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Published: 11 October 2012

320 Pages


ISBN: 9780199646999

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The Nature of Legislative Intent

Richard Ekins

Oxford Legal Philosophy

  • Defends a robust, original account of the nature and purpose of legislative intent, refuting arguments that the concept is illusory and useless
  • Grounded in contemporary work on the philosophy of group agency, applying general philosophical insights to the specific problems of legislatures in legal and political theory
  • Clarifies the role of legislative intent in statutory interpretation, a central problem for academic lawyers thinking about the role and democratic legitimacy of the courts

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