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Aboriginal Societies and the Common LawA History of Sovereignty, Status, and Self-Determination

Aboriginal Societies and the Common Law: A History of Sovereignty, Status, and Self-Determination

P.G. McHugh

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198252481
eISBN:
9780191710438
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198252481.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Legal History

This book describes the encounter between the common law legal system and the tribal peoples of North America and Australasia. It is a history of the role of anglophone law in managing relations ... More

Acoustic JurisprudenceListening to the Trial of Simon Bikindi

Acoustic Jurisprudence: Listening to the Trial of Simon Bikindi

James E K Parker

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198735809
eISBN:
9780191799778
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198735809.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Philosophy of Law

Between September 2006 and December 2008, Simon Bikindi stood trial at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), accused of inciting genocide with his songs. Bikindi’s trial was ... More

Act and CrimeThe Philosophy of Action and its Implications for Criminal Law

Act and Crime: The Philosophy of Action and its Implications for Criminal Law

Michael S. Moore

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199599509
eISBN:
9780191594656
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599509.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This book seeks illumination of three aspects of Anglo-American criminal law by the philosophy of action. These are, first, the general requirement that an accused perform some voluntary act before ... More

Allowing for ExceptionsA Theory of Defences and Defeasibility in Law

Allowing for Exceptions: A Theory of Defences and Defeasibility in Law

Luís Duarte d'Almeida

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199685783
eISBN:
9780191765766
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685783.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

You find yourself in a court of law, accused of having hit someone. What can you say to avoid conviction? One thing you can do is simply to deny the accusation: ‘No’, you claim, ‘I didn’t do it.’ But ... More

The Anthropology of Law

The Anthropology of Law

Fernanda Pirie

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199696840
eISBN:
9780191751110
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696840.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Philosophy of Law

Questions about the nature of law, its relationship with custom, and the distinctive form of legal rules, categories, and reasoning, are placed at the centre of this book. The book considers ... More

AuthoritiesConflicts, Cooperation, and Transnational Legal Theory

Authorities: Conflicts, Cooperation, and Transnational Legal Theory

Nicole Roughan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199671410
eISBN:
9780191751783
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671410.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This book offers a novel theory of legitimate authority to explain interactions and relationships between state, transnational, international, or other pluralist legal orders. It argues that such ... More

The Authority of International LawObedience, Respect, and Rebuttal

The Authority of International Law: Obedience, Respect, and Rebuttal

Basak Çali

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199685097
eISBN:
9780191765377
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685097.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Philosophy of Law

This book tackles an old, but ever relevant question: does international law enjoy legal authority over domestic orders? If so, what is the form and extent of the authority of international law? The ... More

The authority of lawEssays on law and morality

The authority of law: Essays on law and morality

Joseph Raz

Published in print:
1979
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198253457
eISBN:
9780191681400
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198253457.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This revised edition of one of the classic works of modern legal philosophy, first published in 1979, represents the author's contribution which has had an enduring influence on philosophical work on ... More

The Autonomy of LawEssays on Legal Positivism

The Autonomy of Law: Essays on Legal Positivism

Robert P. George (ed.)

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198267904
eISBN:
9780191683404
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267904.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This collection of original essays from distinguished legal philosophers offers a challenging assessment of the nature and viability of legal positivism, an approach to legal theory that continues to ... More

Being and OwningThe Body, Bodily Material, and the Law

Being and Owning: The Body, Bodily Material, and the Law

Jesse Wall

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198727989
eISBN:
9780191794285
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727989.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Human Rights and Immigration

When part of a person’s body is separated from them, or when a person dies, it is unclear what legal status the item of bodily material ought to obtain. This book develops a way for the law to ... More

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