Readership: Scholars and students of jurisprudence, legal theory and legal, social and political philosophy.
Neil MacCormick, Formerly Regius Professor of Public Law and the Law of Nature and Nations, the University of Edinburgh
"MacCormick's general theory of law finds his most detailed expression in Institutions of Law. This book...is an elucidation of the concept of law as a kind of institutional normative order realised prominently...in the modern state."
Part I: Norm, Institution and Order
1: On Normative Order
2: On Institutional Order
3: Law and the Constitutional State
4: A Problem: Rules or Habits?
Part II: Legal Positions and Relations
5: On Persons
6: Wrongs and Duties
7: Rights and Obligations
8: Legal Relations and Things: Property
9: Legal Powers and Validity
Part III: Law State and Civil Society
10: Powers and Public Law: Law and Politics
11: Constraints on Power: Fundamental Rights
12: Criminal Law and Civil Society: Law and Morality
13: Private Law and Civil Society: Law and Economy
Part IV: Law, Value and Method
14: Positive Law and Moral Autonomy
15: On Law and Justice
16: Laws and Values: Reflections on Method