Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2013.
xxiii, 361 pages ; 24 cm
Formatted Contents Note
pt.I. Furthering debate between leading theories of Law The explanatory role of the weak natural law thesis In defense of Hart Law's authority is not a claim to preemption The normative fallacy regarding law's authority The problem about the nature of law vis-à-vis legal rationality revisited : towards an integrative jurisprudence pt.II. The power of legal systems Law as power : two rule of law requirements A comprehensive Hartian theory of legal obligation : social pressure, coercive enforcement, and the legal obligations of citizens Law and the entitlement to coerce pt. III. Conceptual analysis Farewell to conceptual analysis (in jurisprudence) What do we want law to be? philosophical analysis and the concept of law pt. IV. New directions Legal as a thick concept Making old questions new : legality, legal system, and state Legal disagreements and the dual nature of law Is there one right answer to the question of the nature of law?
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.