Phil Harris's An Introduction to Law (Law in Context) PDF

By Phil Harris

ISBN-10: 0521697964

ISBN-13: 9780521697965

Because the book of its first version, this textbook has develop into the definitive scholar advent to the topic. As with prior versions, the 7th variation supplies a transparent realizing of basic felony ideas and their value inside society. moreover, this ebook addresses the ways that principles and the buildings of legislations reply to and effect upon alterations in fiscal and political existence. The identify has been broadly up to date and explores fresh excessive profile advancements akin to the Civil Partnership Act 2005 and the Racial and non secular Hatred invoice. This introductory textual content covers a variety of issues in a transparent, brilliant style giving complete context to every. as a result An creation to legislation is perfect for all scholars of legislation, be they undergraduate legislation scholars, these learning legislations as a part of a combined measure, or scholars on social sciences classes which provide legislations suggestions.

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11 12 An Introduction to Law religion, partly through the necessity for legal formalities. Divorce, too, can only be obtained through legal channels, and of course the law prohibits multiple (polygamous) marital relationships through the law on bigamy. The rights and obligations of members of the family, as spouses and parents, are defined through law, and there is provision, through the Children Act 1989, for removing children from unsuitable homes with their natural parents and placing them in the care of local authorities or with foster parents.

These ‘primary’ rules, which might contain rules approximating to basic criminallaw rules but which might also impose what we would call civil-law duties (akin to duties contained in the law of tort – see chapter 9), could conceivably comprise the only rules within a social group; but, Hart argues, in a developed and complex society, these ‘primary’ rules will give rise to certain problems which will have to be dealt with by means of additional, ‘secondary’ rules. The first problem with such a simple code is that there will be no settled procedure for resolving doubts as to the nature and authority of an apparently ‘legal’ rule.

Thus we saw the privatisation of the telecommunications, water, rail transport, electricity and gas industries in line with the government’s commitment to a return to a national economy based substantially upon free private enterprise. Since the election of the first New Labour government in 1997, there has been a continuation of such policies, such as a proposal to extend privatisation to the air traffic control service. It is not altogether surprising that state intervention along these lines is often highly controversial.

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