The Political Content of Legal Theory.

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  • Author(s): Green, Leslie
  • Source:
    Philosophy of the Social Sciences. Mar1987, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p1. 20p.
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    • Abstract:
      Discusses kinds of legal theory that offer competing conceptions of how political theory constrains legal theory. Schools of thought that present a shared view of the political content of legal theory; Descriptive and normative forms of legal functionalism; Examples of institutionalism found in the writings of classical positivists; View that law is part of the executive stage of social decision in any society in which it exists.