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New Frontiers: Law and Society in the Roman World

Paul J. du Plessis (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748668175
eISBN:
9780748684328
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748668175.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Roman law as a field of study is rapidly evolving to reflect new perspectives and approaches in research. Scholars who work on the subject are increasingly being asked to conduct research in an ... More


On Liberty and the European Convention on Human Rights

Mary Arden

in Tom Bingham and the Transformation of the Law: A Liber Amicorum

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199566181
eISBN:
9780191705458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566181.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter details the unique contribution of Lord Bingham to the development of human rights in the UK, his speeches on the implementation of the ECHR, and the role of the courts in applying it. ... More


The Informal Constitution: Unwritten Criteria in Selecting Judges for the Supreme Court of India

Abhinav Chandrachud

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198098560
eISBN:
9780199082971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198098560.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Between 1950–2009, 189 judges (including 37 Chief Justices) served on the Supreme Court of India, one of the world’s most powerful courts. Not enough is known about who these judges were and the ... More


Introduction

Stilt Talar

in Islamic Law in Action: Authority, Discretion, and Everyday Experiences in Mamluk Egypt

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199602438
eISBN:
9780191729348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602438.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The Introduction places the book in the context of the larger “law and society” literature and explains why the legal official at the center of the book, the muhtasib, is an ideal point of entry into ... More


Aboriginal Sovereignty and Status in the ‘Empire(s) of Uniformity’

P.G. McHUGH

in Aboriginal Societies and the Common Law: A History of Sovereignty, Status, and Self-Determination

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198252481
eISBN:
9780191710438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198252481.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Legal History

Through the 17th and most of the 18th centuries, the formal pattern of British relations with non-Christian societies carried strong residual traces of a medieval and personalized approach to the ... More


Setting the Law in Motion

Michael D Birnhack

in Colonial Copyright: Intellectual Property in Mandate Palestine

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199661138
eISBN:
9780191746147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661138.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

The law was activated in the 1930s. New technologies enabled public performance of music, the development of local culture(s), and emergence of a cafe/entertainment culture, placed copyright in the ... More


Invitation to the Sociology of International Law

Moshe Hirsch

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199688111
eISBN:
9780191767456
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688111.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Legal History

This book aims to cast light on the under-explored sociological dimension of international law. The book emphasizes that international legal rules are deeply embedded in diverse social factors and ... More


Law Making and the Scottish Parliament: The Early Years in Context

Elaine E Sutherland, Kay E Goodall, Gavin F M Little, and Fraser P Davidson

in Law Making and the Scottish Parliament: The Early Years

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640195
eISBN:
9780748651498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640195.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to offer critical analysis of the first ten years of law making by the Scottish Parliament in a number of key areas, putting it into its wider ... More


The Hereditability of Locatio Conductio

P J du Plessis

in Beyond Dogmatics: Law and Society in the Roman World

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748627936
eISBN:
9780748651474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627936.003.0031
Subject:
Law, Legal History

What is the relationship between Roman law and the society which produced it? There are two divergent academic views on the issue. On the one hand, Alan Watson has argued that it is too simplistic to ... More


Some Conclusions

Moshe Hirsch

in Invitation to the Sociology of International Law

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199688111
eISBN:
9780191767456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688111.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Legal History

Chapter 7 briefly assesses the contribution of sociological analysis to international law scholarship. The chapter underlines that international law operates in (and between) social groups, and ... More


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