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A New Introduction to Jurisprudence takes one of the central problems of law and jurisprudence as its point of departure: what is the law? Adopting an intermediate position between legal positivism and natural law, this book reflects on the concept of 'liberal democracy' or 'constitutional democracy'. In five chapters the book analyses: (i) the idea of higher law, (ii) liberal democracy as a legitimate model for the state, (iii) the separation of church and state or secularism as essential for the democratic state, (iv) the universality of higher law principles, (v) the history of modern political thought. This interdisciplinary approach to jurisprudence is relevant for legal scholars, philosophers, political theorists, public intellectuals, historians, and politicians.
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Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of figures; Preface; Acknowledgment of sources; 1. Legality and legitimacy in natural law and legal positivism; Five characteristics of natural law; Plato; Teleology; Man as a rational being; Metaphysical principles; Universal validity; A touchstone; Objections; Sein and Sollen; Leerformeln; Feelings; Evaluation of the objections; Lon Fuller; Natural law, a form of morality?; Judge and conductor; Ubi societas, ibi ius; Again: empty formulas?; Alternative natural law; Perelman and Hayek; Hayek on spontaneous order TraditionA touchstone for the law?; Gustav Radbruch; H.L.A. Hart; The Hart-Fuller debate; A synthesis; Lex iniusta non est lex?; 2. Constitutional democracy as a legitimate form of government; Postmodernism; Constitutional democracy; Democracy; Constitutionalism; Five principles of constitutionalism; The CCP; Humanism; Humanism and constitutionalism; Tension between entrenchment and democracy; Paine and Burke; Judicial review; Contradictions within the CCP; Two consequences; The end of history thesis again; 3. The separation of church and state; Bishop Nazir-Ali; The atheist state The theocratic stateThe state with a state religion; The multicultural or multireligious state; The secular or agnostic state; 4. The universality of values and principles; Cultural conflicts; Live and let live; Female genital mutilation; The conflict further defined; Tolerance out of respect; Cultural relativism; Six cultural relativists; Stace, Bloom, and Bork; Dickens and Kipling; Seven elements of cultural relativism; Criticism of cultural relativism; Dworkin on "critical morality"; "Critical morality" and cultural anthropology; Consistency; Practical objections Universality is indispensableHamed Abdel-Samad; 5. The classical foundations of modern law; The modern worldview; From the Middle Ages to the modern era; Descartes; Criminal law and modernity; Enlightenment; Contract thinkers; Human rights; Rousseau and Hobbes again; Index
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