Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Law in Modern Society$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Denis Galligan

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199291830

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291830.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2017. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see http://www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 26 September 2017

Law as Social Rules

Law as Social Rules

Chapter:
(p.47) 3 Law as Social Rules
Source:
Law in Modern Society
Author(s):

D. J. GALLIGAN

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291830.003.0004

To be able to acquire an understanding of how social rules become standards of behavior, the social context in which these occur must first be analysed while considering the various possible consequences attributed to these said rules. To Hart, assuming a theory of law that is both analytical and sociological meant that one should avoid a natural law approach that confuses the social reality of law with a reality which people would prefer, and it also means that the abstraction of involved theories should be made on a manageable social level. Hart identifies the constant and general features of working legal systems and analyses the internal aspects of social rules. This chapter and the succeeding chapters attempt to consider Hart's description of a municipal legal system as composed of social rules by examining this point of view of law in society.

Keywords:   Hart, social rules, behaviour, social context, legal system

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .