An Introduction to Legal Theory
Dr Luca Siliquini-Cinelli, Lecturer in Law, University of Dundee Understanding Jurisprudence is a solid, authoritative, and easy-to-read textbook which offers a comprehensive discussion of jurisprudence.
Professor Mauro Zamboni, Stockholm University This is an excellent book for law students which provides a well-structured and deep analysis of the major legal theories.
Daniel Bansal, Lecturer in Law, University of Leicester Wacks has a remarkable ability to convey difficult concepts and ideas without distorting their meaning.
Stephen Guest, Emeritus Professor of Legal Philosophy, University College London An admirably clear, extremely helpful, and accurate introduction to this formidable subject. The elegance of the writing and the breadth of knowledge - displayed here in such an easily accessible form - make it essential reading for every student of jurisprudence.
Professor Raymond Wacks has taught jurisprudence around the world for over thirty years. He has published more than twenty books and numerous articles on legal philosophy, the right of privacy, and human and animal rights. His books have been translated into several languages including Arabic, Greek, Turkish, Chinese, Italian, Indonesian, Japanese, Thai, and Georgian.
1. What's it all about? 2. Natural law and morality 3. Classical legal positivism 4. Modern legal positivism 5. Dworkin and law's moral claims 6. Legal realism 7. Law and social theory 8. Historical and anthropological jurisprudence 9. Theories of justice 10. Rights 11. Why obey the law? 12. Why punish? 13. Critical legal theory 14. Feminist theory