Rule of law, legal theory, conventionalism, natural law, legal positivism, law and morals, constitutionalism
This paper explores the social science concept of conventions as a way of understanding law that would bridge the enduring gap between natural law and legal positivist legal theories. It further finds in the conventionalist approach a promising account of the rule of law—both in how it may be characterized and in how it can be assessed in particular legal systems.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Reynolds, Noel B., "The Union of Legal and Political Theory" (1986). Faculty Publications. 1463.
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
Copyright Noel B Reynolds Draft February 25, 2010 (originally presented Spring 1986 in the legal theory seminar of the Law School, University of Edinburgh)
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