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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|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
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About the Author
Professor Neil Duxbury is a Reader in Law at the University of Manchester.
Table of ContentsAcknowledgements
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