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critical legal studies

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A left-leaning movement, critical of legal liberalism, which was especially strong in the USA in the 1980s. It draws variously on Marxism, feminism, postmodernism and even American Legal...

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historical jurisprudence

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Historical jurisprudence was an influential school of jurisprudence in the nineteenth century, but one that currently has few adherents. It offered broad claims about the relationship of...

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jurisprudence

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The theoretical analysis of legal issues at the highest level of abstraction. Jurisprudence may be distinguished from both legal theory and the philosophy of law by its concern...

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legal theory

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The philosophical analysis of law and legal systems. It attempts to bring consistency to the myriad complexities of law and answer analytical questions such as ‘What is law?’ and ‘How ...

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positivist school of criminology

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One of the two major schools of criminology. In contrast to the classical school, which assumes that criminal acts are the product of free choice and rational calculation, the positivist...

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postmodernist legal thought

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Postmodernism is best understood as a broad, multidisciplinary assault on the values of the Enlightenment, especially its ideal of objective human knowledge achieved through the exercise of...

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socialist legalism

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The Marxist legal theory that laws are instrumental but temporary, and subservient to the collective political will, but they are necessary to advance the state towards socialism, and can...

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sociology of law

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Study of the interrelationships between society and law, including such institutions and processes as courts and law enforcement. Sociologists focus on the influence on law of macro...

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