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Understanding and Explaining Adjudication

William Lucy


This book analyses and defines the methodology and values of contemporary accounts of adjudication, which can be divided into orthodox philosophies on the one hand and heretical accounts on the other. It offers an incisive and original analysis of how these supposedly incompatible accounts actually differ. Through an evaluation of Neil MacCormick, Joseph Raz, and Ronald Dworkin as the principal exponents of the orthodoxy and Duncan Kennedy and Roberto Unger providing the heretical accounts, the book argues that there are few important differences between the two. Rather, the book concludes, bo ... More

Keywords: adjudication, Neil MacCormick, Joseph Raz, Ronald Dworkin, Duncan Kennedy, Roberto Unger, methodology, orthodox philosophies, heretical accounts

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780198260257
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260257.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William Lucy, author
University of Manchester