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Law, Norms, and Authority

By George C. Christie (NHC Fellow, 1980–81)


London: Duckworth, 1982

From the publisher’s description:

To what extent can legal decisions be objective and fair, and how far does government depend on the law for its legitimacy? This concise analytical book examines the theory of both individual and political justice, concluding that many modern legal philosophers have undermined the prestige of the law by exaggerated claims in its defence. This is a basic book in jurisprudence.

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Christie, George C. (NHC Fellow, 1980–81). Law, Norms, and Authority. London: Duckworth, 1982.