- Tapa blanda: 192 páginas
- Editor: OUP Oxford (27 de marzo de 2008)
- Colección: Very Short Introductions
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 0199214964
- ISBN-13: 978-0199214969
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Law: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 27 mar 2008
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Law underlies our society - it protects our rights, imposes duties on each of us, and establishes a framework for the conduct of almost every social, political, and economic activity. The punishment of crime, compensation of the injured, and the enforcement of contracts are merely some of the tasks of a modern legal system. It also strives to achieve justice, promote freedom, and protect our security.
The result is a system that, while it touches all of our daily lives, is properly understood by only a few, with its impenetrable jargon, obsolete procedures, and interminable stream of Byzantine statutes and judgments of the courts.
This clear, jargon-free Very Short Introduction aims to redress that balance, as it introduces the essentials of law and legal systems in a lively, accessible, and stimulating manner. Explaining the main concepts, terms, and processes of the legal system, it focuses on the Western tradition (the common law and the civil law), but also includes discussions of other legal systems, such as customary law and Islamic law. And it looks to the future too, as globalization and rapid advances in technology place increasing strain on our current legal system.
ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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Raymond Wacks is Emeritus Professor of Law and Legal Theory at the University of Hong Kong. His areas of interest are legal theory, privacy, and human rights, and he has published numerous books and articles on various aspects of law, including Jurisprudence (Blackstone Press, 5th edn), which is used by students worldwide; Understanding Jurisprudence: An Introduction to Legal Theory (OUP, 2005); and Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction. He has appeared on BBC television, and CNN and BBC radio, and has written for publications such as The Times, the New Statesman, and The Spectator.
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Raymond Wacks does a more than admirable job in providing an overview of all known existent legal systems, even including brief excursions into various examples of tribal law. A British professor, his greatest strength resides in his mastery of the nuances of so-called star decisions in the forms of English common law that also obtain in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, and other former British colonies and territories. At the writing of this book he resided and taught in Italy, the origin of the Civil Law that governs Western Europe and Latin America.
He writes with great understanding and humor (such as his British dry wit will allow), and not at all as a Cliff Notes expositor might. While he provides an overview, he goes beyond mere fact and really offers a solid treatise on the subject of Law itself. Highly recommended! I'd give it five stars, but feel stingy this morning.