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Comparative Law: Mixes, Movements, and Metaphors

Comparative Law: Mixes, Movements, and Metaphors

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Sean Patrick Donlan, Jane Mair
December 18, 2019

This book discusses a number of important themes in comparative law: legal metaphors and methodology, the movements of legal ideas and institutions and the mixity they produce, and marriage, an area of law in which culture – or clashes of legal and public cultures – may be particularly evident. In...

Global Perspectives in Urban Law: The Legal Power of Cities

Global Perspectives in Urban Law: The Legal Power of Cities

1st Edition

Nestor M. Davidson, Geeta Tewari
December 13, 2018

The growing field of urban law demands a collaborative scholarly focus on comparative and global perspectives. This volume offers diverse insights into urban law, with emerging theories and analyses of topics ranging from criminal reform and urban housing, to social and economic inequality and...

Normative Pluralism and Human Rights: Social Normativities in Conflict

Normative Pluralism and Human Rights: Social Normativities in Conflict

1st Edition

Kyriaki Topidi
June 26, 2018

The complex legal situations arising from the coexistence of international law, state law, and social and religious norms in different parts of the world often include scenarios of conflict between them. These conflicting norms issued from different categories of ‘laws’ result in difficulties in...

Law in the Time of Oxymora: A Synaesthesia of Language, Logic and Law

Law in the Time of Oxymora: A Synaesthesia of Language, Logic and Law

1st Edition

Rostam J. Neuwirth
May 31, 2018

What do different concepts like true lie, bad luck, honest thief, old news, spacetime, glocalization, symplexity, sustainable development, constant change, soft law, substantive due process, pure law, bureaucratic efficiency and global justice have in common? What connections do they share with...

Indigenous Rights in Scandinavia: Autonomous Sami Law

Indigenous Rights in Scandinavia: Autonomous Sami Law

1st Edition

Christina Allard, Susann Funderud Skogvang
October 12, 2017

This book contributes to the international debate on Indigenous Peoples Law, containing both in-depth research of Scandinavian historical and legal contexts with respect to the Sami and demonstrating current stances in Sami Law research. In addition to chapters by well-known Scandinavian experts,...

Stateless Law: Evolving Boundaries of a Discipline

Stateless Law: Evolving Boundaries of a Discipline

1st Edition

Helge Dedek, Shauna Van Praagh
February 06, 2017

This volume offers a critical analysis and illustration of the challenges and promises of ’stateless’ law thought, pedagogy and approaches to governance - that is, understanding and conceptualizing law in a post-national condition. From common, civil and international law perspectives, the...

The Diffusion of Law: The Movement of Laws and Norms Around the World

The Diffusion of Law: The Movement of Laws and Norms Around the World

1st Edition

Sue Farran, James Gallen, Christa Rautenbach
January 11, 2017

In considering diffusion from a global perspective, this book provides timely new insights into its application in a variety of fields and at many levels of both legal and non-legal orderings. This collection contributes to the wider theoretical debate concerning the movement of law and legal...

Mixed Legal Systems, East and West

Mixed Legal Systems, East and West

1st Edition

Vernon Valentine Palmer, Mohamed Y. Mattar
January 09, 2017

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...

Concepts of Law: Comparative, Jurisprudential, and Social Science Perspectives

Concepts of Law: Comparative, Jurisprudential, and Social Science Perspectives

1st Edition

Lukas Heckendorn Urscheler, Seán Patrick Donlan
January 09, 2017

Debates surrounding the concept of law are not new. For a wide variety of reasons and in a wide variety of ways, the meaning of 'law' has long been an important part of Western thought, both within legal scholarship and beyond. The contributors to Concepts of Law are international experts from the...

A Study of Mixed Legal Systems: Endangered, Entrenched or Blended

A Study of Mixed Legal Systems: Endangered, Entrenched or Blended

1st Edition

Sue Farran, Esin Örücü
January 09, 2017

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...

Of Doubt and Proof: Ritual and Legal Practices of Judgment

Of Doubt and Proof: Ritual and Legal Practices of Judgment

1st Edition

Daniela Berti, Anthony Good
December 02, 2016

All institutions concerned with the process of judging - whether it be deciding between alternative courses of action, determining a judge’s professional integrity, assigning culpability for an alleged crime, or ruling on the credibility of an asylum claimant - are necessarily directly concerned...

Law Between Buildings: Emergent Global Perspectives in Urban Law

Law Between Buildings: Emergent Global Perspectives in Urban Law

1st Edition

Nestor Davidson, Nisha Mistry
November 03, 2016

The rich field of urban law has thus far lacked a holistic and concerted scholarly focus on comparative and global perspectives. This work offers new inroads into the global and comparative streams within urban law by presenting emerging frameworks and approaches to topics ranging from urban...

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