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Law and modern society

Responsibility P.S. Atiyah
Series OPUS
Material Type Book
Edition 2nd ed
Publisher Oxford : Oxford University Press
Year 1995
Language English
Size viii, 229 p. ; 20 cm
Abstract The law in a modern society is a bulky and complex instrument, with a tendency to become less fixed, less rule-oriented, and more discretionary. An institution made by men for the government of men, t...e law today can all too readily confuse and dismay us. How and why is so much new law made? By what right does a judge order that a man be sent to jail? Why is so much law so bad, and why should we, the people, accept the laws made by those who claim the right to govern us?In this lucid, stimulating and completely updated survey which presupposes no specialist knowledge of the subject, P. S. Atiyah introduces the reader to a number of fundamental issues about the law, the legal profession, and the adjudicative process. This new edition gives greater emphasis to the effect of membership of the European Community on English law, and gives an expanded account of the European convention on Human Rights with its subsequent effects on English law. Atiyah also looks at the recent controversy over the independence of the judiciary, problems arising from the cost of legal services and legal aid, and the many appalling miscarriages of justice which have disfigured the legal system in the past decade. show more


Central Library 4C_1‐135 068152195012565 B 00/A/49-2 1995

Bibliographic details

Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. [219]-225) and index
Authors *Atiyah, P. S. (Patrick Selim), 1931-
Subjects LCSH:Law -- Great Britain  All Subject Search
LCSH:Lawyers -- Great Britain  All Subject Search
LCSH:Courts -- Great Britain  All Subject Search
Classification NDC9:322.933
ID 1000140489
ISBN 0192892673
NCID BA25847354
Vol ISBN:0192892673
Created Date 2009.09.11
Modified Date 2009.09.11

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