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Law: A Very Short Introduction

By: Publication details: United Kingdom; Oxford University Press; 27 Mar 2008Description: 144 Pages; PaperbackISBN:
  • 9780199214969
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 340.2
Summary: Law is at the heart of every society, protecting rights, imposing duties, and establishing a framework for the conduct of almost all social, political, and economic activity. Despite this, the law often seems a highly technical, perplexing mystery, with its antiquated and often impenetrable jargon, obsolete procedures, and endless stream of complex statutes and legislation. In this Very Short Introduction Raymond Wacks introduces the major branches of the law, describing what lawyers do, and how courts operate, and considers the philosophy of law and its pursuit of justice, freedom, and equality. In this second edition, Wacks locates the discipline in our contemporary world, considering the pressures of globalization and digitalisation and the nature of the law in our culture of threatened security and surveillance.
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Item type Current library Call number Status Notes Date due Barcode Item holds
Book Adult and Young Adult 15-17 Karachi In Store 340.2 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Withdrawn Not For Loan Book Bazaar PKLC000436
Book Adult and Young Adult 15-17 Karachi Law 340.2 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Available PKLC000435
Book Adult and Young Adult 15-17 Lahore Law 340.2 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Available PKLC008855
Book Adult and Young Adult 15-17 Lahore Law 340.2 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Available PKLC008856
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Law is at the heart of every society, protecting rights, imposing duties, and establishing a framework for the conduct of almost all social, political, and economic activity. Despite this, the law often seems a highly technical, perplexing mystery, with its antiquated and often impenetrable jargon, obsolete procedures, and endless stream of complex statutes and legislation. In this Very Short Introduction Raymond Wacks introduces the major branches of the law, describing what lawyers do, and how courts operate, and considers the philosophy of law and its pursuit of justice, freedom, and equality. In this second edition, Wacks locates the discipline in our contemporary world, considering the pressures of globalization and digitalisation and the nature of the law in our culture of threatened security and surveillance.

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