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Law before Government: Ideology and Aspiration

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The extended notion of law evoked by the concept of legal pluralism has been subjected to powerful anthropological critiques. Simon Roberts, among others, has argued that law should be kept analytically distinct from forms of negotiated order. His persuasive argument in favour of a link between law and government, however, shuts the door on examples of law which arise before, or apart from, government, but which are nevertheless not negotiated orders. Law, it is argued here, can be identified...

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10.1093/ojls/gqq016

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Law
Role:
Author
Journal:
OXFORD JOURNAL OF LEGAL STUDIES
Volume:
30
Issue:
2
Pages:
207-228
Publication date:
2010-01-01
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EISSN:
1464-3820
ISSN:
0143-6503
Source identifiers:
299705
Language:
English
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pubs:299705
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uuid:feb861cc-5c1e-4141-b6de-7dd0f0bff637
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pubs:299705
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2014-08-16

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