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Being REASONABLE: A Key Anglo Value and Its Cultural Roots

Anna Wierzbicka

in English: Meaning and Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195174748
eISBN:
9780199788514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174748.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This chapter investigates, in a historical and cultural perspective, the meaning of the word reasonable, and in particular, of the phrases reasonable man and reasonable doubt, which play an important ... More


“What are you going to do with the village's knowledge?” Language Ideologies and Legal Power in Hopi Tribal Court

in Arguing with Tradition: The Language of Law in Hopi Tribal Court

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226712932
eISBN:
9780226712963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226712963.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Building on the emerging linguistic anthropological study of language ideologies, metadiscourses, and metapragmatics, this chapter explores the interactional practices by which legal actors ... More


Trust

Tony Honoré

in Southern Cross: Civil Law and Common Law in South Africa

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198260875
eISBN:
9780191682162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260875.003.0027
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The English trust is an institution by which a trustee has the title to property which he holds or administers for another, the beneficiary, or for an abstract purpose. Trust has taken root in South ... More


The Old Regime: Lawful Bargaining for Public Services

Nicholas R. Parrillo

in Against the Profit Motive: The Salary Revolution in American Government, 1780-1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780300176582
eISBN:
9780300187304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300176582.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Part One of this book tells the story of facilitative payments, which were the moneys that public officials received for providing services to “customers’ who wanted them. From the Middle Ages up to ... More


“He could not speak Hopi…. That puzzle-puzzled me”: The Pragmatic Paradoxes of Hopi Tradition in Court

in Arguing with Tradition: The Language of Law in Hopi Tribal Court

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226712932
eISBN:
9780226712963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226712963.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter considers the confrontations of the Hopi Tribe's legal actors through discourses of Hopi tradition and Anglo-American law in a second hearing on property disputes. It focuses on the ... More


A Lesson from Shakespeare to the Modern Judge on Law, Disobedience, Justification, and Mercy

Diane P. Wood

in Shakespeare and the Law: A Conversation among Disciplines and Professions

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226924939
eISBN:
9780226924946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924946.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The strict adherence to the letter of the law and the inclination to bend when circumstances demand is one of the oldest tensions in law. Both themes are woven through Anglo-American law, and are ... More


Money in the Western Legal Tradition: Middle Ages to Bretton Woods

David Fox and Wolfgang Ernst (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198704744
eISBN:
9780191774041
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704744.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Monetary law is essential to the functioning of private transactions and international dealings by the state: nearly every legal transaction has a monetary aspect. This book presents an analysis of ... More


Consideration

Charles Fried

in Contract as Promise: A Theory of Contractual Obligation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780190240158
eISBN:
9780190240196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190240158.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter covers the contract topic of consideration. In Anglo-American law a promise is not usually binding without consideration. Consideration is defined as something either given or promised ... More


ocal Precedents

Laura Stark

in Behind Closed Doors: IRBs and the Making of Ethical Research

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226770864
eISBN:
9780226770888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226770888.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the importance of local precedents in the decision making process of institutional review boards (IRBs) based on a survey of the chairman of IRBs in major research universities ... More


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