Law as Institutional Normative Order

Maksymilian Del Mar (Editor), Zenon Bankowski (Editor)

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MacCormick's `Institutions of Law' is the culmination of a lifetime's work in legal theory by one of the world's most respected legal theorists. Featuring an impressive collection of contributions from well-known legal theorists from around the world, all of whom are familiar with MacCormick’s work, this collection provides a cutting edge account of the book’s significance.
Contents: Law as institutional normative order: an introduction, Maksymilian Del Mar; Part I Concepts of Law: Institutions of Law from a global perspective: standpoint, pluralism and non-state law, William Twining; Institutions and the concept of law: a reply to Ronald Dworkin (with some help from Neil McCormick), Frederick Schauer; Neil MacCormick's legal positivism, Vittorio Villa. Part II Institutions and Justice: Institutional theories and institutions of law: on Neil MacCormick's savoury blend of legal institutionalism, Massimo La Torre; Institutions and aims, Victor Tadros; What is a legal transaction?, Jaap Hage. Part III Criminal Law: A comment on personality and corporate crime, Nils Jareborg; Criminal law and civil peace, Magnus Ulväng. Part IV The Methodology of Jurisprudence: Methodology and the articulation of insight: some lessons from MacCormick's Institutions of Law, Andrew Halpin; Is bad law still law? Is bad law really law?, Julie Dickson. Part V Reply: Concluding for institutionalism, Neil MacCormick; Index.

About the Editor: Maksymilian Del Mar is a doctoral candidate at the School of Law, University of Edinburgh and Swiss National Science Foundation Researcher in the Institute for the Sociology of Mass Communication at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Zenon Bankowski is Professor of Legal Theory at the School of Law, University of Edinburgh, UK.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherAshgate Publishing
Number of pages216
ISBN (Print)9780754677086
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Publication series

NameEdinburgh Centre for Law and Society


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