Fully updated and revised by James Penner and Emmanuel Melissaris, McCoubrey & White's Textbook on Jurisprudence clearly breaks down the complexities of this often daunting yet fascinating subject. Sophisticated ideas are explained concisely and with clarity, ensuring the reader is aware of the subtleties of the subject yet not overwhelmed.
With chapters dedicated to both key concepts and leading theorists, this text takes a wide-ranging look at jurisprudence and places central ideas in context. In particular this text centres around one of the leading theorists, H.L.A Hart, and considers the landscape of jurisprudence in relation to his seminal The Concept of Law, looking at the key ideas which influenced him and considering the response to his work. Coverage of post-modern and feminist legal theory is also included, alongside
discussion of key theorists such as Hobbes, Kant, and Rawls.
Logically organised to support the topics commonly taught on jurisprudence and legal theory courses, this text provides an easy-to-follow and digestible account of this wide-ranging subject, making it the ideal companion text for further reading and research throughout your course.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 500 g
Dimensions: 246 x 175 x 16 mm
Edition: 5th Revised edition
Review from previous edition This title is clearly written, well-researched, well laid out and of great value to students. I consider this to be an excellent undergraduate textbook which I have no hesitation in recommending to my students. * Barry Collins, Lecturer in Law, University of East London *
A useful and clear book that will underpin a jurisprudence course * Sue Warnock, Lecturer in Law, Bournemouth University *