Mixed Legal Systems East and West

Author: Vernon Valentine Palmer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317095383
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Advancing legal scholarship in the area of mixed legal systems, as well as comparative law more generally, this book expands the comparative study of the world’s legal families to those of jurisdictions containing not only mixtures of common and civil law, but also to those mixing Islamic and/or traditional legal systems with those derived from common and/or civil law traditions. With contributions from leading experts in their fields, the book takes us far beyond the usual focus of comparative law with analysis of a broad range of countries, including relatively neglected and under-researched areas. The discussion is situated within the broader context of the ongoing development and evolution of mixed legal systems against the continuing tides of globalization on the one hand, and on the other hand the emergence of Islamic governments in some parts of the Middle East, the calls for a legal status for Islamic law in some European countries, and the increasing focus on traditional and customary norms of governance in post-colonial contexts. This book will be an invaluable source for students and researchers working in the areas of comparative law, legal pluralism, the evolution of mixed legal systems, and the impact of colonialism on contemporary legal systems. It will also be an important resource for policy-makers and analysts.

A Study of Mixed Legal Systems Endangered Entrenched or Blended

Author: Sue Farran
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317186494
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A Study of Mixed Legal Systems: Endangered, Entrenched, or Blended takes the reader on a fascinating voyage of discovery. It includes case studies of a number of systems from across the globe: Cyprus, Guyana, Jersey, Mauritius, Philippines, Quebec, St Lucia, Scotland, and Seychelles. Each combines its legal legacies in novel ways. Large and small, in Europe and beyond, some are sovereign, some part of larger political units. Some are monolingual, some bilingual, some multilingual. Along with an analytical introduction and conclusion, the chapters explore the manner in which the elements of these mixed systems may be seen to be ’entrenched’, ’endangered’, or ’blended’. It explores how this process of legal change happens, questions whether some systems are at greater risk than others, and details the strategies that have been adopted to accelerate or counteract change. The studies involve consideration of the colourful histories of the jurisdictions, of their complex relationships to parent legal systems and traditions, and of language, legal education and legal actors. The volume also considers whether the experiences of these systems can tell us something about legal mixtures and movements generally. Indeed, the volume will be helpful both for scholars and students with a special interest in mixed legal systems as well as anyone interested in comparative law and legal history, in the diversity and dynamism of law.

The Diffusion of Law

Author: Professor Sue Farran
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1472460405
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This collection contributes to the wider theoretical debate concerning the movement of law and legal norms by engaging with concrete examples of legal diffusion in jurisdictions as diverse as Albania, the Czech Republic, Poland and Kuwait. The volume is international, multi-disciplinary and multi-methodological in approach and brings together scholars from law and social science with experience in mixed and hybrid jurisdictions. The book provides timely new insights and a comprehensive illustration of the theoretical debates concerning the diffusion of laws and norms in terms of both process and form.

Was bedeutet Souver nit t

Author: Ulrich Haltern
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161492037
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English summary: The notion of sovereignty seems to have lost much of its plausibility in national and transnational thought. Ulrich Haltern reminds us, however, of the tenacity of sovereignty. In a genealogical and cultural study, he shows that sovereignty continues to shape our ideas of law and of political issues; it is the interface between law and violence, making it a key term in describing the world of law, politics and ourselves. The author begins by dealing with the story of progress in international law. He studies the development of Catholic and Protestant sovereignty and in doing so examines issues pertaining to the Christian legacy, the will of the voting public and sovereignty as a metaphysical promise of political thought and human dignity. He then does a detailed study of sovereignty in (German) international law and in European Community law. German description: Der Begriff der Souveranitat scheint heute viel von seiner Plausibilitat fur das Denken von staatlicher und uberstaatlicher Gemeinschaft eingebusst zu haben. Ulrich Haltern zeigt jedoch anhand einer genealogischen Untersuchung, dass Souveranitat nach wie vor unsere Vorstellungen des Rechts und des Politischen intensiv pragt; sie ist eine Schnittstelle von Recht und Gewalt. Dadurch wird Souveranitat zum Schlusselbegriff in der Beschreibung der Welt des Rechts, der Politik und unserer selbst. Der Autor geht zunachst der volkerrechtlichen Erzahlung vom Fortschritt nach. Er untersucht die Entwicklung der katholischen und protestantischen Souveranitat und geht dabei auf Fragen nach dem christlichen Erbe, dem Willen des Volkssouverans, der Souveranitat als metaphysisches Versprechen des Politischen und der Menschenwurde ein. Detailliert untersucht er darauf die Souveranitat im (deutschen) Volkerrecht und die Souveranitat im Europarecht.

Der Kampf ums Recht

Author: Rudolf von Jhering
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 9925034450
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Nachdruck des Originals von 1894.