|1st Week||Necessity of the law|
|2nd Week||Concept of the law|
|3rd Week||Functions of the law|
|4th Week||Sources of the law|
|5th Week||Branches of the law|
|6th Week||Concept of the “right”|
|7th Week||Basic concepts of the private law|
|8th Week||Civil Law|
|10th Week||Basic concepts of the public law|
|11th Week||State, sovereignty and law|
|13th Week||Democracy and Law|
|14th Week||General evaluation|
As its title suggests, this book deals with the basics of law, though it also contains many elements drawn from legal theory and philosophy.
Who will this book be important for? I see many different groups ofreaders who should be interested. The book is, of course, highly relevant and useful for newcomers to the law. Here they will read and learn about the important principles of law. But it will also be valuable for experienced lawyers who every so often wish to return to the basics, the sources as it were, and to measure their concepts of the law with these basic considerations. Given the vast field of law, it is fascinating –and indeed reassuring– to see that certain basic principles apply to all fields of law. In addition, I believe that this book will provide stimulating reading for laypersons who wish to see what ‘law is all about’.