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Legal Traditions of the World H. Patrick Glenn

Legal Traditions of the World By H. Patrick Glenn

Legal Traditions of the World by H. Patrick Glenn


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This work seeks to recast the discipline of comparative law and offers a means of conceptualizing law and legal relations across the world. Instead of a narrow focus on national legal systems, the author places national laws in the broader context of legal traditions.

Legal Traditions of the World Summary

Legal Traditions of the World: Sustainable diversity in law by H. Patrick Glenn

This work seeks to recast the discipline of comparative law and offers a means of conceptualizing law and legal relations across the world. Instead of a narrow focus on national legal systems, the author places national laws in the broader context of legal traditions. He examines seven of the world's most important and complex legal traditions in detail: chthonic (or indigenous) law; talmudic law; civil law; islamic law; common law; hindu law; and Asian law. Each tradition is examined in terms of its institutions and substantive law, its foundational concepts and methods, its attitude towards the concept of change, and its teaching on relations with other traditions and peoples. Mutual influences throughout history are noted and, whilst the major and important differences are admitted, the various traditions are nevertheless shown to be fundamentally commensurable. The book concludes with a synthesis of the contribution of legal traditions to the understanding of tradition generally. The normativity and multiplicity of the world's legal traditions are examined, as is their ability, as complex traditions, to reconcile major differences of opinion or belief in a peaceable manner. Complex traditions are ultimately shown to represent multivalent forms of logic and can thus be regarded as the best means of facilitating sustainable human diversity in an increasingly interdependent world.

Legal Traditions of the World Reviews

A unique book which gives a global view of legal traditions putting into perspective the usually myopic view of legal systems presented by comparative law books. Readable and thought provoking, Jane Henderson, Kings College, London

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: A Theory of Tradition?; Chapter 2: Between Traditions; Chapter 3: A Chthonic Legal Tradition; Chapter 4: A Talmudic Legal Tradition; Chapter 5: A Civil Law Tradition; Chapter 6: An Islamic Legal Tradition; Chapter 7: A Common Law Tradition; Chapter 8: A Hindu Legal Tradition; Chapter 9: An Asian Legal Tradition; Chapter 10: Reconciling Legal Traditions.

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GOR006881690
9780198765752
0198765754
Legal Traditions of the World: Sustainable diversity in law by H. Patrick Glenn
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
20000701
396
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