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Law and Legal Theory in England and America
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Law and Legal Theory in England and America

Richard A. Posner


This book explores the relationship between the legal systems of the UK and USA. The chapters in this volume range widely over themes. The first chapter compares the work of the two most prominent writers on jurisprudence in the second half of this century, one English (H. L. A. Hart) and one American (Ronald Dworkin). The chapter has a controversial conclusion that trying to define ‘law’ is futile, distracting, and illustrative of the impoverishment of traditional legal theory. The second chapter examines a number of English cases drawn primarily from the two fields in which English and Ameri ... More

Keywords: law, legal theory, H. L. A. Hart, Ronald Dworkin, English law, American law, torts, contracts, law reform

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Print publication date: 1997 Print ISBN-13: 9780198264712
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264712.001.0001


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Richard A. Posner, author

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