phenomena? (3) What credit should the functions of forms have when such phenomena serve policy and related purposes, rule of law values, and fundamental political values such as democracy, liberty, and justice? This book seeks to offer general answers to these questions and thus gives form in the law its due. The answers not only provide articulate conversancy with the subject but also reveal insights into the nature of law itself, the oldest and foremost problem in legal theory and allied subjects.

Subjects:
Jurisprudence