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Kent and Wheaton: The International Law of Christendom

Mark Weston Janis

in America and the Law of Nations 1776-1939

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579341
eISBN:
9780191722653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579341.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Legal History

This chapter reopens the early 19th-century treatises of James Kent and Henry Wheaton, the first Americans to systematically describe and analyze international law. It remarks on the importance that ... More


Delicts and ‘Quasi-delicts’ on the Map of Roman Law

Eric Descheemaeker

in The Division of Wrongs: A Historical Comparative Study

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199562794
eISBN:
9780191705533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562794.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Law of Obligations

This chapter explains where delicts and ‘quasi-delicts’ fitted on the map of Roman law. It first looks at the interrelated notions of contractus (contract), delictum(delict or wrong), and obligatio ... More


The Crime of 1873

Samuel DeCanio

in Democracy and the Origins of the American Regulatory State

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300198782
eISBN:
9780300216318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198782.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines the impact of silver policy on American politics by focusing on the demonetization of the silver dollar in the Coinage Act of 1873 and the claims made by the free silver ... More


The Judicial Role of the House of Lords before 1870

David Lewis Jones

in The Judicial House of Lords 1876–2009:

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199532711
eISBN:
9780191705489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532711.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter describes the judicial role of the House of Lords before 1870. A significant part of Parliament's role, from the reign of Edward I, lay in providing remedies for petitioners either ... More


Lord Kames: Legal and Social Theorist

Andreas Rahmatian

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748676736
eISBN:
9781474412315
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676736.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Lord Kames (Henry Home, 1696–1782) is one of the best known figures of the Scottish Enlightenment by name, and one of the least known in relation to his actual writings. He was a Scottish judge, ... More


William Henry Harrison

Steven G. Calabresi and Christopher S. Yoo

in The Unitary Executive: Presidential Power from Washington to Bush

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300121261
eISBN:
9780300145380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300121261.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter describes the similarities between the Jackson administration and the Whig presidency of William Henry Harrison, particularly the same aggressive defense of executive power that is often ... More


Conclusions

Matthew Craven

in The Decolonization of International Law: State Succession and the Law of Treaties

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199217625
eISBN:
9780191705410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217625.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This concluding chapter presents a synthesis of discussions in the previous chapters. It suggests that Sir Henry Maine's account of emancipation — as encapsulated in a move from ‘status to contract’ ... More


Trusts as Entities

M. W. Lau

in The Economic Structure of Trusts: Towards a Property-based Approach

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199602407
eISBN:
9780191725203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602407.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Trusts

This chapter considers the idea of the trust as an entity, as argued by Henry Hansmann, Rainier Kraakman, and Ugo Mattei (HKM). HKM reason that because trusts have asset-partitioning features and are ... More


Reconceptualizing Property and Funds in Law and Economics

M. W. Lau

in The Economic Structure of Trusts: Towards a Property-based Approach

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199602407
eISBN:
9780191725203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602407.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Trusts

This chapter shows the restoration of property in law and in economics and the development of the fund concept. The key to restoring property as a coherent idea in law is to de-emphasize the right to ... More


The Economic Structure of Trusts

M. W. Lau

in The Economic Structure of Trusts: Towards a Property-based Approach

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199602407
eISBN:
9780191725203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602407.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Trusts

This chapter offers a property-based economic account of trusts. It explains the various functions of property and their limitations. Trusts can be understood as a functional extension of property. A ... More


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