The Concept of a Legal System
An Introduction to the Theory of a Legal System 2nd Revised edition
By (author) Joseph Raz
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Concept of a Legal System by Joseph Raz
Book DescriptionWhat does it mean to assert or deny the existence of a legal system? How can one determine whether a given law belongs to a certain legal system? What kind of structure do these systems have, that is-what necessary relations obtain between their laws? The examination of these problems in this volume leads to a new approach to traditional jurisprudential question, though the conclusions are based on a critical appraisal, particularly those of Bentham, Austin, Kelsen, and Hart.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198253631
(217mm x 135mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 17-Jul-1980
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Authority of Law, Paperback (June 2009)» View all books by Joseph Raz
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