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What is Hart's distinction between primary and secondary rules? What are the advantages of secondary rules?

Explain in detail Hart's refutation of Austin's definition of law, the "law as coercive orders" view.

What is a legal system for Hart and what does it have to do with secondary rules?

What is formalism? What is rule-skepticism? What is Hart's compromise between the two views?

Explain three ways in which law and morality are related as described in the book. Which do you think is the most plausible? Which is the least? Be sure to include an explanation of Hart's account of the distinctiveness of moral rules in your answer.

What is legal positivism? What is natural law theory? What is the minimum content of natural law? (List at least five properties of it.) Which theory is most plausible to you?

Why is international law problematic...

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