The Concept of a Legal System: An Introduction to the Theory of Legal System

Oxford University Press (1980)

Joseph Raz
Columbia University
What 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.
Keywords Jurisprudence
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Call number K230.R38.C66 1980
ISBN(s) 019825363X   9780198253631  
DOI 10.2307/2218669
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