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William Cornish, J Stuart Anderson, Ray Cocks, Michael Lobban, Patrick Polden, and Keith Smith

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199258819

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258819.001.0001

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Theories of Law and Government

Theories of Law and Government

Chapter:
(p.72) IV Theories of Law and Government
Source:
The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XI
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William Cornish

Michael Lobban

Keith Smith

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258819.003.0004

This chapter on theories of law and government begins with a discussion of the thought of Jeremy Bentham. It then discusses John Austin's reformulation of the province of jurisprudence, intuitionists and utilitarians, theories of evolution, individualism versus socialism, and late 19th-century jurisprudence.

Keywords:   English law, Jeremy Bentham, John Austin, jurisprudence, individualism, socialism, intuitionists, utilitarians, legal history

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