Legal Traditions of the World: Sustainable Diversity in Law

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Oxford University Press, 2010 - 418 pagine
Legal Traditions of the World is a prize-winning work that offers a major new means of conceptualizing law and legal relations across the world. National laws are placed in the broader context of major legal traditions, those of chthonic (or indigenous) law, talmudic law, civil law, islamic law, common law, hindu law and confucian law. Each tradition is examined in terms of its institutions and substantive law, its founding concepts and methods, its attitude towards the concept of change and its teaching on relations with other traditions and peoples. Legal traditions are explained in terms of multivalent and non-conflictual forms of logic and thought.
This book will be invaluable to law students and lawyers engaged in comparative or transnational work, historians, social scientists, and all those interested in the legal traditions that underpin the world's major societies.
 

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Sommario

1 A THEORY OF TRADITION? THE CHANGING PRESENCE OF THE PAST
1
IDENTITY PERSUASION AND SURVIVAL
33
TO RECYCLE THE WORLD
61
THE PERFECT AUTHOR
99
THE CENTRALITY OF THE PERSON
133
THE LAW OF A LATER REVELATION
181
THE ETHIC OF ADJUDICATION
237
THE LAW AS KING BUT WHICH LAW?
288
MAKE IT NEW WITH MARX?
319
SUSTAINABLE DIVERSITY IN LAW
361
Index
387
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H. Patrick Glenn is the Peter M. Laing Professor of Law, Faculty of Law and a Member of the International Academy of Comparative Law.
Professor Glenn teaches and has research interests in the areas of comparative law, private international law, civil procedure and the legal professions. The first edition of Legal Traditions of the World (Oxford University Press, 2000) received the Grand Prize of the International Academy of Comparative Law.
He is a former Director of the Institute of Comparative Law, McGill University, and in that capacity worked on projects on the reform of the Russian Civil Code and judicial education in China. He is a member of the Royal Society of Canada and the International Academy of Comparative Law and has been a Bora Laskin National Fellow in Human Rights Law, a Killam Research Fellow, and a Visiting Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford.

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