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An Introduction to Critical Legal Theory

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Ian WardProfessor of Law, Dundee University

ISBN13: 9781843140085
ISBN: 184314008X
Published: August 1998
Publisher: Routledge-Cavendish
Format: e-book
Price: Out of print

A comprehensive text for students and teachers of legal theory, jurisprudence and related subjects. It introduces all the traditional schools of legal theory, from natural law to positivism to legal formalism, as well as a number of contemporary and interdisciplinary approaches to legal theory including law and economics, law and society, law and literature, critical legal studies, feminism, race theory and postmodernism. In the process of doing so, as well as introducing the reader to established jurists such as Bentham and Hart, Rawls and Durkin, the text also introduces philosophers such as Plato, Kant and Sartre, economists such as Smith, Keynes and Galbraith, social theorist such as Foucault and Marx, and literary theorists such as Derrida and Fish.;The text seeks to satisfy the increasing ambition of legal theory to reach beyond the narrow confines of traditional jurisprudence and to re-establish itself within the wider intellectual world. It introduces the reader to philosophy, economics, politics, history, literature and social theory, and thus provides not just a critical introduction to legal theory, but also to the entire ambition of law as an intellectual discipline.

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