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The Making of Legal Authority: Non-legislative Codifications in Historical and Comparative Perspective

Nils Jansen

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199588763
eISBN:
9780191723315
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588763.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Accounts of the nature of legal authority typically focus on the authority of officially sanctioned rules issued by legally recognised bodies — legislatures, courts, and regulators — that fit ... More


Discretionary Powers: A Legal Study of Official Discretion

D. J. Galligan

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198256526
eISBN:
9780191681653
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198256526.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Philosophy of Law

One noticeable feature of modern legal systems is the extent to which power is conferred upon government officials and agencies to be exercised at their discretion, according to policy ... More


What Is Doctrine?

Pierre Schlag and Amy J. Griffin

in How to Do Things with Legal Doctrine

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226726106
eISBN:
9780226726380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226726380.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

In this chapter, we seek to describe doctrine in a more meaningful way, and to do so, we provide context, structure, and terminology. Once we establish a framework, we examine both the function and ... More


Regulating Energy and Natural Resources

Barry Barton, Alastair Lucas, Lila Barrera-Hernández, and Anita Rønne (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199299874
eISBN:
9780191714931
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299874.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Democratization, globalization, and increased environmental awareness have had a profound impact on the regulation of industry in the energy and natural resources sector. This book analyses the ... More


Laws and Guidelines concerning the Prosecution of Witchcraft, Late Twelfth Century to 1885

Valerie A. Kivelson and Christine D. Worobec (eds)

in Witchcraft in Russia and Ukraine, 1000-1900: A Sourcebook

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501750649
eISBN:
9781501750670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750649.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the legislative foundations of witchcraft trials. In early modern legal systems that were cobbled together as boundaries shifted, empires expanded and incorporated new ... More


Rules and Standards

Pierre Schlag and Amy J. Griffin

in How to Do Things with Legal Doctrine

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226726106
eISBN:
9780226726380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226726380.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Much argument in modern legal systems (certainly in the American legal system) seems to be a manifestation of this stylized dispute about the relative virtues and vices of rules and standards. ... More


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