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Published: 21 January 2021

424 Pages

9.7 x 6.7 inches

ISBN: 9780198864677

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Understanding Jurisprudence

An Introduction to Legal Theory

Sixth Edition

Raymond Wacks

  • An extremely readable and interesting account for all law students, offering the ideal support for a legal theory module, as well as providing valuable context for the study of law in general
  • Written by an experienced academic and author, the text explains complex ideas with clarity, without avoiding the subtleties of the subject
  • Exposes students to a broad range of key theorists and concepts, along with issues such as punishment and rights which are treated thematically
  • Features pithy extracts and extensive further reading to introduce and explain the central scholarly works, ideas, and commentaries which shape legal theory, providing the ideal base for further study
  • Self-test questions appear at the end of chapters and multiple-choice questions are hosted online to help students test their understanding of jurisprudence
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support

New to this Edition:

  • Expanded discussions of theories of justice, globalisation, and environmental protection
  • A new section dedicated to judicial review and democracy
  • Updated suggested further reading lists and self-test questions at the end of each chapter