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Policies, Principles, Rights and Interpretation: Dworkin’s Theory of Adjudication

  • Ian McLeod
Part of the Macmillan Law Masters book series


You will recall from the end of Chapter 4 that Ronald Dworkin (b. 1931), an American working in both England and America, is one of the most significant critics of Hart’s concept of law. We will consider Dworkin’s theory in three main stages, namely the inadequacy of viewing law as a system of rules, the importance of individual rights, and the idea that law is essentially an interpretive process, but before doing so three matters may usefully be emphasized.


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© Thomas Ian McLeod 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ian McLeod
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  1. 1.Department of LawLondon Guildhall UniversityUK

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