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Comparative Law in a Global Context

The Legal Systems of Asia and Africa

Comparative Law in a Global Context by Werner F. Menski
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Now in its second edition, this textbook presents a critical rethinking of the study of comparative law and legal theory in a globalising world, and proposes an alternative model. It highlights the inadequacies of current Western theoretical approaches in comparative law, international law, legal theory and jurisprudence, especially for studying Asian and African laws, arguing that they are too parochial and eurocentric to meet global challenges. Menski argues for combining modern natural law theories with positivist and socio-legal traditions, building an interactive, triangular concept of legal pluralism. Advocated as the fourth major approach to legal theory, this model is applied in analysing the historical and conceptual development of Hindu law, Muslim law, African laws and Chinese law.
Cambridge University Press; March 2006
696 pages; ISBN 9780511166785
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Title: Comparative Law in a Global Context
Author: Werner F. Menski
 
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0511166788
9780511166785
9780521858595
9781316099483