Journals Higher Education



Published: 13 February 2014

256 Pages


ISBN: 9780199643271

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Why Law Matters

Alon Harel

Oxford Legal Philosophy

  • Presents a provocative argument that standard justifications for political institutions and legal procedures are misguided, failing to account for law's distinctive value and popular appeal
  • Multidisciplinary and accessible to students and experts in various fields such as lawyers, philosophers and political theorists
  • Presents novel approaches to pressing political questions including the privatisation of prisons, privatisation of military operations and the use of torture in interrogation,
  • A cross-jurisdictional work that illustrates its themes by using different legal systems including: US system, German Constitutional Law, the Israeli Legal system, the Indian Constitution