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The Anthropology of Law

The Anthropology of Law

Fernanda Pirie

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199696840
eISBN:
9780191751110
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696840.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Philosophy of Law

Questions about the nature of law, its relationship with custom, and the distinctive form of legal rules, categories, and reasoning, are placed at the centre of this book. The book considers ... More

The BRIC States and Outward Foreign Direct Investment

The BRIC States and Outward Foreign Direct Investment

David Collins

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199652716
eISBN:
9780191746185
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652716.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Comparative Law

This book examines the relatively recent and under-explored phenomenon of outward foreign direct investment (FDI) from the large emerging market countries, focusing on the four BRIC states (Brazil, ... More

Comparative Reasoning in European Supreme Courts

Comparative Reasoning in European Supreme Courts

Michal Bobek

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199680382
eISBN:
9780191760280
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680382.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Comparative Law

The last two decades have witnessed an exponential growth in debates on the use of foreign law by courts. Judges are said to increasingly rely on inspiration from outside of their national legal ... More

Confronting Capital Punishment in Asia

Confronting Capital Punishment in Asia: Human Rights, Politics and Public Opinion

Roger Hood and Surya Deva (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199685776
eISBN:
9780191765773
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685776.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights Law, Comparative Law

Capital punishment has for many years now been the subject of controversy and moral debate. With the strengthening focus worldwide on human rights, there has been a movement to abolish this form of ... More

A Continental Distinction in the Common Law

A Continental Distinction in the Common Law: A Historical and Comparative Perspective on English Public Law

J.W.F. Allison

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198298656
eISBN:
9780191710735
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298656.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Legal History

The development of an autonomous English public law has been accompanied by persistent problems — a lack of systematic principles, dissatisfaction with judicial review procedure, and uncertainty ... More

Corporate Boards in Law and Practice

Corporate Boards in Law and Practice: A Comparative Analysis in Europe

Paul Davies, Klaus Hopt, Richard Nowak, and Gerard van Solinge (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198705154
eISBN:
9780191774256
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198705154.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, EU Law

Corporate boards play a central role in corporate governance and are thus regulated in the corporate law and corporate governance codes of all industrialized countries. Yet while there is a common ... More

The Division of Wrongs

The Division of Wrongs: A Historical Comparative Study

Eric Descheemaeker

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199562794
eISBN:
9780191705533
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562794.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Law of Obligations

The common law, despite procedural divisions, has only ever had one class of civil wrongs. The civilians, by contrast, have typically split their law of wrongs in two, one group being called ... More

Environmental Damage in International and Comparative Law

Environmental Damage in International and Comparative Law: Problems of Definition and Valuation

Michael Bowman and Alan Boyle (eds)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199255733
eISBN:
9780191698262
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255733.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law, Comparative Law

This study considers the problems of defining and valuing ‘environmental damage’ from the perspective of international and comparative law. The need for a broad and systematic evaluation of this ... More

Establishing the Supremacy of European Law

Establishing the Supremacy of European Law: The Making of an International Rule of Law in Europe

Karen J. Alter

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199260997
eISBN:
9780191717505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260997.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Private International Law

The most effective international legal system in the world exists in Europe. It works much like a domestic system, where violations of the law are brought to court, legal decisions are respected, and ... More

The Expert Witness in Islamic Courts

The Expert Witness in Islamic Courts: Medicine and Crafts in the Service of Law

Ron Shaham

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226749334
eISBN:
9780226749358
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226749358.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

Islam's tense relationship with modernity is one of the most crucial issues of our time. Within Islamic legal systems, with their traditional preference for eyewitness testimony, this struggle has ... More

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