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Our Secret Constitution: How Lincoln Redefined American Democracy

George P. Fletcher

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195156287
eISBN:
9780199872169
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195156285.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book asserts that the Civil War marks the end of one era of American legal history, and the beginning of another. Abraham Lincoln's famous Gettysberg Address is viewed as the beginning of a new ... More


Plurinational Democracy: Stateless Nations in a Post-Sovereignty Era

Michael Keating

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240760
eISBN:
9780191599644
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240760.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Nationality claims are often seen as zero‐sum politics involving incompatible conceptions of the polity. Nationalism and self‐determination are seen as equivalent to separatism. Rethinking the ... More


The Making of Legal Authority: Non-legislative Codifications in Historical and Comparative Perspective

Nils Jansen

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199588763
eISBN:
9780191723315
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588763.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Accounts of the nature of legal authority typically focus on the authority of officially sanctioned rules issued by legally recognised bodies — legislatures, courts, and regulators — that fit ... More


Legality's Borders: An Essay in General Jurisprudence

Keith Culver and Michael Giudice

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195370751
eISBN:
9780199775903
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370751.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Analytical legal theories are increasingly sophisticated, yet their development is uneven. While admirably adapted to explaining the unitary law-state, they are poorly suited to characterizing new ... More


Islamic Natural Law Theories

Anver M. Emon

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579006
eISBN:
9780191722639
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579006.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Legal History

This book offers the first sustained jurisprudential inquiry into Islamic natural law theory. It introduces readers to competing theories of Islamic natural law theory based on close readings of ... More


Broken Engagements: The Action for Breach of Promise of Marriage and the Feminine Ideal, 1800-1940

Saskia Lettmaier

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199569977
eISBN:
9780191722066
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569977.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

While common law actions for breach of promise of marriage originated in the mid-seventeenth century, it was not until the ‘long nineteenth century’ that they saw their rise to prominence and their ... More


Property and Community

Gregory S. Alexander and Eduardo M. Peñalver (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195391572
eISBN:
9780199775804
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391572.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

The relationship between individuals and communities — all manner of communities, but especially the state — is a central preoccupation of property theory. Across a broad range of property thought — ... More


Introduction

William Cornish, Michael Lobban, and Keith Smith

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XI: 1820–1914 English Legal System

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199258819
eISBN:
9780191718151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258819.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This introductory chapter presents an overview of the chapters in this part of the book. Chapter II begins by outlining the 19th-century frame of government and law. It then turns to issues of what ... More


General Introduction

Patrick Polden

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XI: 1820–1914 English Legal System

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199258819
eISBN:
9780191718151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258819.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter shows that by the late 19th century changes in structures of the law would seem more notable for what had been preserved than for what had been replaced or transformed. The superior ... More


Conclusion

Nils Jansen

in The Making of Legal Authority: Non-legislative Codifications in Historical and Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199588763
eISBN:
9780191723315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588763.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This concluding chapter argues that non-legislative codifications, such as the American Restatements, the Principles of European Contract Law, and the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial ... More


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