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    Privacy: A Very Short Introduction.Raymond Wacks - 2010 - Oxford University Press.
    What is privacy? Why do we need it and value it so much? This Very Short Introduction examines why privacy has become one of the most important topics in contemporary society. Considering issues of privacy in relation to security, the protection of personal data, and the paparazzi, its implications are wide-ranging and affect us all.
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    Understanding jurisprudence: an introduction to legal theory.Raymond Wacks - 2009 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    What is law? Does it have a purpose? What is its relationship with justice? Do we have a moral duty to obey the law? These sorts of questions lie at the heart of jurisprudence. Moreover, every substantive or 'black letter' branch of the law raises questions about its own meaning and function. The law of contract cannot be properly understood without an appreciation of the concepts of rights and duties. The law of tort is directly related to several economic theories (...)
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  3. Philosophy of law: a very short introduction.Raymond Wacks - 2006 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    This lively and accessible introduction to the social, moral, and cultural foundations of law takes a broad scope-- spanning philosophy, law, politics, and economics, and discussing a range of topics including women's rights, racism, the environment, and recent international issues such as the war in Iraq and the treatment of terror suspects. Revealing the intriguing and challenging nature of legal philosophy with clarity and enthusiasm, Raymond Wacks explores the notion of law and its role in our lives. Referring to key (...)
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    Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction.Raymond Wacks - 2006 - New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
    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.
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    A Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction: A Very Short Introduction.Raymond Wacks - 2014 - New York, NY: Oxford University Press UK.
    The concept of law lies at the heart of our social and political life. Legal philosophy, or jurisprudence, explores the notion of law and its role in society, illuminating its meaning and its relation to the universal questions of justice, rights, and morality. In this Very Short Introduction Raymond Wacks analyses the nature and purpose of the legal system, and the practice by courts, lawyers, and judges. Wacks reveals the intriguing and challenging nature of legal philosophy with clarity and enthusiasm, (...)
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    Injustice in robes: Iniquity and judicial accountability.Raymond Wacks - 2009 - Ratio Juris 22 (1):128-149.
    The paper addresses the question of judges' moral responsibility in an unjust society. How is the "moral" judge to reconcile his perception of justice with a malevolent law? Upon what grounds might judges, and perhaps other public officials, be held morally responsible for their acts or omissions? Does a positivist approach yield a more satisfactory resolution than a natural law or Dworkinian analysis? Could inclusive positivism offer any clues as to how this quandary might be judiciously resolved?
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    Jurisprudence.Raymond Wacks - 1987 - London: Financial Training Publications.
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    Justice: a beginner's guide.Raymond Wacks - 2017 - London, England: Oneworld.
    Professor Raymond Wacks breaks down the leading theories of justice and illustrates how present-day challenges, like terrorism and migration, affect our fundamental notions of fairness and democratic freedoms.
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    Law: a very short introduction.Raymond Wacks - 2008 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    Raymond Wacks is Emeritus Professor of Law and Legal Theory at the University of Hong Kong.
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