Juristic Concept of the Validity of Statutory Law

A Critique of Contemporary Legal Nonpositivism

Authors: Grabowski, Andrzej

  • The first study devoted to the postpositivist conception of the validity of statutory law, based on a critical analysis of all the basic theories of legal validity elaborated up to now
  • The first English-language monograph on the contemporary German nonpositivist conception of law developed by Ralf Dreier and Robert Alexy
  • An innovative model of validity discourse, characteristic for the systems of statutory law, that introduces the concept of the juristic presumption of the validity of legal norms
  • Presents the theory of the validity of statutory legal norms, aimed at the practice of law, in particular the jurisdiction of the constitutional courts
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This book presents the theory of the validity of legal norms, aimed at the practice of law, in particular the jurisdiction of the constitutional courts. The postpositivist concept of the validity of statutory law, grounded on a critical analysis of the basic theories of legal validity elaborated up to now, is introduced. In the first part of the book a contemporary German nonpositivist conception of law developed by Ralf Dreier and Robert Alexy is analysed in order to answer the question whether the juristic concept of legal validity should include moral standards or criteria. In the second part, a postpositivist concept of legal validity and an innovative model of validity discourse, based on the juristic presumption of the validity of legal norms, are proposed. The book is a work on analytical legal theory, written from a postpositivist, detached point of view.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Grabowski, Andrzej

    Pages 1-8

  • The Nonpositivist Concept of Law

    Grabowski, Andrzej

    Pages 11-22

  • Argumentation for the Nonpositivist Concept of Law

    Grabowski, Andrzej

    Pages 23-59

  • Critique of Nonpositivist Argumentation

    Grabowski, Andrzej

    Pages 61-191

  • The Nonpositivist Conception of Law and the Juristic Concept of the Validity of Law

    Grabowski, Andrzej

    Pages 193-213

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eBook $179.00
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Hardcover $229.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-44192-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Juristic Concept of the Validity of Statutory Law
Book Subtitle
A Critique of Contemporary Legal Nonpositivism
Authors
Translated by
Kieltyka, M.
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-27688-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-27688-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-27687-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-44192-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 595
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