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The use of vague language in law and adjudication

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Vagueness in the language of the law leads to indeterminacies in some (not in all) of the requirements of the law. This thesis supports that 'indeterminacy claim', and explores its consequences for understanding law and adjudication. I elaborate the indeterminacy claim with a categorical claim that vagueness is ineliminable from law, and with a more tentative claim that indeterminacies in the application of vague language are not trivial or marginal. The indeterminacy claim is defended aga...

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University of Oxford
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Publication date:
1997
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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polonsky:6:6

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