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Law as Institutional Normative Order

Edited by: Maksymilian Del Mar, Zenon Bankowski

ISBN13: 9780754677086
Published: June 2009
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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MacCormick's Institutions of Law is the culmination of a lifetime's work in legal theory by one of the world's most respected legal theorists. Featuring an impressive collection of contributions from well-known legal theorists from around the world, all of whom are familiar with MacCormick’s work, this collection provides a cutting edge account of the book’s significance.

The collection is rounded off with a response from MacCormick, which also includes a summary of his book and its position in his four-part series Law, State ans Practical Reason.

Law as institutional normative order: an introduction, Maksymilian Del Mar

Part I Concepts of Law:
Institutions of Law from a global perspective: standpoint, pluralism and non-state law, William Twining
Institutions and the concept of law: a reply to Ronald Dworkin (with some help from Neil McCormick), Frederick Schauer
Neil MacCormick's legal positivism, Vittorio Villa.

Part II Institutions and Justice:
Institutional theories and institutions of law: on Neil MacCormick's savoury blend of legal institutionalism, Massimo La Torre
Institutions and aims, Victor Tadros
What is a legal transaction?, Jaap Hage.

Part III Criminal Law:
A comment on personality and corporate crime, Nils Jareborg
Criminal law and civil peace, Magnus UlvAng.

Part IV The Methodology of Jurisprudence:
Methodology and the articulation of insight: some lessons from MacCormick's Institutions of Law, Andrew Halpin
Is bad law still law? Is bad law really law?, Julie Dickson.

Part V Reply:
Concluding for institutionalism, Neil MacCormick