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Institutions of law: an essay in legal theory neil maccormick abstract this book offers an original account of the nature of law and legal systems in the. This collection of original essays brings together leading legal historians and theorists to explore the oft-neglected but important relationship between these. Perspectives of law: legal positivism theory ano oworkin's theory introduction major legal theorist in the jurisprudential field of 'legal positivism', hla hart.
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