Perspectives on Jurisprudence
Essays in Honor of Jes Bjarup

Edited By Peter Wahlgren
August 2005
Stockholm University
ISBN: 918514262X
622 pages, 6 " x 9 "
$187.50 Hardcover


Jurisprudence is a generic term denoting the science and philosophy of law. In this respect, the word, "jurisprudence" is often used to distinguish studies focusing on aspects of legal form and method from investigations concentration on the content of the law, i.e. substantive law issues. In the Scandinavian countries, the latter often are referred to as studies in legal dogmatics. In the Scandinavian legal education, jurisprudence is a compulsory subject for most legal degrees.

In the academic curricula, the discipline is referred to as the "General Theory of Law." Not surprisingly, its content and objectives are often discussed. The argumentation at times has been intense, as advocates for the various theories articulate different opinions as to the true nature of law, along with accompanying convictions what are, can and should be considered acceptable legal methods. This 48th volume of the Scandinavian Studies in Law has been dedicated to honor Professor Jes Bjarup on the occasion of his retirement from the chair in Jurisprudence at the Stockholm University Law Faculty in January 2005.

Scandinvian Studies in Law, Vol. 48

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