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$23.00 • £18.95 • €20.50

ISBN 9780674725782

Publication Date: 09/02/2013


488 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

Belknap Press


  • 1. What Is Law (and Why Should We Care)?
  • 2. Crazy Little Thing Called “Law”
  • 3. Austin’s Sanction Theory
  • 4. Hart and the Rule of Recognition
  • 5. How to Do Things with Plans
  • 6. The Making of a Legal System
  • 7. What Law Is
  • 8. Legal Reasoning and Judicial Decision Making
  • 9. Hard Cases
  • 10. Theoretical Disagreements
  • 11. Dworkin and Distrust
  • 12. The Economy of Trust
  • 13. The Interpretation of Plans
  • 14. The Value of Legality
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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