Normative texts are meant to be highly impersonal and decontextualised, yet at the same time they also deal with a range of human behaviour that is difficult to predict, which means they have to have a very high degree of determinacy on the one hand, and all-inclusiveness on the other. This poses a dilemma for the writer and interpreter of normative texts. The author of such texts must be determinate and vague at the same time, depending upon to what extent he or she can predict every conceivable contingency that may arise ...

Vagueness in Normative Texts 2005, Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften, Bern

ISBN-13: 9783039106530

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