Austin’s theory of law was very simple, perhaps even simplistic.He proposed that law is (or laws are) the commands of a sovereign. Hart systematically dismantled this definition of law.He showed that laws are not commands and that legal systems are not based on what Austin called sovereigns.
We have also reviewed Hart's analysis on Austin's command model of the law.
Thereafter, Hart's criticisms with regards Asutin's theory.
Last week we focused on Hart's additions, amendments, 'improvements' to legal theory.
H.L.A. Hart and The Concept of Law [Part 4]
With the last post of the series we revised Hart's understanding of the relationship between law and morality, positivism and naturalism.
H.L.A. Hart and The Concept of Law [Part 5 of 5]
Today, a podcast reviewing the main elements present in The Concept of Law.