Adapting Legal Cultures
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Adapting Legal Cultures by Professor David Nelken
Book DescriptionThis exciting collection looks at the theory and practice of legal borrowing and adaptation in different areas of the world: Europe,the USA and Latin America, S.E. Asia and Japan. Many of the contributors focus on fundamental theoretical issues. What are legal transplants? What is the role of the state in producing socio-legal change? What are the conditions of successful legal transfers? How is globalisation changing these conditions? Such problems are also discussed with reference to substantive and specific case studies. When and why did Japanese rules of product liability come into line with those of the EU and the USA? How and why did judicial review come late to the legal systems of Holland and Scandinavia? Why is the present wave of USA-influenced legal reforms in Latin Amercia apparently having more success than the previous round? How does competition between the legal and accountancy professions affect patterns of bankruptcy? The chapters in this volume, which include a comprehensive theoretical introduction, offer a range of valuable insights even if they also show that the
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841132914
(234mm x 156mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 7-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Professor David Nelken
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Capital Punishment, Hardback (December 2013)
This collection questions the received wisdom contained in the debate about capital punishment. It asks questions and proposes remedies for a raft of issues identified as having been overlooked in the traditional discourse. It provides a long overdue review of the disparate groups and strategies that lay claim to abolitionism.
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This book deals with the historic transition to democracy in South Africa and its impact upon crime and punishment. It examines how the problem of crime has emerged as a major issue to be governed in post-apartheid South Africa. This work uses the South African case study to examine a question of wider interest.
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Author Biography - Professor David Nelken
David Nelken is Professor of Law at the University of Macerata in Italy. Johannes Feest is Professor of Law at the University of Bremen.
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