Gifts

Author: Richard Hyland
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195343366
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Law

Gifts: A Study in Comparative Law is the first broad-based study of the law governing the giving and revocation of gifts ever attempted. Gift-giving is everywhere governed by social and customary norms before it encounters the law and the giving of gifts takes place largely outside of the marketplace. As a result of these two characteristics, the law of gifts provides an optimal lens through which to examine how different legal systems engage with social practice. The law of gifts is well-developed both in the civil and the common laws. Richard Hyland's study provides an excellent view of the ways in which different civil and common law jurisdictions confront common issues. The legal systems discussed include principally, in the common law, those of Great Britain, the United States, and India, and, in the civil law, the private law systems of Belgium and France, Germany, Italy, and Spain. Professor Hyland also serves a critique of the dominant method in the field, which is a form of functionalism based on what is called the praesumptio similitudinis, namely the axiom that, once legal doctrine is stripped away, developed legal systems tend to reach similar practical results. His study demonstrates, to the contrary, that legal systems actually differ, not only in their approach and conceptual structure, but just as much in the results.

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.

Freda the Fearless

Author: Sarah McConnell
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
ISBN: 0340989157
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Children's stories

Set sail with Scarlet Silver, granddaughter of the notorious pirate Long Joan Silver, on an adventure on the high seas.

Vague Vagabond

Author: Lucy Courtenay
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
ISBN: 0340989173
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Children's stories

Set sail with Scarlet Silver, granddaughter of the notorious pirate Long Joan Silver, on an adventure on the high seas.

Philosophical Foundations of Fiduciary Law

Author: Andrew S. Gold
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191005299
Release Date: 2014-08-14
Genre: Law

Fiduciary law is a critically important body of law. Fiduciary duties ensure the integrity of a remarkable variety of relationships, institutions, and organizations. They apply to relationships of great personal significance, including in some jurisdictions the relationship between parents and children. They structure a wide variety of commercial relationships, and they are essential to the regulation of relationships between professional service providers and their clients, including relationships between lawyer and client, doctor and patient, and investment manager and client. Fiduciary duties, perhaps uniquely in private law, challenge traditional ways of marking the boundaries between private and public law, inasmuch as they figure prominently in public governance. Indeed, there is even a storied tradition of thinking of the authority of the state in fiduciary terms. Notwithstanding its importance, fiduciary law has been woefully under-analysed by legal theorists. Filling this gap with a series of chapters by leading theorists, this book includes chapters on: the nature of fiduciary relationships, the connection between fiduciary duties and morality, the content and significance of fiduciary loyalty, the economic significance of fiduciary law, the application of fiduciary principles to public law and international law, the import of fiduciary relationships to theories of authority, and various other fundamental topics in the field. In many cases, new and important questions are raised by the book's chapters. Indeed, this book not only offers a much-needed theoretical assessment of fiduciary topics, it defines the field going forward, setting an agenda for future philosophical study of fiduciary law.

Die Gabe

Author: Marcel Mauss
Publisher:
ISBN: 351828343X
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Segmentierte Gesellschaft - Geschenk

Afrika/Europa - Siedlung - Handel/Verkehr - Wirtschaftsgeschichte.

A New Introduction to Comparative Law

Author: Jaakko Husa
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781849469517
Release Date: 2015-05-28
Genre: Law

This thought-provoking introduction to the study of comparative law provides in-depth analyses of all major comparative methodologies and theories and serves as a common sense guide to the study of foreign legal systems. It is written in a lively and accessible style and will prove indispensable reading to students of the subject. It also contains much that will be of interest to comparative law scholars, offering novel insights into commonplace methodological and theoretical questions and making a significant contribution to the field.

Critical Studies in Ancient Law Comparative Law and Legal History

Author: John Cairns
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781847310255
Release Date: 2001-01-19
Genre: Law

This important collection of essays is at the cutting edge of contemporary research on Roman law, comparative law, and legal history. The international and distinguished group of authors address some of the most lively contemporary problems in their respective fields, and provide new perspectives and insights in a wide range of areas. With a firm focus on texts and contexts, the papers come together to provide a coherent volume dedicated to one of the greatest contemporary Romanists, legal historians and comparative lawyers. The book covers Professor Watson's main fields of interest in a clear and accessible form, while also making available the scholarship of some individuals who do not normally publish in English. This fully-indexed volume will be of interest to all scholars and students of Roman law, ancient Jewish and Chinese law, legal history and comparative law, and will be useful for teaching and research in these fields.

Giving Women

Author: Jill Rappoport
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190208585
Release Date: 2011-12-12
Genre: Social Science

Altruism and self-assertiveness went hand in hand for Victorian women. During a period when most lacked property rights and professional opportunities, gift transactions allowed them to enter into economic negotiations of power as volatile and potentially profitable as those within the market systems that so frequently excluded or exploited them. They made presents of holiday books and homemade jams, transformed inheritances into intimate or aggressive bequests, and, in both prose and practice, offered up their own bodies in sacrifice. Far more than selfless acts of charity or sure signs of their suitability for marriage, such gifts radically reconstructed women's personal relationships and public activism in the nineteenth century. Giving Women examines the literary expression and cultural consequences of English women's giving from the 1820s to the First World War. Attending to the dynamic action and reaction of gift exchange in fiction and poetry by Charlotte Bront?, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Elizabeth Gaskell, and Christina Rossetti as well as in literary annuals, Salvation Army periodicals, and political pamphlets, Rappoport demonstrates how female authors and fictional protagonists alike mobilized networks outside of marriage and the market. Through giving, women redefined the primary allegiances of their everyday lives, forged public coalitions, and advanced campaigns for abolition, slum reform, eugenics, and suffrage.

Roman Law Comparative Law

Author: Alan Watson
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0820312614
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Law

Provides a comprehensive description of the system of Roman law, discussing slavery, property, contracts, delicts and succession. Also examines the ways in which Roman law influenced later legal systems such as the structure of European legal systems, tort law in the French civil code, differences between contract law in France and Germany, parameters of judicial reasoning, feudal law, and the interests of governments in making and communicating law.

Perfekt Der berlegene Weg zum Erfolg

Author: Robert Greene
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 9783446438200
Release Date: 2013-08-26
Genre: Political Science

Wie haben wir Erfolg, ohne verbissen zu sein? Wie schaffen wir es, unser Privatleben und unseren Beruf so miteinander zu verbinden, dass sie sich ergänzen und bereichern? Wie schöpfen wir aus der Fülle, statt uns vom Alltag auffressen zu lassen? Um all diese Fragen geht es in „Perfekt!“, dem neuen Buch von Robert Greene („Power – Die 48 Gesetze der Macht“). Und der Bestseller-Autor aus den USA bietet Lösungen: Mit Beispielen aus der Welt der Literatur und der Geschichte zeigt er, wie wir Schritt für Schritt herausfinden, wo unsere wirklichen Talente liegen und wie wir jene elegante Souveränität erlangen, nach der viele streben, die aber nur wenige erreichen.

Die RAF und die Justiz

Author: Volker Friedrich Drecktrah
Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften
ISBN: 3899751868
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Germany

Die Auseinandersetzungen im Zuge der Proteste gegen den Besuch des Schahs von Persien im Fruhjahr 1967 eskalierten in der Erschiessung des Studenten Benno Ohnesorg. Dieses Ereignis fuhrte u. a. zu einer Radikalisierung eines Teils der Studentenbewegung und drei Jahre spater schliesslich zur Grundung der -Rote Armee Fraktion (RAF)-. Die in der Folgezeit von der Gruppe begangenen terroristischen Gewalttaten erreichten ihren Hohepunkt in der sogenannten -Offensive A77- mit der Ermordung des Generalbundesanwalts Siegfried Buback, des Dresdner Bank-Chefs Jurgen Ponto und des Arbeitgeberprasidenten Hanns-Martin Schleyer. Als -Deutscher Herbst- gerieten die Ereignisse zur grossten innenpolitischen und juristischen Herausforderung der alten Bundesrepublik. Das Forum Justizgeschichte e.V. hat sich auf einer Tagung im Jahre 2006 intensiv mit der Entstehung und der Geschichte der RAF beschaftigt. Der gleichnamige Band enthalt Beitrage zum gesellschaftlichen Umfeld der RAF und zu den Reaktionen des Gesetzgebers sowie der Justiz aus der Sicht der Wissenschaft, von Zeitzeugen und Verteidigern einiger Gruppenmitglieder."