On legal order: Some criticism of the received view [Book Review]

Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 3 (3):263-272 (2000)
The author discusses a number of topics related to the concept of legal order and the structure of legal orders. In particular, the following theses are challenged: (1) legal orders are sets of rules; (2) the criterion of membership to such sets is validity; (3) legal orders are dynamic sets; (4) legal orders are provided with a hierarchical configuration; (5) legal orders are coherent and consistent sets.
Keywords coherence  consistency  hierarchy  interpretation  invalidity  legal order  legal rules  legal system  validity
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