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Basic Concepts

Michelle T Grando

in Evidence, Proof, and Fact-Finding in WTO Dispute Settlement

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199572649
eISBN:
9780191722103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572649.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter discusses the meaning of basic concepts such as the burden of proof, standard of proof, and presumptions. It explains how those concepts are defined in the common law system, the civil ... More


The lives of subjects

Annabel S. Brett

in Changes of State: Nature and the Limits of the City in Early Modern Natural Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691141930
eISBN:
9781400838622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691141930.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter discusses the relationship of the state to its subjects as necessarily physically embodied beings. The primary way in which the commonwealth commands its subjects is through the medium ... More


Gifts: A Study in Comparative Law

Richard Hyland

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195343366
eISBN:
9780199867776
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343366.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This book studies the law governing the giving and revocation of gifts. Gift-giving is everywhere governed by social and customary norms before it encounters the law. Moreover, the giving of gifts ... More


Democratic Consolidation, Judicial Reform, and the Judicialization of Politics in Southern Europe

Pedro C. Magalhães, Carlo Guarnieri, and Yorgos Kaminis

in Democracy and the State in the New Southern Europe

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199202812
eISBN:
9780191708008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202812.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Democratization

This chapter presents the results of judicial reform in the new Southern Europe in the context of the legacies of the nondemocratic past and the strategies of political actors. The democratic ... More


Roman Law, Contemporary Law, European Law: The Civilian Tradition Today

Reinhard Zimmermann

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198299134
eISBN:
9780191708046
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299134.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

Legal history helps us to understand modern or contemporary law. It explains why the law has become what it is. It lays open the premises on which the modern law is based. It constitutes a rich ... More


The Worldwide Diffusion of Codes of Good Governance

Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra and Ruth V. Aguilera

in Corporate Governance and Firm Organization: Microfoundations and Structural Forms

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199269761
eISBN:
9780191710087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269761.003.0015
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter goes beyond the convergence/divergence dilemma by analysing change in CG practice in terms of the adoption of some codes of good governance rather than as the adoption of one particular ... More


Caring for Children: Risks and Responsibilities in the Law of Tort

Jo Bridgeman

in Law and Childhood Studies: Current Legal Issues Volume 14

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199652501
eISBN:
9780191739217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652501.003.0031
Subject:
Law, Family Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter explores civil law responsibilities to children. First, it examines the nature, scope, and extent of the civil responsibilities of parents to children, then the professional ... More


The Civil Laws, or Mishpatim

John Van Seters

in A Law Book for the Diaspora: Revision in the Study of the Covenant Code

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195153156
eISBN:
9780199834785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195153154.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter deals with civil laws of the casuistic type most common in Near Eastern codes and one of these, having to do with the Hebrew slave (Exod 21:2–11), occurs also in both Deuteronomy and the ... More


Marriage, Property, and Law in Late Imperial Russia

William G. Wagner

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204473
eISBN:
9780191676291
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204473.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book provides a systematic study of civil law in late Imperial Russia. It shows that efforts to adjust family, property, and inheritance law to changing social and economic conditions often ... More


Why Marriage Matters

Stephen Macedo

in Just Married: Same-Sex Couples, Monogamy, and the Future of Marriage

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691166483
eISBN:
9781400865857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166483.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This book offers arguments in defense of same-sex marriage, marriage (as a distinctive relationship defined by law), and monogamy. It considers the acrimonious debate over same-sex marriage and two ... More


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