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Vol 22 No 5 May/June 2017

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Arlidge, Eady & Smith on Contempt

Edited by: Patricia Londono, David Eady, A.T.H. Smith, Rt. Hon Lord Eassie
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The Obligation to Obey in Legal Theory

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Hilaire McCoubreyProfessor and Director of Postgraduate Affairs, Law School, University of Hull

ISBN13: 9781855218253
ISBN: 1855218259
Published: May 1997
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

This work on the obligatory character of law argues that much of the apparent inconsistency in this area derives from a misconception of conventional linguistic usage. Legal obligation is seen as involving multiple linguistic usages, including at least three different types of ""obligation"".

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Obligation as a key to Jurisprudence; positivist models of legal obligation; moral analyses of obedience to law; obligation in post-positivist theories; sceptical analyses; superior orders and obligations; validity and obligation; a theory of legal obligation.