Understanding Jurisprudence

Understanding Jurisprudence : An Introduction to Legal Theory

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Understanding Jurisprudence provides an illuminating and engaging introduction to the central questions of legal theory. It is the perfect starting point for those new to the subject.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 172 x 247 x 20mm | 654g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • 0198806019
  • 9780198806011
  • 553,555

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Understanding Jurisprudence is a juristic gem that sparkles with insight and shines with clarity, shedding light on numerous challenging topics in a lucidly accessible style. It is an indispensable resource for student and scholar alike, and is a rarity-an academic text that is actually a pleasure to read! * William MacNeil, The Honourable John Dowd Chair in Law, Dean & Head of the School of Law and Justice, Southern Cross University, Australia. * An excellent text which explains complex and difficult ideas in an accessible way. * Christopher Essert, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Queen's University, Ontario * The plentiful discussion topics and Wacks' delightful style make this an impressive read. * William A. Edmundson, Regents' Professor of Law and of Philosophy, Georgia State University, Atlanta * An admirably clear, extremely helpful, and accurate introduction to this formidable subject. The elegance of the writing and the breadth of knowledge - displayed here in such an easily accessible form - make it essential reading for every student of Jurisprudence. * Stephen Guest, Emeritus Professor of Legal Philosophy, University College London * Wacks has a remarkable ability to convey difficult concepts and ideas without distorting their meaning. * Daniel Bansal, Lecturer in Law, Coventry University *show more

About Raymond Wacks

Professor Raymond Wacks has taught jurisprudence around the world for over thirty years. He has published more than twenty books and numerous articles on legal philosophy, the right of privacy, and human and animal rights. His books have been translated into several languages including Arabic, Greek, Chinese, Italian, Indonesian, Japanese, Thai, and Georgian.show more