Chapter 17. Postrealism and Legal Process

  1. Dennis Patterson Professor2,3,4
  1. Neil Duxbury Professor

Published Online: 27 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444320114.ch17

A Companion to Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory, Second edition

A Companion to Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory, Second edition

How to Cite

Duxbury, N. (2010) Postrealism and Legal Process, in A Companion to Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory, Second edition (ed D. Patterson), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444320114.ch17

Editor Information

  1. 2

    European University Institute, Florence, Italy

  2. 3

    Rutgers University School of Law, Camden, New Jersey, USA

  3. 4

    Swansea University, Wales, United Kingdom

Author Information

  1. London School of Economics and Political Science, London, England, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 19 MAR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405170062

Online ISBN: 9781444320114

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Keywords:

  • postrealism and legal process;
  • modern legal theory and impact of realism;
  • policy science, form of jurisprudence - joint creations of Harold D. Lasswell;
  • Lasswell and McDougal's basic values of human dignity - coming to feature in law school curriculum;
  • tradition of American jurisprudence - “legal process” epitomizing a sense of disquiet;
  • adjudication, peculiar type of institutional activity - not to embrace policymaking;
  • Hart and Sacks' examination - institutional competence of legislatures and courts;
  • Affirmation of Principle - the question of why principles matter;
  • constitutional adjudication - exhibiting a greater degree of consistency

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Modern Legal Theory and the Impact of Realism

  • Policy Science

  • Legal Process

  • References