Patterns of American Jurisprudence

Patterns of American Jurisprudence

by Neil Duxbury


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This unique study offers a comprehensive analysis of American jurisprudence from its emergence in the later stages of the nineteenth century to the present day. The author argues that it is a mistake to view American jurisprudence as a collection of movements and schools which have emerged in opposition to each other. By offering a highly original analysis of legal formalism, legal realism, policy science, process jurisprudence, law and economics, and critical legal studies, he demonstrates that American jurisprudence has evolved as a collection of themes which reflect broader American intellectual and cultural concerns.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198258506
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 08/24/1995
Pages: 536
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.44(d)

About the Author

Professor Neil Duxbury is a Reader in Law at the University of Manchester.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Jurisprudence as Intellectual History
1. The Challenge of Formalism
2. The Evolution of a Mood
3. Lawyers for the Future
4. Finding Faith in Reason
5. Economics in Law
6. Uses of Critique

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