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Political Jurisprudence

Martin Loughlin


Political jurisprudence is the branch of jurisprudence that treats law as an aspect of human experience called ‘the political’. This is an approach that many contemporary jurists, those whose work presupposes the autonomy of legal order, tend to suppress. In this book, Martin Loughlin assesses the contribution made by political jurists and explains its contemporary significance. Political jurists maintain that the essential characteristics of modern legal order can only be revealed by considering how political authority is constituted. The political is orientated to the fact that people are or ... More

Keywords: political, jurisprudence, political right, public law, law, legality, superlegality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198810223
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198810223.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Martin Loughlin, author
Professor of Public Law, London School of Economics & Political Science