- J. E. PennerJ. E. PennerProfessor of Law, University College London
- and E. MelissarisE. MelissarisSenior Lecturer in Law, London School of Economics
This chapter explores classical positivism. The discussions cover Bentham’s concept of jurisprudence; Bentham and Austin’s command theory of law; the attachment of sanctions; Kelsen’s pure theory of law; and the significance of classical positivist theories.