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The Pure Theory of Law—Science or Political Theory?

Lars Vinx

in Hans Kelsen's Pure Theory of Law: Legality and Legitimacy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199227952
eISBN:
9780191711077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227952.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter discusses Kelsen's claim that the Pure Theory of Law is a purely descriptive science of law. This Kelsenian self-understanding turns out to be questionable. Key elements of Kelsen's ... More


A Crooked Mirror: The Evolution of Illegal Alcohol Markets in Russia since the Late Socialist Period

Vadim Radaev

in The Architecture of Illegal Markets: Towards an Economic Sociology of Illegality in the Economy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198794974
eISBN:
9780191836442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794974.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, International Business

The study examines the evolution of heterogeneous illegal markets, including markets for homemade alcohol, counterfeit alcohol, and illegally manufactured alcohol in Russia. A variety of statistical ... More


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