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Published: 01 February 2016

192 Pages | 15 black and white halftones

6.9 x 4.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198745624

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Law: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

Raymond Wacks

Very Short Introductions

  • Provides a general account of legal systems around the world from the earliest beginnings to the present - and the future
  • Looks beyond domestic law to examine how international law is used to settle disputes between states, punish malevolent dictators, and create a better world
  • Discusses the contentious relationships between law and society and law and morality
  • Includes jargon-free explanations of legal terms and concepts, court procedures and judgements
  • Explains the workings of the legal system, and how it unifies a vast framework as widespread as the punishment of crime, the enforcement of contracts, and the protection of personal freedoms
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - over seven million copies sold worldwide

New to this Edition:

  • Takes into account developments in Law since the first edition, and offers updated discussions of topical subjects such as international humanitarian law
  • Examines the future of the law in the face of a number of contemporary challenges including the threat of terrorism, surveillance, and the impact of the Internet

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