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Widely regarded as the most important legal theorist of the twentieth century, Hans Kelsen is best known for his formulation of the "pure theory of law"--within which the study of international law was his special field of work. The present volume, General Theory of Law and State, first published in 1945, allowed Kelsen to adjust his pure theory of law to American circumstances after World War II. It also afforded him the opportunity to present to English-speaking readers his latest ideas on the supremacy of international law. The volume is divided into two parts: the first devoted to law, the second to the state. Together these topics constitute the most systematic and comprehensive exposition of Kelsen's jurisprudence. The volume is not only a compendium of Kelsen's lifework up to that time; it is also an extension of his theories "to embrace the problems and institutions of English and American law as well as those of the Civil Law countries." Indeed, references to Continental European law are minimal compared with examples, scattered throughout the text, taken from the U.S. Constitution and several American court cases. This is more than a concession to American readers; it signifies that Kelsen's legal theory is truly general in that it accounts for the Common Law as well as the Civil Law. A systematic treatise on jurisprudence, General Theory of Law and State is a substantial reformulation of Kelsen's ideas articulated in several of his previous books, written in German. The juridical principles put forth by the most important legal theorist of the twentieth century remain of great value. This volume will be read by legal scholars, political scientists, and intellectual historians.

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Widely regarded as the most important legal theorist of the 20th century, Hans Kelsen is best known for his formulation of the "pure theory of law." This volume, first published in 1949 by Harvard U. Press, allowed Kelsen to adjust his pure theory of law to American circumstances after World War II and to present to English-speaking readers his ideas on the supremacy of international law. An introduction by Javier Treviño has been added to this reprint to explain Kelsen's work in the context of his times.
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Widely regarded as the most important legal theorist of the 20th century, Hans Kelsen is best known for his formulation of the "pure theory of law." This volume, first published in 1949 by Harvard U. Press, allowed Kelsen to adjust his pure theory of law to American circumstances after World War II and to present to English-speaking readers his ideas on the supremacy of international law. An introduction by Javier Treviño has been added to this reprint to explain Kelsen's work in the context of his times. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781412804943
Introduction:
Trevino, A. Javier
Publisher:
Transaction Publishers
Introduction by:
Trevino, A. Javier
Introduction:
Trevino, A. Javier
Author:
Kelsen, Hans
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Jurisprudence
Subject:
State, the
Subject:
International law
Subject:
Law : General
Series:
Law & Society Series
Publication Date:
20051231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
516
Dimensions:
8.02x5.44x1.42 in. 2.02 lbs.

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