Understanding and Explaining Adjudication

Hardcover | July 1, 1999

byWilliam Lucy

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Explaining and Understanding Adjudication is the first book that attempts to analyse and define the methodology and values of contemporary accounts of adjudication, which can be divided into orthodox philosophies on the one hand and heretical accounts on the other. The author offers anincisive and original analysis of how these supposedly incompatible accounts actually differ. Through an evaluation of Neil MacCormick, Joseph Raz and Ronald Dworkin as the principal exponents of the orthodoxy and Duncan Kennedy and Roberto Unger providing the heretical accounts, William Lucyargues that there are few important differences between the two. Rather, the author concludes, both theories have acute problems in relation to the methodology and values they apply in interpreting adjudication.

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Explaining and Understanding Adjudication is the first book that attempts to analyse and define the methodology and values of contemporary accounts of adjudication, which can be divided into orthodox philosophies on the one hand and heretical accounts on the other. The author offers anincisive and original analysis of how these suppos...

William Lucy is Professor of Law, University of Manchester

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Format:HardcoverPublished:July 1, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198260253

ISBN - 13:9780198260257

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements1. IntroductionPART I2. Constructing and Criticising the Orthodoxy3. The Sovereign Individual4. Adjudication for PluralistsPART II5. Constructing the Heresy6. The Sovereign Structure7. Adjudication for Visionaries8. ConclusionIndex

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`Lucy's text is carefully argued, and displays an impressively wide knowledge of the literature in a variety of fields. The book is a very welcome and highly valuable addition to jurisprudence of adjudication.'Brian Bix Modern Law Review, November 2000