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Japan’s Civil Registration Systems Before and After the Meiji Restoration

Osamu Saito and Masahiro Sato

in Registration and Recognition: Documenting the Person in World History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265314
eISBN:
9780191760402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265314.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter traces the evolution of Japan's systems of household and land registration from c.1600 to the period of early Meiji reforms in the 1870s and 1880s, with due attention to the distinction ... More


Land Law

Derek Wood

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/9780199532711.003.0043
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter focuses on the role of the House of Lords in relation to land law. It argues that the House has always responded energetically and purposefully to new legislation. Analysing the policy ... More


The Role of Social Representations in the Production and Application of the Law: A Case Study of Property Law in Senegal

Caroline Plançon

in Law and Anthropology: Current Legal Issues Volume 12

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199580910
eISBN:
9780191723025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580910.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter examines property law in Senegal. It begins by presenting some of the conceptual specificities used in the study. It then analyzes different concrete examples in both rural and urban ... More


Land Legislation for England and Wales 1925–2001

Peter Birks

in The Law of Property

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198299936
eISBN:
9780191685811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299936.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

This chapter examines the basic principles of the present law governing the normal holding and transfer of land in England and Wales. It has been the subject of major legislation which is still ... More


The Ghost Market: Land Titling and Mortgaging After Independence

Parker Shipton

in Mortgaging the Ancestors: Ideologies of Attachment in Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300116021
eISBN:
9780300152746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300116021.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter examines the promise that national governments made to farmers regarding the registry of their land as private property—and how these rural people allowed their governments to do so ... More


Citizenship and Land Rights in Postcolonial Kenya

in Worries of the Heart: Widows, Family, and Community in Kenya

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226554198
eISBN:
9780226554228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226554228.003.0015
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter explains citizenship and land rights in postcolonial Kenya. Many new citizens, especially widows, discovered that their rights were not as secure as promised; and in at least in one ... More


Land Law and Forestry

Simon Butt and Tim Lindsey

in Indonesian Law

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780199677740
eISBN:
9780191757242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199677740.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

As this chapter shows, Indonesia’s land law is complex. Before 1960, land owned by Westerners was subject to Dutch law, and land owned by Indonesians was governed by adat, or traditional customary ... More


The Ordering of Community in Ritual Life

in Emperor and Ancestor: State and Lineage in South China

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753180
eISBN:
9780804767934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753180.003.0015
Subject:
History, Asian History

As a result of the administrative transition in the sixteenth century, village religion in imperial China was reduced to the indigenous, a change in the representation of local society in relation to ... More


The Work of the Law Commission

Mary Arden

in Common Law and Modern Society: Keeping Pace with Change

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198755845
eISBN:
9780191816970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755845.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Philosophy of Law

Law reform is vital and the Law Commission plays a significant role in addressing this need. Changes or revisions within the law can become necessary as a result of technological innovation or ... More


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