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xi, 293 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Remapping law and society in Latin America : visions and topics for a new legal cartography / César Rodríguez Garavito
  • Inequality and the subversion of the rule of law / Oscar Vilhena Vieira
  • Constitution or barbarism? : how to rethink law in "lawless" spaces / Julieta Lemaitre
  • Ineffectiveness of the law and the culture of noncompliance with rules in Latin America / Mauricio García Villegas
  • Latin American constitutionalism : social rights and the "engine room" of the constitution / Roberto Gargarella
  • The recent transformation of constitutional law in Latin America : trends and challenges / Rodrigo Uprimny
  • Constitutions in action : the impact of judicial activism on socioeconomic rights in Latin America / César Rodríguez Garavito
  • Indigenous peoples' rights and the law in Latin America / Rachel Sieder
  • The panorama of pluralist constitutionalism : from multiculturalism to decolonization / Raquel Z. Yrigoyen Fajardo
  • Autonomy and subsidiarity : the inter-American system of human rights vs. national justice systems / Victor Abramovich
  • Freedom of expression in the Americas : persistent problems and emerging challenges / Catalina Botero Marino
  • Inter-American constitutionalism : the interaction between human rights and progressive constitutional law in Latin America / Jorge Contesse
  • Judicial review and rights protection in Latin America : the debate on the regionalization of activism / Francisca Pou Giménez
  • Citizen insecurity and human rights : toward the deconstruction of the security discourse and a new criminal law / Ramiro Ávila Santamaria.
Over the past two decades, legal thought and practice in Latin America has changed dramatically: new constitutions or constitutional reforms have marked a widespread transition to democracy, fundamental institutional innovations have been introduced, and processes of globalization have had profound impacts on Latin American law. Law and Society in Latin America: A New Map offers the first systematic assessment by leading Latin American legal scholars of the momentous legal and political transformations in the region. Together with the liberalization of national economies, there has been an intensive importation of legal ideas and institutions - from the commercial and financial regulations promoted by the World Bank and World Trade Organization, to the adversarial criminal justice system inspired by the United States. Meanwhile, the globalization of human rights has had a fundamental impact - as demonstrated by the multiplication of laws, institutions, and public debates about the rights of groups that historically faced discrimination, and about the punishment of serious human rights violations committed by past or present authoritarian governments. These and other processes have not only radically altered the institutional landscape of the region, but also produced academic and practical innovations that are of global interest. Painting a portrait of the new Latin American legal thought for an international audience, Law and Society in Latin America: A New Map will be of particular interest to those studying law and Latin American studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415854047 20160616
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-5017-01
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xii, 467 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Written constitutions are an important attribute of nation states and have become a global phenomenon over the past 200 years. The process began with the revolutions in the Atlantic World, from where it spread to other regions. The present volume looks into the complex of constitutions, the fundamental values conveyed by the constitutional texts, the building and functioning of new constitutional bodies and their symbolic representation. All the authors work on the assumption that in order to fully understand the constitutional order and its history, it is necessary, in addition to studying the legal text, to analyse its special forms of implementation and legitimisation. Therefore, culture is seen as an important component of constitutional history. The volume brings together historians from Argentina, France, Germany, Great Britain, Spain and the United States; all are specialised in constitutional history and political culture in the nineteenth century. Their contributions include case studies on the colonial European powers as well as their colonies or ex-colonies in the Americas. A special aim of the volume is to show the connectedness of the constitutional processes that took place in these regions during the late 18th and the 19th centuries. By connecting two vibrant research areas, the volume makes an important contribution to studies on political culture and the history of the Atlantic World. The book targets a broad academic readership, especially in the fields of Cultural Studies, History, and Political Science, and contributes to an internationalisation of the academic debate on the concept of constitutional culture.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781443841689 20160612
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LAW-5017-01
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viii, 624 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Roman law and the modern West
  • History rediscovered
  • The jurists in Rome
  • Origins
  • Kings, priests, wise men
  • Rituals and prescriptions
  • The model of statutory law
  • The logos of the republic
  • Ius civile and the Praetors : the idea of fairness
  • Orality and writing
  • The quest for order
  • The new paradigm : abstraction and formalism
  • An aristocratic theology
  • The separate reason : entities, rules, cases
  • Politics and destiny
  • Legitimacy and power : the doctrine of natural law
  • Hermeneutics and the politics of law
  • The definition of the characteristics
  • Jurists and emperors
  • The great systematization
  • The custodians of law
  • Equality ancient and modern.
Law is a specific form of social regulation that is distinct from religion, ethics, and even politics, and is endowed with a strong and autonomous rationality. The invention of law, a crucial aspect of Western history, took place in ancient Rome. Aldo Schiavone, a world-renowned classicist, reconstructs this process with clear-eyed passion, following its track and structure over the centuries, setting out from the earliest origins and moving up to the threshold of Late Antiquity. The consolidation of the Roman Empire reinforced this foundational movement. The Empire, after all, was marked by an unprecedented accumulation of power capable of creating the conditions for transforming an archaic predisposition to ritual into an unrivaled science and technology for the control of human relations. Schiavone offers us a closely reasoned interpretative essay, set against the vast backdrop of a thousand years of Roman history. He returns us to the primal origins of Western juridical machinery and the discourse that was constructed around it--formalism, the pretense of neutrality, the relationship with political power. This is a landmark work of scholarship whose influence will be felt by classicists, historians, and legal scholars for years to come.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674047334 20160606
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LAW-5017-01
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ix, 270 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: Lawyers, law, and society / Yves Dezalay and Bryant G. Garth
  • Greasing the squeaky wheel of justice : networks of Venezuelan lawyers from the pacted democracy to the Bolivarian revolution / Manuel A. Gómez
  • Lawyers, political embeddedness, and institutional continuity in China's transititon from socialism / Ethan Michelson
  • Italian legal elites : the classical model and its transformation / Maria Malatesta
  • Human rights and the rule of law in Argentina : transnational advocacy networks and the transformation of the national legal field / Virginia Vecchioli
  • Criminal procedure reform in Chile : new agents and the restructuring of a field / Daniel Palacios Muñoz
  • The European Union and the United States in Eastern Europe : two ways of exporting law, expertise and state power / Ole Hammerslev
  • Toward a sociology of the global rule of law field : neoliberalism, neoconstitutionalisms, and the contest over judicial reform in Latin America / César Rodríguez-Garavito
  • The reform of the profession of lawyers in Japan and its impact on the role of law / Kay-Wah Chan
  • The democratization and internationalization of the Korean legal field / Kim Seong-Hyun
  • Searching for political liberalism in all the wrong places : the legal profession in China as the leading edge of political reform? / Randall Peerenboom
  • Conclusion: How to convert social capital into legal capital and transfer legitimacy across the major practice divide / Yves Dezalay and Bryant G. Garth.
Lawyers and the Rule of Law in an Era of Globalization focuses on the national and transnational processes transforming both the rule of law and the role of lawyers. The book draws on a framework that emphasizes the relationship between the national and the international, the strategies of lawyers at various political levels, and the circulation of ideas and people. As such, it considers the 'rule of law', not as a normative ideal that has to be accomplished and realized, but rather as a field of action and discourse that emerges through complex relationships among experts, national elites and global institutions. Through detailed empirical work, the contributors all examine the relationship between law, politics, and the state; focusing on lawyers and the social capital they posses and deploy, in order to understand the efficacy of the rule of law in different polities. Lawyers and the Rule of Law in an Era of Globalization will be invaluable for socio-legal scholars, students of the legal profession, as well as those with interests in law and development studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415581172 20160603
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-5017-01
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xxvii, 1141 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
  • Criminal procedure and the origins of the jury system
  • Civil justice
  • Shaping the legal professions : bar, bench, and books
  • The transformation of the juries and the reconstruction of criminal and civil justice
  • The rise of equity
  • The maturation and reform of chancery, and the fusion of law and equity
  • Controlling, reviewing, and suppressing juries in England
  • Judge/jury relations in America
  • Rebuilding criminal procedure : the marian pretrial and the altercation trial
  • The growth of defensive safeguard
  • American criminal justice
  • Legal literature
  • The reception and recasting of English law
  • Legal education
  • The legal profession.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-363-01, LAW-5017-01
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xix, 468 p. ; 24 cm.
Carl Schmitt's magnum opus, "Constitutional Theory", was originally published in 1928 and has been in print in German ever since. This volume makes Schmitt's masterpiece of comparative constitutionalism available to English-language readers for the first time. Schmitt is considered by many to be one of the most original - and, because of his collaboration with the Nazi party, controversial - political thinkers of the twentieth century. In "Constitutional Theory", Schmitt provides a highly original and provocative interpretation of the Weimar Constitution. At the centre of this interpretation lies his famous argument that the legitimacy of a constitution depends on a sovereign decision of the people. In addition to being subject to long-standing debate among legal and political theorists in Western Europe and the United States, this theory of constitution-making as decision has profoundly influenced constitutional theorists and designers in Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe. "Constitutional Theory" is a significant departure from Schmitt's more polemical Weimar-era works not just in terms of its moderate tone. Through a comparative history of constitutional government in Europe and the United States, Schmitt develops an understanding of liberal constitutionalism that makes room for a strong, independent state. This edition includes an introduction by Jeffrey Seitzer and Christopher Thornhill that outlines the cultural, intellectual, and political contexts, in which Schmitt wrote "Constitutional Theory"; points out what is distinctive about the work; examines how it has been received in the postwar era; and considers its larger theoretical ramifications. This volume also contains extensive editorial notes and a translation of the Weimar Constitution.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780822340706 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-5017-01
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xv, 227 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Courts and public policy reform in Brazil
  • The puzzling policy influence of Brazil's federal courts
  • Policy type and judicial contestation
  • The Supreme Federal Tribunal and veto players in Brazilian politics
  • Judicial contestation of policy : political parties
  • Judicial contestation of policy : the OAB
  • Courts in the policy process : pension reform in cross-national perspective.
Courts, like other government institutions, shape public policy. But how are courts drawn into the policy process, and how are patterns of policy debate shaped by the institutional structure of the courts?Drawing on the experience of the Brazilian federal courts since the transition to democracy, "Judging Policy" examines the factors that drive policy actors to employ courts. During a period of energetic policy reform, the high salience of many policies, combined with the conducive institutional structure of the judiciary, ensured that Brazilian courts would become an important institution at the heart of the policy process. The Brazilian case thus challenges the notion that Latin America's courts have been uniformly pliant or ineffectual, with little impact on politics and policy outcomes."Judging Policy" also inserts the judiciary into the scholarly debate regarding executive-legislative and majority-minority relations in Latin America's largest and richest nation. By analyzing the full Brazilian federal court system - including not only the high court, but also trial and appellate courts - the book develops a framework with cross-national implications for understanding how courts may influence policy actors' political strategies and the distribution of power within political systems.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804758116 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-5017-01, LAW-511-01
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xii, 508 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • The legal complex and struggles for political liberalism / Terence C. Halliday, Lucien Karpik and Malcolm M. Feeley
  • Law and the liberal transformation of the Northeast Asian legal complex in Korea and Taiwan / Tom Ginsburg
  • Birth of a liberal moment? : looking through a one-way mirror at lawyers' defence of criminal defendants in China / Terence C. Halliday and Sida Liu
  • "Dissolving the people" : capitalism, law and democracy in Hong Kong / Carol Jones
  • The state, civil society, and the legal complex in modern Japan : continuity and change / Malcolm M. Feeley and Setsuo Miyazawa
  • Mobilising the law in an authoritarian state : the legal complex in contemporary Egypt / Tamir Moustafa
  • Reluctantly sailing towards political liberalism : the political role of the judiciary in Turkey / Zühtü Arslan
  • The ambivalent language of lawyers in Israel : liberal politics, economic liberalism, silence and dissent / Gad Barzilai
  • The legal complex and the response to police violence in South America / Daniel M. Brinks
  • When the "political complex" takes the lead : the configuration of moderate state in Chile / Javier A. Couso
  • Lawyers and political liberalism in Venezuela / Rogelio Perez Perdomo
  • Contesting legality in the United States after September 11 / Richard L. Abel
  • Politicising law to liberalise politics : anti-Francoist judges and prosecutors in Spain's democratic transition / Lisa Hilbink
  • Lawyers and statist liberalism in Italy / Carlo Guarnieri
  • Political lawyers / Lucien Karpik.
Across the world political liberalism is being fought for, consolidated and defended. That is the case for nations that have never enjoyed a liberal political society, for nations that have advanced towards and then retreated from political liberalism, for nations that have recently shifted from authoritarian to liberal political systems, and for mature democracies facing terrorism and domestic conflict. This book tests for the contemporary world the proposition that lawyers are active agents in the construction of liberal political regimes. It examines the efficacy of a framework that postulates that legal professions not only orient themselves to a market for their services but can frequently be seen in the forefront of actors seeking to institutionalise political liberalism. On the basis of some 16 case studies from across the world, the authors present a theoretical link between lawyers and political liberalism having wide-ranging application over radically diverse situations in Asia and the Middle East, North and South America, and Europe. They argue that it is not the politics of lawyers alone but the politics of a 'legal complex' of legally trained occupations, centred on lawyers and judges, that drives advances or retreats from political liberalism, that political liberalism itself is everywhere in play, in countries with established democracies and those without liberal politics and that it is now clear that the legal arena is a central field of struggle over the shape of political power. The case studies presented here provide powerful evidence that the nexus of bar and bench in transitions towards or away from political liberalism is a force which has universal application.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781841137681 20160604
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-5017-01
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xvi, 299 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction-- 1. The judiciary, the rule of law, and democracy: aspirations and impediments-- 2. The institutional construction and the judicial role in Chile-- 3. Conservative activism in the heyday of democracy, 1964 to 1973-- 4. Legitimizing authoritarianism, 1973 to 1990-- 5. Continuity and change after the return of democracy, 1990 to 2000-- 6. Conclusions and implications-- Appendix A: Orienting information on Chilean law and courts-- Appendix B: List of interviewees.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521876643 20160528
Why did formerly independent Chilean judges, trained under and appointed by democratic governments, facilitate and condone the illiberal, antidemocratic, and anti-legal policies of the Pinochet regime? Challenging the common assumption that adjudication in non-democratic settings is fundamentally different and less puzzling than it is in democratic regimes, this book offers a longitudinal analysis of judicial behavior, demonstrating striking continuity in judicial performance across regimes in Chile. The work explores the relevance of judges' personal policy preferences, social class, and legal philosophy, but argues that institutional factors best explain the persistent failure of judges to take stands in defense of rights and rule of law principles. Specifically, the institutional structure and ideology of the Chilean judiciary, grounded in the ideal of judicial apoliticism, furnished judges with professional understandings and incentives that left them unequipped and disinclined to take stands in defense of liberal democratic principles, before, during, and after the authoritarian interlude.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521876643 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-5017-01
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ix, 171 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Lawyers and the civil law tradition
  • The American lawyers of the Spanish monarchy
  • Lawyers and the construction of nations
  • From development to globalization.
This book is the first comprehensive history of the intellectual training and social placement of lawyers in Latin America. Perez-Perdomo examines the Roman legal roots of the Latin American tradition, and traces the development of legal education and practice in Latin America from the 16th century to the present. The main themes in the book are the relationship between lawyers and power, the place of lawyers in social stratification, the role of law and lawyers in building nations and maintaining elite power, the role of law schools, and the main intellectual trends in legal thought.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804751261 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-5017-01
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xiii, 305 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
  • Judicialization of politics : the changing political role of the judiciary in Mexico / Pilar Domingo
  • Changing dynamics : the political impact of Costa Rica's constitutional court / Bruce M. Wilson
  • The judicialization of politics in Colombia : the old and the new / Manuel José Cepeda Espinosa
  • The judicialization of Chilean politics : the rights revolution that never was / Javier A. Couso
  • Judicialization and regime transformation : the Venezuelan supreme court / Rogelio Pérez Perdomo
  • Petitioning and creating rights : judicialization in Argentina / Catalina Smulovitz
  • Community justice institutions and judicialization : lessons from rural Peru / Julio Faundez
  • Private conflicts, public powers : domestic violence in the courts of Latin America / Fiona Macaulay
  • Constitutionalism, the expansion of justice and the judicialization of politics in Brazil / Rogério B. Arantes
  • The transnational dimension of the judicialization of politics in Latin America / Kathryn Sikkink.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-5017-01
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382 p. ; 24 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-5017-01
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xiii, 343 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction Prologue: Indigenous Law Part I: Colonial Period 1. Conquest and Colonization-- 2. Structures and Courts-- 3. Legal Education and Lawyers-- 4. Sources-- 5. Personal Status-- 6. Land and Inheritance-- 7. Commercial Law-- 8. Slavery-- 9. Indian Status and Indian Land Part II: Independence and the Nineteenth Century 10. Constitutions, Codes, Caudillos, and Commerce-- 11. Private Law and Independence-- 12. Structures and Courts--13. Legal Education and Lawyers-- 14. Sources-- 15. Codification-- 16. Personal Status-- 17. Land and Inheritance-- 18. Commercial Law Part III: The Twentieth Century 19. From Europe to America-- 20. Structures and Courts-- 21. Legal Education and Lawyers-- 22. Sources-- 23. Personal Status-- 24. Land and Inheritance-- 25. Commercial Law-- 26. Land Reform-- 27. Development, Investment, Globalization, and an Exception-- 28. The Gap Conclusion: The Unfinished Business of Latin American Private Law.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780292702325 20160528
Private law touches every aspect of people's daily lives - landholding, inheritance, private property, marriage and family relations, contracts, employment, and business dealings - and the court records and legal documents produced under private law are a rich source of information for anyone researching social, political, economic, or environmental history. But to utilize these records fully, researchers need a fundamental understanding of how private law and legal institutions functioned in the place and time period under study. This book offers the first comprehensive introduction in either English or Spanish to private law in Spanish Latin America from the colonial period to the present. M. C. Mirow organizes the book into three substantial sections that describe private law and legal institutions in the colonial period, the independence era and nineteenth century, and the twentieth century. Each section begins with an introduction to the nature and function of private law during the period and discusses such topics as legal education and lawyers, legal sources, courts, land, inheritance, commercial law, family law, and personal status. Each section also presents themes of special interest during its respective time period, including slavery, Indian status, codification, land reform, and development and globalisation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780292702325 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-5017-01
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xii, 363 p. ; 25 cm.
  • CONTENTS-- INTRODUCTION-- 1. In Substance, and In Principle, the Same as It Was Heretofore: The Customary Constitution-- 2. A Rule Obligatory Upon Every Department: The Origins of Judicial Review-- 3. The Power Under the Constitution Will Always Be in the People: The Making of the Constitution-- 4. Courts, as Well as Other Departments, Are Bound by That Instrument: Accepting Judicial Review-- 5. What Every True Republican Ought to Depend On: Rejecting Judicial Supremacy-- 6. Notwithstanding This Abstract View: The Changing Context of Constitutional Law-- 7. To Preserve the Constitution, as a Perpetual Bond of Union: The Lessons of Experience-- 8. A Layman's Document, Not a Lawyer's Contract: The Continuing Struggle for Popular Constitutionalism-- 9. As An American: Popular Constitutionalism, Circa 2003-- EPILOGUE.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195169188 20160528
The United States Constitution is the foundational document of the longest and most successful democratic experiment in modern human history. It not only serves as the legal bedrock for the world's most powerful nation-state but also, more broadly, reflects that nation's fundamental commitments as a society. Who then has the authority to interpret a blueprint of such extraordinary influence? Americans have come to treat the Constitution as somehow beyond the purview, even the competence, of the average American citizen. Only lawyers, judges, and academics are deemed fit to state what exactly the Constitution means. This elitist reliance on expert judgement is a radical and troublesome departure from the founding fathers' intent. America's Founding generation, in darling contrast, embraced a political ideology that celebrated the central role of the "the people" in supplying government with its energy and direction, an ideal that remained at all times in the forefront of their thinking-Federalist and Anti-Federalist alike. In this groundbreaking interpretation of America's founding and of its entire system of judicial review, Larry Kramer reveals that the colonists fought for and birthed a very different system - and held a very different understanding of citizenship - than Americans believe to be the norm today. "Popular sovreignty" was no historical abstraction nor was the notion of "the people" invoked largely as a flip rhetorical convenience on the campaign trail. Important trials and the prospective passage of the influentional legislation such as the Alien Act - which granted a president the power to imprison or even deport immigrants - were met with vigorous public debate. The outcomes were greeted with celebratory feasts and bonfires, or riotous resistance. In short, Americans drew a clear parallel between the law and the lived reality of their daily existence. Theis self-sovreignty in law as much as politics was active not abstract. With this book, Larry Kramer vaults to the forefront of Constitutional interpretation. In the process, he rekindles the original spark of "we the people", inviting every citizen to join him in enlivening the seemingly deadened sensibilities that mark the relationship between Americans and their constitutional past, present, and future.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195169188 20160528
In this groundbreaking interpretation of America's founding and of its entire system of judicial review, Larry Kramer reveals that the colonists fought for and created a very different system-and held a very different understanding of citizenship-than Americans believe to be the norm today. "Popular sovereignty" was not just some historical abstraction, and the notion of "the people" was more than a flip rhetorical device invoked on the campaign trail. Questions of constitutional meaning provoked vigorous public debate and the actions of government officials were greeted with celebratory feasts and bonfires, or riotous resistance. Americans treated the Constitution as part of the lived reality of their daily existence. Their self-sovereignty in law as much as politics was active not abstract.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195306453 20160612
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-5017-01, LAW-665-01
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xiii, 435 p. ; 24 cm.
An intensive global search is on for "the rule of law", the holy grail of good governance, which has led to a dramatic increase in judicial reform activities in developing countries. This work examines the standard methods of legal and judicial reform.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804748025 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-5017-01, LAW-5103-01, LAW-5103-02, LAW-8011-01, LAW-8011-01
Book
xviii, 528 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Latin legal cultures in the age of globalization, Rogelio Perez-Perdomo and Lawrence Friedman-- Argentina - the effects of democratic institutionalization, Maria Ines Bergoglio-- Brazil - the road of conflict bound for total justice, Eliane Botelho Junqueria-- Law and legal culture in Chile (1974-1999), Edmundo Fuenzalida Faivovich-- Justice and society in Colombia - a sociolegal analysis of Colombian courts, Rodrigo Uprimny, Cesar Rodriguez, and Mauricio Garcia-Villegas-- The rise of lawyers in France, Anne Boigeol-- The Italian legal system 1945-1999, Sabino Cassese-- Italian styles - criminal justice and the rise of an active magistracy, David S. Clark-- "Faraway, so close!" - the rule of law and legal change in Mexico (1970-2000), Sergio Lopez-Ayllon and Hector Fix-Fierro-- Citizens running to the courts - the legal system in Puerto Rico and the modernization process, Blanca G. Silvestrini-- The organization, functioning, and evaluation of the Spanish judicial system (1975-2000) - a case-study in legal culture, Jose Juan Toharia-- Venezuela 1958-1999 - the legal system in an impaired democracy, Rogelio Perez-Perdomo-- Patterns of foreign legal investment and state transformation in Latin America, Yves Dezalay and Bryant Garth-- Slade - a memoir, John Henry Merryman.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804746991 20160528
Looking at changes in the last quarter of the 20th century, this book is a collection of essays that examine the legal systems of key countries in Latin America and Mediterranean Europe. It provides data on the courts and the legal profession in these countries, as well as social background.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804746991 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-5017-01, LAW-697-01, LAW-8011-01, LAW-8011-01
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357 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Breaking out : the proliferation of actors in the international system / Anne-Marie Slaughter -- Transnational advocacy networks and the social construction of legal rules / Kathryn Sikkink modern law as a secularized and global model : implications for the sociology of law / Elizabeth Heger Boyle and John W. Meyer -- What institutional regimes for the era of internationalization? / Robert Boyer -- Between liberalism and neoliberalism : law's dilemma in Latin America / Jeremy Adelman and Miguel Angel Centeno -- Legal education and the reproduction of the elite in Japan / Setsuo Miyazawa with Hiroshi Otsuka -- Cultural elements in the practice of law in Mexico: informal networks in a formal system / Larissa Adler Lomnitz and Rodrigo Salazar -- The discovery of law : political consequences in the argentine case / Catalina Smulovitz -- Hybrid(ity) rules : creating local law in a globalized world / Heinz Klug -- Legitimating the new legal orthodoxy / Yves Dezalay and Bryant G. Garth.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780472112357 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-5017-01
Book
ix, 137 p. : map ; 24 cm.
  • Part I. Introduction-- Part II. Roman Law in Antiquity: 1. The law of the Twelve Tables-- 2. Legal development by interpretation-- 3. The praetor and the control of remedies-- 4. The ius gentium and the advent of jurists-- 5. The Empire and the law-- 6. The jurists in the classical period-- 7. The ordering of the law-- 8. The culmination of classical jurisprudence-- 9. The division of the empire-- 10. Post-classical law and procedure-- 11. The decline of legal science-- 12. The end of the Western empire-- 13. Justinian and the Corpus iuris-- Part III. The Revival of Justinian's Law: 14. Roman law and Germanic law in the West-- 15. Church and empire-- 16. The rediscovery of the Digest-- 17. The civil law glossolators-- 18. Civil law and canon law-- 19. The attraction of the Bologna studium-- 20. The new learning outside Italy-- 21. Applied civil law: legal procedure-- 22. Applied civil law: legislative power-- 23. Civil law and custom-- 24. Civil law and local laws in the thirteenth century-- 25. The studium of Orleans-- Part IV. Roman Law and the Nation State: 26. The commentators-- 27. The impact of humanism-- 28. Humanism and the civil law-- 29. The civil law becomes a science-- 30. The ordering of the customary law-- 31. The Bartolist reaction-- 32. The reception of Roman law-- 33. The reception in Germany-- 34. Court practice as a source of law-- 35. Civil law and natural law-- 36. Civil law and international law-- 37. Theory and practice in the Netherlands-- Part V. Roman Law and Codification: 38. Roman law and national laws-- 39. The mature natural law-- 40. The codification movement-- 41. Early codifications in Germany and Austria-- 42. Pothier and the French Civil Code-- 43. The German historical school-- 44. Pandect-science and the German Civil Code-- 45. Nineteenth-century legal science outside Germany-- 46. Roman law in the twentieth century.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521643795 20160528
This is a short and succinct summary of the unique position of Roman law in European culture by one of the world's leading legal historians. Peter Stein's masterly study assesses the impact of Roman law in the ancient world, and its continued unifying influence throughout medieval and modern Europe. Roman Law in European History is unparalleled in lucidity and authority, and should prove of enormous utility for teachers and students (at all levels) of legal history, comparative law and European Studies. Award-winning on its appearance in German translation, this English rendition of a magisterial work of interpretive synthesis is an invaluable contribution to the understanding of perhaps the most important European legal tradition of all.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521643795 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-5017-01, LAW-511-01
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416 p. ; 24 cm.
This is a comprehensive introduction to the American legal system for students and general readers. The book uses anecdotes, historical detail and scholarship to describe the variety of American laws, from antitrust to tort law, and explains how these laws are made and how they are administered. Taking account of important cases and legislation, the book explores the way changes in American law mirror and sometimes prompt changes in American society.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780393046106 20160527
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-5017-01
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309 p. ; 22 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-5017-01