An Introduction to Critical Legal Theory


Author: Ian Ward
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 185941348X
Category: Critical legal studies
Page: 212
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This book is a comprehensive text for both 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 post modernism. In the process of so doing, 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 theorists such as Foucault, Marx and literary theorists such as Derrida and Fish. This book seeks to perfect 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. This book is not just a text about legal theory, it is also a text which introduces the reader to philosophy, economics, politics, history, literature and social theory. It thus provides not just a critical introduction to legal theory, but an introduction to the entire ambition of law as an intellectual discipline.

Understanding Jurisprudence

An Introduction to Legal Theory
Author: Raymond Wacks
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198806019
Category: Jurisprudence
Page: 407
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Written with students in mind, Professor Raymond Wacks brings legal theory to life through his lucid and entertaining style. The author has crafted a manageable guide, balancing concise introductions to the key theorists and core issues such as punishment and rights without ignoring thesubtleties of the subject. Seminal quotes from leading scholars are included to help students recognise the impact of their work, while extensive further reading suggestions at the end of each chapter invite students to explore the broad range of literature available on central topics. Each chapter concludes with a series ofcritical questions designed to encourage reader to think analytically about the law and the key debates which surround it. This book is accompanied by online resources which includes multiple-choice questions with instant feedback to give students the chance to test their understanding.

Introduction to Critical Legal Theory


Author: Ian Ward
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136997814
Category: Law
Page: 224
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Introduction to Critical Legal Theory provides an accessible introduction to the study of law and legal theory. It covers all the seminal movements in classical, modern and postmodern legal thought, engaging the reader with the ideas of jurists as diverse as Aristotle, Hobbes and Kant, Marx, Foucault and Dworkin. At the same time, it impresses the interdisciplinary nature of critical legal thought, introducing the reader to the philosophy, the economics and the politics of law. This new edition focuses even more intently upon the narrative aspect of critical legal thinking and the re-emergence of a distinctive legal humanism, as well as the various related challenges posed by our 'new' world order. Introduction to Critical Theory is a comprehensive text for both students and teachers of legal theory, jurisprudence and related subjects.

A Critical Introduction to European Law


Author: Ian Ward
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780406958105
Category: Law
Page: 336
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"Developments since the last edition are reflected in brand new sections on the single currency, the completion of the market and the concept of the 'European consumer'. The EU's place in the 'new world order' forms the significant closing chapters, with the author arguing for a European public philosophy, combining human and civil rights, democracy and social justice."--BOOK JACKET.

The Politics of Jurisprudence

A Critical Introduction to Legal Philosophy
Author: Roger B. M. Cotterrell
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812213935
Category: Law
Page: 277
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Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title In The Politics of Jurisprudence, Roger Cotterrell offers a concise introduction to and commentary on Anglo-American jurisprudence, and a contribution to the study of the development of American and English general conceptions of law since the establishment of modern legal professions in the U.S. and Britain.

Philosophy of Law

A Very Short Introduction
Author: Raymond Wacks
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199687005
Category: Law
Page: 150
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The concept of law lies at the heart of our social and political life, shaping the character of our community and underlying issues from racism and abortion to human rights and international war. The revised edition of this Very Short Introduction examines the central questions about law's relation to justice, morality, and democracy.

Introduction to Feminist Legal Theory


Author: Martha Chamallas
Publisher: Aspen Law & Business
ISBN: 9780735526488
Category: Law
Page: 337
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1st edition published in 1999.

Feminist Legal Theory: Foundations

Foundations
Author: D. Kelly Weisberg
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 9781439907672
Category: Feminist criticism
Page: 620
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Ideology and Community in the First Wave of Critical Legal Studies


Author: Richard W. Bauman
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802083418
Category: Law
Page: 257
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Bauman examines several major themes and arguments in the first decade of critical legal scholarship, predominantly in the U.S. in the period dating roughly from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s.

A Companion to Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory


Author: Dennis Patterson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444320122
Category: Law
Page: 704
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The articles in this new edition of A Companion to Philosophy ofLaw and Legal Theory have been updated throughout, and theaddition of ten new articles ensures that the volume continues tooffer the most up-to-date coverage of current thinking inlegal philosophy. Represents the definitive handbook of philosophy of law andcontemporary legal theory, invaluable to anyone with an interest inlegal philosophy Now features ten entirely new articles, covering the areas ofrisk, regulatory theory, methodology, overcriminalization,intention, coercion, unjust enrichment, the rule of law, law andsociety, and Kantian legal philosophy Essays are written by an international team of leadingscholars

Globalisation and Legal Theory


Author: William Twining
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521605946
Category: Law
Page: 296
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The text makes the case for a revival of general jurisprudence in response to globalisation.

A guide to critical legal studies


Author: Mark Kelman
Publisher: Harvard Univ Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 360
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The author offers an impressive survey of the major Critical Legal Studies writers and their relationship to other schools of legal thought...He strips away hyperbolic rhetoric of fallacious reasoning and exposes what he considers the heart of the CLS position.

Aspen Treatise for Introduction to Feminist Legal Theory


Author: Martha E. Chamallas
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454831294
Category: Law
Page: 464
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The leading text in the field, Introduction to Feminist Legal Theory was the first book that served as an introductory survey of feminist jurisprudence. Its historical view of feminist legal theory places issues in social context and thoroughly reviews the evolving paradigms of contemporary feminism from the 1970s through the present. The full range of legal issues affecting women are covered, including gender discrimination, rape, sexual harassment, motherhood, reproductive issues, and much more. Clear, energetic presentation keeps students engaged and involved with succinct overviews, intellectually stimulating material, and jargon-free prose. The Third Edition features up-to-date theories and topics, such as the "autonomy" feminism and "masculinities" theory. Expansion of the current theory-based structure includes the "big three" feminisms described in the previous edition and the "new three" feminisms, which are expanded in the third edition. New applied areas are covered as well, such as transgender legal issues and sex trafficking. While the book remains U.S.-focused, important new material on global and comparative feminism has been added. Throughout the text, students will find discussion about changes in the law since 2003 on issues such as rape, pay equity, sex stereotyping, marriage equality, Title IX, and more. Thoroughly updated, the revised Third Edition presents: Up-to-date theories and topics "autonomy" feminism, "masculinities" theory, "social justice" feminism LGBT and critical race perspectivesa Two-part organization, focusing on chronology and substantive areas of the law that are of particular importance to feminist legal scholars Part one focuses on chronology by examining the three generations of feminist legal theory that have emerged since 1971 the Generation of Equality (1970s) the Generation of Difference (1980s) the Generation of Complex Identities (1990s to present) this part will also include the "new three" feminisms in the 3rd edition (intersectional, autonomy and postmodern feminism) Part two focuses on substantive areas of the law, which fall into three categories economic subordination of women sexual subordination of women motherhood and reproduction Introduction of new applied areas transgender legal issues sex trafficking reproductive justice More material on global and comparative feminism, while remaining U.S.-focused Discussion of changes in the law since 2003 rape domestic violence pay equity torts and tax law same-sex marriage Title IX, and more

The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory


Author: Martin P. Golding,William A. Edmundson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470779861
Category: Philosophy
Page: 368
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The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory is a handy guide to the state of play in contemporary philosophy of law and legal theory. Comprises 23 essays critical essays on the central themes and issues of the philosophy of law today, written by an international assembly of distinguished philosophers and legal theorists Each essay incorporates essential background material on the history and logic of the topic, as well as advancing the arguments Represents a wide variety of perspectives on current legal theory

Legal Intellectuals in Conversation

Reflections on the Construction of Contemporary American Legal Theory
Author: James R. Hackney
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 081476388X
Category: Law
Page: 255
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In this unique volume, James Hackney invites readers to enter the minds of 10 legal experts that in the late 20th century changed the way we understand and use theory in law today. True to the title of the book, Hackney spent hours in conversation with legal intellectuals, interviewing them about their early lives as thinkers and scholars, their contributions to American legal theory, and their thoughts regarding some fundamental theoretical questions in legal academe, particularly the law/politics debate. Legal Intellectuals in Conversation is a veritable “Who’s Who” of legal thought, presented in a sophisticated yet intimate manner.

Introduction to Feminist Jurisprudence


Author: Hilaire Barnett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135350582
Category: Law
Page: 364
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"First Published in 1998, Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company."

Philosophy Of Law

An Introduction To Jurisprudence
Author: Jeffrie G. Murphy,Jules Coleman
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0813346134
Category: Philosophy
Page: 256
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In this revised edition, two distinguished philosophers have extended and strengthened the most authoritative text available on the philosophy of law and jurisprudence. While retaining their comprehensive coverage of classical and modern theory, Murphy and Coleman have added new discussions of the Critical Legal Studies movement and feminist jurisprudence, and they have strengthened their treatment of natural law theory, criminalization, and the law of torts. The chapter on law and economics remains the best short introduction to that difficult, controversial, and influential topic.Students will appreciate the careful organization and clear presentation of complicated issues as well as the emphasis on the relevance of both law and legal theory to contemporary society.

An Introduction to Comparative Law Theory and Method


Author: Geoffrey Samuel
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1849467552
Category: Law
Page: 232
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This short book on comparative law theory and method is designed primarily for postgraduate research students whose work involves comparison between legal systems. It is, accordingly, a book on research methods, although it will also be of relevance to all students (undergraduate and postgraduate) taking courses in comparative law and to academics entering the field of comparison. The substance of the book has been developed over many years of teaching general theory of comparative law, primarily on the European Academy of Legal Theory programme in Brussels but also on other programmes in French, Belgian and English universities. It is arguable that there has been to date no single introductory work exclusively devoted to comparative law methodology and thus this present book aims to fill this gap.

Critical Race Theory

The Key Writings that Formed the Movement
Author: Kimberlé Crenshaw
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 1565842715
Category: Law
Page: 494
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In the past few years, a new generation of progressive intellectuals has dramatically transformed how law, race, and racial power are understood and discussed in America. Questioning the old assumptions of both liberals and conservatives with respect to the goals and the means of traditional civil rights reform, critical race theorists have presented new paradigms for understanding racial injustice and new ways of seeing the links between race, gender, sexual orientation, and class. This reader, edited by the principal founders and leading theoreticians of the critical race theory movement, gathers together for the first time the movement's most important essays.