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Published: 15 April 2008

336 Pages

ISBN: 9780199535439

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Institutions of Law

An Essay in Legal Theory

Neil MacCormick

Law, State, and Practical Reason

  • Offers an original account of the nature of law and legal systems in the contemporary world
  • This book marks the long awaited definitive statement of Sir Neil MacCormick's distinctive theory of law as 'institutional normative order'
  • Using the framework of 'institutional normative order', MacCormick provides a rigorous analysis of the role of law in our society, showing how law creates the conditions for social peace and a functioning economy