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An Institutional Theory Of Law: Keeping Law In Its Place Peter Morton

An Institutional Theory Of Law: Keeping Law In Its Place

Peter Morton

Published April 23rd 1998
ISBN : 9780198258254
Hardcover
432 pages
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Peter Morton provides in these pages a fundamental critique of the assumptions of positivist jurisprudence and also puts forth an attack on the foundationalism of contemporary legal philosophy. His prime concern is to distinguish between theMorePeter Morton provides in these pages a fundamental critique of the assumptions of positivist jurisprudence and also puts forth an attack on the foundationalism of contemporary legal philosophy. His prime concern is to distinguish between the different fields of law--penal, civil, and public--taking as his starting point a careful analysis of those institutions in a democracy wherein legal language and norms are in fact generated. Offering an original, coherent, and systematic exposition of law in todays society, Morton sheds new light on legal practices and relations by way of a comparison with an ideal type of legal system.