Journals Higher Education



11 May 2008

192 Pages | 20 halftones

4-1/4 x 6-3/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199214969

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Law: A Very Short Introduction

Raymond Wacks

Very Short Introductions

  • Introduces the essentials of law and legal systems in a lively, accessible, and stimulating manner
  • Includes jargon-free explanations of legal terms and concepts, and 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
  • Explores not only the state of law today, but looks at its history, and also its future, as globalization and rapid advances in technology place increasing strain on our current legal system
  • Looks beyond domestic law to examine how international law is used to settle disputes between states, punish malevolent dictators, and create a better world
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - millions of copies sold worldwide