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Published: 08 May 2014

456 Pages


ISBN: 9780199669837

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Legal Traditions of the World

Sustainable diversity in law

Fifth Edition

H. Patrick Glenn

  • Winner of the Grand Prize of the International Academy of Comparative Law
  • Provides an overview of major legal institutions and principles in each tradition facilitating understanding of law in a broader context
  • Provides a comprehensive treatment of major legal traditions of the world and incorporates a superb level of scholarship and analysis
  • Adopts a genuinely global perspective making it an invaluable resource for courses worldwide
  • Includes extensive references and web links at the end of each chapter, to aid and encourage further research

New to this Edition:

  • Includes use of legal tradition as explanatory device in different areas of law
  • Covers increasing recognition of chthonic legal tradition
  • Reflects increasing anti-corruption activity
  • Includes recent writing on neuroscience and law
  • Rejects the concept of nation-state in favour of that of the cosmopolitan state

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