Basic themes in law and jurisprudence


Author: Charles W. Collier
Publisher: Anderson Pub Co
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 486
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Jurisprudence

Themes and Concepts
Author: Scott Veitch,Emilios A. Christodoulidis,Lindsay Farmer
Publisher: Routledge Cavendish
ISBN: 9781859418154
Category: Law
Page: 278
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Jurisprudence: Themes and Conceptstakes an innovative approach to the study of jurisprudence. Drawing together a range of specialists making original contributions, it provides a summary, analysis and critique of basic themes in, and major contributions to, the study of jurisprudence. The book explores issues and ideas in jurisprudence in a way that integrates them with legal study more broadly, avoiding the tendency in recent years for the subject to become overly inward-looking, specialist and technical. Since the approach taken is an interdisciplinary one, it also makes connections with contemporary issues in political and social theory – such as changing conceptions of sovereignty, globalisation, the role of rights, and the relationship of other forms of power to the legal realm – in order to situate current jurisprudential debates. The book is divided into three parts: Law and Politics, Legal Reasoning, and Law and Modernity. Its coverage is therefore broad and links legal, political, philosophical and social analysis to wider contemporary concerns with which the study of jurisprudence should be engaged.

Meaning in Law: A Theory of Speech


Author: Charles W. Collier
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199745196
Category: Philosophy
Page: 208
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Despite widespread admiration for the First Amendment's protection of speech, this iconic feature of American legal thought has never been adequately theorized. Existing theories of speech proceed on the basis of legal doctrine and judicial decisionmaking, social and political philosophy, or legal and intellectual history. But these are not the disciplines one would most naturally turn to in analyzing speech. Meaning in Law: A Theory of Speech takes a new and different approach. This book develops a general legal theory of speech on the basis of linguistic theory and the philosophy of language. The opening chapters retrace the main conceptual stages in the expression of meaning: from natural meaning, through symbolism, to signification. Later chapters analyze symbolic speech (communication by nonlinguistic means) as the key to developing an intention-based theory of speech. The essential elements of the theory are (1) nonnatural meaning, (2) the signaling of intent, (3) the recognition of intent, and (4) establishing a convention. A final chapter applies these insights to the case law of symbolic speech and resolves some basic confusions in the legal literature. This analysis proceeds by way of an original distinction between actual conduct (in the real world) and the "ideal conduct" described in a statute. The former may be described both as communicative and noncommunicative, while the latter has already been conceptualized as either communicative or noncommunicative. This distinction clears up a major legal quandary: how conduct that counts as communication may nevertheless be regulated or prohibited, without running afoul of the First Amendment's protection of speech.

Patterns of American Jurisprudence


Author: Neil Duxbury
Publisher: Clarendon Press
ISBN: 0191018767
Category: Law
Page: 530
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This unique study offers a comprehensive analysis of American jurisprudence from its emergence in the later stages of the nineteenth century through to the present day. The author argues that it is a mistake to view American jurisprudence as a collection of movements and schools which have emerged in opposition to each other. By offering a highly original analysis of legal formalism, legal realism, policy science, process jurisprudence, law and economics, and critical legal studies, he demonstrates that American jurisprudence has evolved as a collection of themes which reflect broader American intellectual and cultural concerns.

Law Express: Jurisprudence


Author: Julia J.A. Shaw
Publisher: Pearson UK
ISBN: 1292210613
Category: Law
Page: 176
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JOIN OVER HALF A MILLION STUDENTS WHO CHOSE TO REVISE WITH LAW EXPRESS Revise with the help of the UK’s bestselling law revision series. Features: · Review essential cases, statutes, and legal terms before exams. · Assess and approach the subject by using expert advice. · Gain higher marks with tips for advanced thinking and further discussions. · Avoid common pitfalls with Don’t be tempted to. · Practice answering sample questions and discover additional resources on the Companion website. www.pearsoned.co.uk/lawexpress

Jurisprudence Lecture Notes


Author: Peter Curzon
Publisher: Cavendish Publishing
ISBN: 1843142945
Category: Law
Page: 360
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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Cambridge Companion to Natural Law Jurisprudence


Author: George Duke,Robert P. George
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107120519
Category: Law
Page: 430
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This volume brings together leading experts on natural law theory to provide perspectives on the nature and foundations of law.

Social Work in Juvenile and Criminal Justice Settings


Author: Albert R. Roberts,David W. Springer
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
ISBN: 0398076766
Category: Social Science
Page: 438
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In this completely revised and updated classic, Professors Roberts and Springer, along with 51 justice-oriented and forensic experts, have set the standard of care for mental health treatment and the delivery of social services to crime victims, juvenile and adult offenders, and their families. The second edition of Social Work in Juvenile and Criminal Justice Settings was published almost ten years ago in 1997, and was also translated to Chinese. Now Dr. Roberts, Dr. Springer, and their team of 51 prominent chapter authors have done such a thorough job of updating and finding new authors, that the end result is a comprehensive new book. In this third edition, 16 of the 31 chapters are new and specially written for this book. A growing number of mental health professionals are recognizing the need to examine current evidence-based program developments, assessment, and treatment practices with crime victims and offenders. This book focuses on the multiple roles and practices of justice social workers, also known as forensic social workers and crisis counselors. Many professional social workers, counselors and field placement students work in corrections and probation, forensic mental health, addictions treatment, juvenile justice, victim assistance, and police social work settings. In the words of Dean Barbara W. White (former President, Council on Social Work Education, and NASW) in her laudatory Foreword to this edition: "This groundbreaking book provides the necessary blueprints and guidelines for best practices with crime victims as well as juvenile and adult offenders in institutional, community- based, diversion, and aftercare programs. . . . This is the first all-inclusive, authoritative, exceptionally well-written volume on social policies and social work practices in both juvenile justice and criminal justice settings. . . . This book is a landmark achievement." An increasing number of offenders and victims have been found to be

Piety, Politics, and Pluralism

Religion, the Courts, and the 2000 Election
Author: Mary C. Segers
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742515154
Category: Political Science
Page: 257
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Piety, Politics, and Pluralism skillfully confronts the question: Is liberal democracy hostile to religion or is it compatible with the rights of believers? Prominent scholars analyze the controversy about religious freedom by examining two areas at the intersection of religion and politics in contemporary American society: the Supreme Court's 1990 decision in Oregon v. Smith and the events of the 2000 presidential campaign. Their essays remind us that in an increasingly pluralistic society, Americans must work continually to reconcile religious commitment and political obligation. Piety, Politics, and Pluralism is a groundbreaking work that will be indispensable to students of religion and politics, American politics, and constitutional law.

The Concept of Ideals in Legal Theory


Author: Sanne Taekema
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789041119711
Category: Philosophy
Page: 253
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Talk about law often includes reference to ideals of justice, equality or freedom. But what do we refer to when we speak about ideals in the context of law? This book explores the concept of ideals by combining an investigation of different theories of ideals with a discussion of the role of ideals in law. A comparison of the theories of Gustav Radbruch and Philip Selznick leads up to a pragmatist theory of legal ideals, which provides an interesting new position in the debate about values in law between legal positivists and natural law thinkers. Attention for law's central ideals enables us to understand law's autonomous character, while at the same time tracing its connection to societal values. Essential reading for anyone interested in the role of values or ideals in law.

Classic Writings in Law and Society

Second Edition, Revised and Expanded
Author: A. Javier Trevino
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 1412844606
Category: Social Science
Page: 388
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This volume consists of outstanding essays by contemporary scholars and specialists on classic writings in law and society. This second edition expands the previous volume by adding additional statements. Included are commentaries on Edward A. Ross’s Social Control: A Survey of the Foundations of Order, Karl N. Llewellyn’s Jurisprudence: Realism in Theory and Practice, Jerome Frank’s Law and the Modern Mind, Leon Petrazycki’s Law and Morality, and Karl Renner’s The Institutions of Private Law and their Social Functions. The goal of Classic Writings in Law and Society is to acquaint a new generation of students with classic writings by diverse social and legal scholars—ranging from Henry Sumner Maine, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., and Hans Kelsen to Eugen Ehrlich, Nicholas S. Timasheff, and Richard Quinney. This work continues to demonstrate their contemporary theoretical relevance. Accordingly, each chapter speaks of the scholars’ work in general, how the particular book under consideration fits into that corpus, and how the book is assessed in a present day context. These essays have a clear relation to the "classic" tradition in sociolegal thought. Reading the classics is useful in gaining a better understanding and appreciation of the essential foundation for a post-classic approach in law and social inquiry—an approach that can be found in such orientations as critical legal studies, chaos theory in law, and legal semiotics. Classic Writings in Law and Society includes commentaries that consider early writings that set the standard for the social scientific approach in examining issues of law and punishment, social control, joint stock companies, business firms and nation-states in the study of law and society.

Law and Society in England


Author: Bob Roshier,Harvey Teff
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136424245
Category: Social Science
Page: 280
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Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences. This volume is part of a 2001 reissue of a selection of those important works which have since gone out of print, or are difficult to locate. Published by Routledge, 112 volumes in total are being brought together under the name The International Behavioural and Social Sciences Library: Classics from the Tavistock Press. Reproduced here in facsimile, this volume was originally published in 1980 and is available individually. The collection is also available in a number of themed mini-sets of between 5 and 13 volumes, or as a complete collection.

Training Manual on International Environmental Law


Author: Lal Kurukulasuriya,Nicholas A. Robinson
Publisher: UNEP/Earthprint
ISBN: 9789280725544
Category: Political Science
Page: 388
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Offers an overview of the body of environmental law. This report is intended for legal stakeholders from various backgrounds including government representatives, judges, university professors and students to enable them to more effectively participate in the global, regional and national efforts to preserve the Earth for future generations.

Law, Gender, and Injustice

A Legal History of U.S. Women
Author: Joan Hoff
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814744869
Category: Law
Page: 580
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In this widely acclaimed landmark study, Joan Hoff illustrates how women remain second- class citizens under the current legal system and questions whether the continued pursuit of equality based on a one-size-fits-all vision of traditional individual rights is really what will most improve conditions for women in America as they prepare for the twenty-first century. Concluding that equality based on liberal male ideology is no longer an adequate framework for improving women's legal status, Hoff's highly original and incisive volume calls for a demystification of legal doctrine and a reinterpretation of legal texts (including the Constitution) to create a feminist jurisprudence.

A Treatise of Legal Philosophy and General Jurisprudence

Vol. 9: A History of the Philosophy of Law in the Civil Law World, 1600-1900; Vol. 10: The Philosophers' Philosophy of Law from the Seventeenth Century to Our Days.
Author: Damiano Canale,Paolo Grossi,Hasso Hofmann,Patrick Riley
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9048129648
Category: Philosophy
Page: 740
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TO VOLUMES 9 AND 10 OF THE TREATISE I am happy to present here the third batch of volumes for the Treatise project: This is the batch consisting of Volumes 9 and 10, namely, A History of the P- losophy of Law in the Civil Law World, 1600–1900, edited by Damiano Canale, Paolo Grossi, and Hasso Hofmann, and The Philosophers’ Philosophy of Law from the Seventeenth Century to Our Days, by Patrick Riley. Three v- umes will follow: Two are devoted to the philosophy of law in the 20th c- tury, and the third one will be the index for the entire Treatise, which will 1 therefore ultimately comprise thirteen volumes. This Volume 9 runs parallel to Volume 8, A History of the Philosophy of Law in the Common Law World, 1600–1900, by Michael Lobban, published in 2007. Volume 10, for its part, takes up where Volume 6 left off: which appeared under the title A History of the Philosophy of Law from the Ancient Greeks to the Scholastics (edited by Fred Miller Jr. in association with Carrie-Ann Biondi, likewise published in 2007), and which is mainly a history of the p- losophers’ philosophy of law (let us refer to this philosophy as A).

Law and Society in Transition

Toward Responsive Law
Author: Phillippe Nonet,Philip Selznick
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412827317
Category: Political Science
Page: 122
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Explains the primary forms of law as a social, political and normative phenomenon. The authors illustrate the fundamental difference between repressive law, riddled with raw conflict and the accommodation of special interests, and responsive law, the reasoned effort to realize an ideal of polity.

The Jurisprudence of Law's Form and Substance


Author: Robert S. Summers
Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 309
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Robert S. Summers is a distinguished legal theorist whose work has had significant practical influence in Europe as well as the United States. The study of form and substance in law, the theme of this collection, marks his most distinctive contributions to legal philosophy over four decades.

Normativity and Norms

Critical Perspectives on Kelsenian Themes
Author: Stanley L. Paulson,Bonnie Litschewski Paulson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198763154
Category: Law
Page: 627
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This remarkable collection contains some of the very best work on themes developed by Hans Kelsen, regarded by many as the most influential legal philosopher of the twentieth century. The volume addresses in rich detail the topic where debate on Kelsen's work has been liveliest: 'normativity' as Kelsen's alternative to both traditional legal positivism and natural law theory. The book boasts a truly international list of contributors, with authors from Europe, North and South America, and Australia - a dozen countries in all.

Framed

Women in Law and Film
Author: Orit Kamir
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822336242
Category: Law
Page: 324
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DIVTheorizes the emerging field at the intersection of law and film through a detailed, feminist analysis of masterpiece films about law from around the world./div