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Legal Traditions of the World

Sustainable diversity in law

Fifth Edition

H. Patrick Glenn

May 2014

ISBN: 9780199669837

456 pages
Paperback
246x171mm

In Stock

Price: £47.99

Legal Traditions of the World places national laws in the broader context of major legal traditions. 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.

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Legal Traditions of the World places national laws in the broader context of major legal traditions. 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.

  • 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

About the Author(s)

H. Patrick Glenn, Peter M Laing Professor of Law at McGill University, Montreal

Table of Contents

    1:A theory of tradition? The changing presence of the past
    2:Between traditions: identity, persuasion and survival
    3:A chthonic legal tradition: to recycle the world
    4:A talmudic legal tradition: the perfect author
    5:A civil law tradition: the centrality of the person
    6:An islamic legal tradition: the law of the later revelation
    7:A common law tradition: the ethic of adjudication
    8:A hindu legal tradition: the law as king, but which law?
    9:A confucian legal tradition: make it new (with Marx?)
    10:Reconciling legal traditions: sustainable diversity in law

Reviews

firmly based in social theory and history... thought provoking and stimulating - Times Higher Education

Illuminating and ground breaking work - Stellenbosch Law Review

Glenn has succeeded magnificently - Cambridge Law Journal

An opus extra ordinem - European Review of Private Law

dense, theoretical yet accesible chapters... its sheer academic brilliance cannot be denied - Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law

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