Comparative Legal Traditions in a Nutshell

Author: Mary Ann Glendon
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 0314285601
Release Date: 2015-11-23
Genre:

This nutshell offers a general introduction to comparative law that includes both an overview of the methods of comparative law as well as of the two most widespread legal traditions in the world: civil (or Romano-Germanic) law and common law. For both legal traditions, this expert discussion covers their history; legal structures, including constitutional systems, courts, and judicial review; the roles of central legal actors, including lawyers, judges, and scholars; an overview of civil and criminal procedure; the principal sources of law and divisions of substantive law; and the judicial process. Throughout, the discussion also includes references to the place and the importance of supranational law and institutions and their impact on the civil law and common law traditions in Europe.

Jenseits der Menschenrechte

Author: Anne Peters
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 3161527496
Release Date: 2014-04-09
Genre: Law

Grundthese des Buches ist, dass ein Paradigmenwechsel stattgefunden hat, der den Menschen zum primaren Volkerrechtssubjekt macht. Diese These wird vor dem Hintergrund der Ideengeschichte und Dogmatik der Volkerrechtspersonlichkeit des Menschen entfaltet und auf die Rechtspraxis in zahlreichen Teilrechtsgebieten, angefangen vom Recht der internationalen Verantwortung uber das Recht des bewaffneten Konflikts, das Recht der Katastrophenhilfe, das internationale Strafrecht, das internationale Umweltrecht, das Konsularrecht und das Recht des diplomatischen Schutzes, das internationale Arbeitsrecht, das Fluchtlingsrecht bis hin zum internationalen Investitionsschutzrecht gestutzt. Der neue Volkerrechtsstatus des Menschen wird mit dem Begriff des subjektiven internationalen Rechts auf den Punkt gebracht.

Comparative Legal Studies Traditions and Transitions

Author: Pierre Legrand
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110732033X
Release Date: 2003-08-14
Genre: Law

The 14 essays that make up this 2003 volume are written by leading international scholars to provide an authoritative survey of the state of comparative legal studies. Representing such varied disciplines as the law, political science, sociology, history and anthropology, the contributors review the intellectual traditions that have evolved within the discipline of comparative legal studies, explore the strengths and failings of the various methodologies that comparatists adopt and, significantly, explore the directions that the subject is likely to take in the future. No previous work had examined so comprehensively the philosophical and methodological foundations of comparative law. This is quite simply a book with which anyone embarking on comparative legal studies will have to engage.

Comparative Law

Author: Mathias Siems
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781316863701
Release Date: 2018-03-31
Genre: Law

Comparative Law offers a thorough grounding in the subject for students and scholars of comparative law alike, critically debating both traditional and modern approaches to the subject and using examples from a range of legal systems gives the reader a truly global perspective. Covering essential academic debates and comparative law methodology, its contextualised approach draws on examples from politics, economics and development studies to provide an original contribution to topics of comparative law. This new edition: is fully revised and updated throughout to reflect contemporary research, contains more examples from many areas of law and there is also an increased discussion of the relevance of regional, international, transnational and global laws for comparative law. Suitable for students taking courses in comparative law and related fields, this book offers a fresh contextualised and cosmopolitan perspective on the subject.

Europ isches Vertragsrecht

Author: Hein Kötz
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 316153767X
Release Date: 2015-03-17
Genre: Law

English summary: This volume deals with the contract law of the European legal systems. What are the essential rules of these systems on the formation and validity of contracts? What rules apply to a party's right to bring a claim for performance, to terminate the contract or to claim damages for breach? While the discussion is based on the national rules, they are taken into account only as local variations on a European theme. To what extent is it therefore possible to speak of a common European law of contract? What contributions do the "Principles of European Contract Law" and the proposal of the "Draft Common Frame of Reference" make? This book is not only aimed at helping to teach young Europeans lawyers, but also strives to assist those engaged in the reform of national contract law or the drafting of uniform European legislation. The first 1996 edition of the volume has now been updated and completed. German description: Unter "Europaischem Vertragsrecht" versteht dieses Buch die Regeln, die den Rechtsordnungen der europaischen Lander gemeinsam sind: Wie kommt ein gultiger Vertrag zustande? Nach welchen Regeln wird beurteilt, ob eine Vertragspartei die Erfullung des Vertrages verlangen, von dem Vertrag Abstand nehmen, ihn widerrufen oder kundigen oder den Kontrahenten auf Schadensersatz in Anspruch nehmen kann? Lassen sich auf dem Gebiet des Vertragsrechts gemeineuropaische Strukturen auffinden? Gibt es allgemein akzeptierte Regeln? Wie sind sie zu formulieren, wenn man die "Prinzipien des Europaischen Vertragsrechts" oder die Vorschlage des "Draft Common Frame of Reference" berucksichtigt? Dabei werden die Losungen der nationalen Rechtsordnungen ausfuhrlich - wenn auch stets nur als nationale Variationen eines europaischen Themas - behandelt. Das Buch kann deshalb bei der rechtsvergleichenden Ausbildung der jungen europaischen Juristen eine Rolle spielen, ferner auch dort, wo e s um die Vorbereitung europaischen Gesetzesrechts oder um die Reform der nationalen Vertragsrechte geht. Das Buch ist in einer ersten unvollstandigen Auflage schon 1996 erschienen. Die Neuauflage bringt den Text auf den neuen Stand und erganzt ihn um die damals noch fehlenden Abschnitte.

Legal Traditions of the World

Author: H. Patrick Glenn
Publisher: Oxford University Press (UK)
ISBN: 9780199669837
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Law

Legal Traditions of the World places national laws in the broader context of major legal traditions, those of chthonic (or indigenous) law, talmudic law, civil law, islamic law, common law, hindu law and confucian law. Each tradition is examined in terms of its institutions and substantive law, its founding concepts and methods, its attitude towards the concept of change and its teaching on relations with other traditions and peoples. The fifth edition covers increasing recognition of chthonic legal tradition and features new discussion on the notion of collective memory. New to this editionFeatures new discussion on the notion of collective memoryCovers increasing recognition of chthonic legal traditionIncludes new coverage of the notions of Big Data, Big History and private cloudsIncreased coverage of treatment of animals in each of the legal traditions

The Civil Law Tradition 3rd Edition

Author: John Henry Merryman
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804768337
Release Date: 2007-05-21
Genre: Law

Designed for the general reader and students of law, this is a concise history and analysis of the civil law tradition, which is dominant in most of Europe, all of Latin America, and many parts of Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. This new edition deals with recent significant events—such as the fall of the Soviet empire and the resulting precipitous decline of the socialist legal tradition—and their significance for the civil law tradition. The book also incorporates the findings of recent important literature on the legal cultures of civil law countries.

Ghettorenten

Author: Marc Reuter
Publisher:
ISBN: 3161565738
Release Date: 2019
Genre:

War Arbeit, die insbesondere judische Verfolgte des Nationalsozialismus in Ghettos wahrend des Zweiten Weltkriegs unter unmenschlichen Bedingungen erbrachten, eine rentenversicherungspflichtige Beschaftigung? Erfolgte sie "freiwillig" im Sinne der bundesrepublikanischen Rentenversicherungsgesetze? Waren Essensrationen "Entgelt"? So widerspruchlich diese Fragen sind, so wichtig waren und sind sie fur Uberlebende der NS-Verfolgung, die auf eine spate Anerkennung ihrer im Ghetto geleisteten Tatigkeit hoff(t)en. Marc Reuter unterzieht die wechselvolle Rechtsprechung der Sozialgerichte dazu einer kritischen Prufung. Er zeigt, dass juristische Methodik und rentenversicherungsrechtliche Dogmatik angesichts der Wirklichkeit der Ghettos an ihre Grenzen gelangen und ein im Sozialversicherungsrecht herrschendes Kontinuitatsdenken die Aufarbeitung des NS-Unrechts erschwerte.

Legal traditions and systems

Author: Alan N. Katz
Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
ISBN: 0313238308
Release Date: 1986
Genre: Law

This authoritative legal guide, written by a distinguished group of specialists, presents analyses of legal systems, practices, and practitioners of all the major countries and regions of the world. Adopting a systematic, comparative approach, the volume illuminates the linkages between the nature of legal arrangements with the nature of particular societies.