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Thinking About Law

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ISBN13: 9781863738422
ISBN: 1863738428
Published: June 1995
Publisher: Allen & Unwin (Australia) Pty Ltd
Format: Paperback
Price: £16.95



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A comprehensive introduction to the study of law. It uses historical, sociological, economic and philosophical perspectives to explore the major legal debates in Australia today. The contributors examine: the position of Aborigines in the Australian legal system and the impact of the Mabo case; divisions of power in Australian society and law; the question of objectivity in law; the relationship and social change; judicial decision-making; and other issues.

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Contents:
Law and history in black and white; thenes in liberal legal and constitutional history; economic and sociological approaches to law; objecting to objectivity - the radical challenge to legal liberalism; explaining law reform; invocation and enforcement of legal rules; judicial decision-making.