Res Publica 12 (3):295-317 (2006)

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The focus of this work is the issue of whether, and to what extent, the nature of the law is affected by politics, has been taken up by the American and Scandinavian legal realists. By the very fact of their being products of␣the socio-political conditions of the most recent century, the American and Scandinavian legal realisms are the movements that have most explicitly and systematically brought to the surface one particular characteristic phenomenon of contemporary Western legal systems: the existence of two basic forces simultaneously attracting and repelling, affecting the law in its relations with the political world.
Keywords American legal realism  dilemma of law  law and politics  legal theory  Scandinavian legal realism  welfare state
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DOI 10.1007/s11158-006-9010-y
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