Legal Interpretivism

[Revised entry by Nicos Stavropoulos on April 29, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Interpretivism about law offers a philosophical explanation of how institutional practice - the legally
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[Revised entry by Nicos Stavropoulos on April 29, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Interpretivism about law offers a philosophical explanation of how institutional practice - the legally significant action and practices of political institutions - modifies legal rights and obligations. Its core claim is that the way in which institutional practice affects the law is determined by certain principles that explain why the practice should have that role. Interpretation of the...

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