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x, 322 pages ; 26 cm
  • The internal control of a bureaucratic judiciary : the case of Japan / Masaki Abe
  • Mutual bonds : media frames and the Israeli High Court of Justice / Bryna Bogoch and Yifat Holzman-Gazit
  • Law, lawyers, and legal practice in Silicon Valley : a preliminary report / Lawrence M. Friedman, Robert W. Gordon, Sophie Pirie, and Edwin Whatley
  • Advocating democracy : the role of lawyers in Taiwan's political transformation / Jane Kaufman Winn and Tang-chi Yeh
  • Legal education in late twentieth-century Latin America / Rogelio Pérez-Perdomo
  • Harsh justice : criminal punishment and the widening divide between America and Europe / James Q. Whitman
  • The benevolent paternalism of Japanese criminal justice / Daniel H. Foote
  • Plea-bargaining and plea negotiation in England / John Baldwin and Michael McConville
  • The tuna court : law and norms in the world's premier fish market / Eric A. Feldman
  • The legal cultures of Europe / James L. Gibson and Gregory A. Caldeira
  • Between law and culture : Rwanda's gacaca and postcolonial legality / Ariel Meyerstein
  • Legal cultures in the (un)rule of law : indigenous rights and juridification in Guatemala / Rachel Sieder
  • The transformation of constitutional discourse and the judicialization of politics in Latin America / Javier Couso
  • Commercial relations, contract, and litigation in Denmark : a discussion of Macaulay's theories / Britt-Mari Blegvad
  • Creating people's justice : street committees and people's courts in a South African City / Sandra Burman and Wilfried Scharf
  • All in the family : the influence of social networks on dispute processing (a case study of a developing economy) / Manuel A. Gómez
  • Bargaining in the shadow of the community : neighborly dispute resolution in Beijing hutongs / Haini Guo and Bradley Klein
  • The inquisitor strikes back : obstacles to the reform of criminal procedure in revolutionary Venezuela / Carmen Alguíndigue and Rogelio Pérez-Perdomo
  • Judicial reform in Mexico : what next? / Héctor Fix-Fierro
  • Business litigation in the transition : a portrait of debt collection in Russia / Kathryn Hendley
  • Mother or father : who received custody? : the best interest of the child standard and judges' custody decisions in Taiwan / Hung-En Liu
  • The sky is high and the emperor is far away : the enforcement of intellectual property law in China / Ling Li
  • Immigration, law, and marginalization in a global economy : notes from Spain / Kitty Calavita
  • Law, lawyers, and social capital : rule of law versus relational capitalism / Yves Dezalay and Bryant Garth
  • Globalization and the decline of legal consciousness : torts, ghosts, and karma in Thailand / David Engel
  • From Cold War instrument to supreme european court : the European Court of Human Rights at the crossroad of international and national law and politics / Mikael Rask Madsen
  • Erewhon : the coming global legal order / Lawrence M. Friedman.
This law and society reader taps a rich and diverse literature to compare and contrast the legal experience of many different cultures and nations. Drawing on a variety of methodological approaches, the selections allow students to evaluate whether there are general patterns that explain how legal systems work (or fail to work) and how these patterns relate to the structural and cultural facts of society. Every country, of course, has its own legal system, and no two systems are the same. But in teaching law and society, texts have focused nearly exclusively on American readings to the neglect of comparative and international work. This reader fills an obvious gap. It recognizes that law is increasingly global and cross-national, and shows how law relates to society in different times and places, the world over.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804763745 20160603
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-697-01, LAW-8011-01, LAW-8011-01
xxvi, 714 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Part I A General considerations: the concept of comparative law-- the functions and aims of comparative law-- the method of comparative law-- the history of comparative law. Part I B The legal families of the world: the style of legal families - the romanistic legal family, the history of French law, the spirit and essential features of the code civil, the reception of the code civil-- courts and lawyers in France and Italy-- the Germanic legal family - the history of German law, the German civil code, the general civil code of Austria, the Swiss civil code-- the Anglo-American legal family - the development of the English common law, courts and lawyers in England, the spread of the common law throughout the world, the law of the United States of America, law-finding and procedure in common law and civil law-- the Nordic legal family - Scandinavian law, past and present-- law in the Far East-- Chinese law-- Japanese Law-- religious legal systems-- Islamic law-- Hindu law. Part II A Contract: the formation of contracts - juristic act, contract, and general conditions of business, contractual capacity, offer and acceptance, illegality and immorality, indicia of seriousness, the construction of contracts, mistake, deceit, and duress, representation, assignment, contracts for the benefit of third parties-- the performance of contracts - claims to performance and their enforcement, breach of contract, the effect of supervening events. Part II B Unjustified enrichment: unjustified enrichment in general-- unjustified enrichment specific topics. Part II C Tort: tort in general-- liability for others-- strict liability-- invasions of the right of personality.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198268604 20160528
  • PART I-- Abbreviations-- Table of Cases-- A. GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS-- 1. The Concept of Comparative Law-- 2. The Functions and Aims of Comparative Law-- 3. The Method of Comparative Law-- 4. The History of Comparative Law-- B. THE LEGAL FAMILIES OF THE WORLD-- 5. The Style of Legal Families-- I. THE ROMANISTIC LEGAL FAMILY-- 6. The History of French Law-- 7. The Spirit and Essential Features of the Code Civil-- 8. The Reception of the Code Civil-- 9. Courts and Lawyers in France and Italy-- BII. THE GERMANIC LEGAL FAMILY-- 10. The History of German Law-- 11. The German Civil Code-- 12. The General Civil Code of Austria-- 13. The Swiss Civil Code-- III. THE ANGLO-AMERICAN LEGAL FAMILY-- 14. The Development of the English Common Law-- 15. Courts and Lawyers in England-- 16. The Spread of the Common Law Throughout the World-- 17. The Law of the United States of America-- 18. Law-Finding and Procedure in Common Law and Civil Law-- IV. THE NORDIC LEGAL FAMILY-- 19. Scandinavian Law, Past and Present-- V. LAW IN THE FAR EAST-- 20. Chinese Law-- 21. Japanese Law-- VI. RELIGIOUS LEGAL SYSTEMS-- 22. Islamic Law-- 23. Hindu Law-- PART II-- A. CONTRACT-- I. THE FORMATION OF CONTRACTS-- 24. Juristic Act, Contract, and General Conditions of Business-- 25. Contractual Capacity-- 26. Offer and Acceptance-- 27. Illegality and Immorality-- 28. Indicia of Seriousness-- 29. The Construction of Contracts-- 30. Mistake, Deceit, and Duress-- 31. Representation-- 32. Assignment-- 33. Contracts for the Benefit of Third Parties-- II. THE PERFORMANCE OF CONTRACTS-- 34. Claims to Performance and Their Enforcement-- 35. Breach of Contract-- 36. The Effect of Supervening Events-- B. UNJUSTIFIED ENRICHMENT-- 37. Unjustified Enrichment in General-- 38. Unjustified Enrichment Specific Topics-- C. TORT-- 39. Tort in General-- 40. Liability for others-- 41. Strict Liability-- 42. Invasions of the Right of Personality.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198268598 20160528
This is the English version of the third (1996) German edition. It is fully revised and updated, some chapters being added and others dropped, but the familiar structure and easy style remain much the same. Firstly, the book discusses the nature of comparative law, its functions, aims, methods and history, then it surveys the main features of the major legal families of the world. In the second part the book provides a model of comparative law in action, comparing, contrasting and evaluating the different approaches (and the less different solutions) to problems of the law of obligations in the major systems of private law. In addition to offering a grounding in comparative private law, the book may also be used as a base for further research.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198268604 20160528
This third edition of the modern classic Zweigert & Kotz's Introduction to Comparative Law is fully revised and updated, but its familiar structure and easy style remain the same. The book first discusses the nature of Comparative Law, its functions, aims, methods and history, and then it surveys the main features of the major legal families of the world. In the second part it provides a model of comparative law in action, comparing, contrasting and evaluating the different approaches and solutions of the major legal systems. As well as offering an excellent grounding in comparative private law, this book is an essential base for further research.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198268598 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-697-01, LAW-8013-01