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My Very Own Mother's Day: A Book of Cooking and Crafts

by Robin West

There are all kinds of ways to show your mother how much you love her. This Mother's Day, make her a bouquet of Fancy Flowers or string together some Oodles-of-Noodles Jewelry. Then whip up a Dirty but Delicious Shake or a Delights of the Garden Quiche. Mother's Day will be here before you know it, so get started! Safe cooking tips, a glossary of cooking terms, a recipe index and a complete index add to the usefulness of this book.

Normative Jurisprudence

by Robin West

Normative Jurisprudence aims to reinvigorate normative legal scholarship that both criticizes positive law and suggests reforms for it, on the basis of stated moral values and legalistic ideals. It looks sequentially and in detail at the three major traditions in jurisprudence - natural law, legal positivism and critical legal studies - that have in the past provided philosophical foundations for just such normative scholarship. Over the last fifty years or so, all of these traditions, although for different reasons, have taken a number of different turns - toward empirical analysis, conceptual analysis or Foucaultian critique - and away from straightforward normative criticism. As a result, normative legal scholarship - scholarship that is aimed at criticism and reform - is now lacking a foundation in jurisprudential thought. The book criticizes those developments and suggests a return, albeit with different and in many ways larger challenges, to this traditional understanding of the purpose of legal scholarship.

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