Duxbury, Neil (2007) The Basic Norm: an unsolved murder mystery. LSE law, society and economy working papers, 17-2007. Department of Law, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.
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Near the end of his life, Hans Kelsen did away with the conception of the Basic Norm which he had defended so vigorously throughout his career and formulated a new version which was less well suited to his objective of demonstrating that law is genuinely scientific. Why did he do this? This short essay suggests an answer: that his final version of the Basic Norm followed logically from his understanding of how legal norms connect with human volition.
|Item Type:||Monograph (Working Paper)|
|Additional Information:||© 2007 The Author|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||legal and social theory|
|Library of Congress subject classification:||H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
K Law > K Law (General)
|Sets:||Departments > Law|
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