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  • Asian Legal Revivalsby Yves Dezalay; Bryant G. Garth

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 27.50

    More than a decade ago, before globalization became a buzzword, Yves Dezalay and Bryant G. Garth established themselves as leading analysts of how that process has shaped the legal profession. Drawing upon the insights of Pierre Bourdieu, Asian Legal Revivals explores the increasing importance of the positions of the law and lawyers in South and... more...

  • Law and Power in the Islamic Worldby Sami Zubaida

    I.B.Tauris 2003; US$ 14.95

    Islamic law (the Shari?a) and its application is a central issue in contemporary Islamic politics and culture. This book examines the origins and evolution of the Shari?a and the corpus of texts, concepts and practices in which it has been enshrined. Sami Zubaida considers key historical episodes of political accommodations and contests between scholars... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Greek Lawby Michael Gagarin; David Cohen

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    This Companion volume provides a comprehensive and interdisciplinary study of Greek law. more...

  • Kriminalität im Jahr 2020by Michael Hanslmaier; Stefanie Kemme; Katharina Stoll; Dirk Baier

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 44.99

    Angesichts des demografischen Wandels beschäftigen sich die AutorInnen mit der Kriminalitätsentwicklung in den Bereichen Polizei, Justiz und Strafvollzug. Auf der Grundlage zahlreicher Interviews mit ExpertInnen lassen sich die relevanten Faktoren identifizieren, die die Kriminalitätsentwicklung der Jahre 1995 bis 2010 beeinflusst haben. In Kombination... more...

  • Chinese Lawmaking: From Non-communicative to Communicativeby Peng He

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 129.00

    Dr Peng He in her book addresses various issues, drawing on Western and Chinese sources for her argument for a ?communicative? theory of law making. This book is both timely and important in the Chinese context. Her argument depends upon the insight that what is important in societies is not just representative democracy but ?voice? - the opportunity... more...

  • An Unruly Childby Bruce Kercher

    Allen & Unwin 1995; US$ 40.90

    Provocative history of Australian law since white settlement. more...

  • Religion and Personal Law in Secular Indiaby Gerald James Larson

    Indiana University Press 2001; US$ 18.35

    Though a directive principle of the constitution, a uniform civil code of law has never been written or instituted in India. As a result, in matters of personal law -- the segment of law concerning marriage, dowry, divorce, parentage, legitimacy, wills, and inheritance -- individuals of different backgrounds... more...

  • Blood, Land, and Sexby Lyda Favali; Roy Pateman

    Indiana University Press 2003; US$ 19.95

    In Eritrea, state, traditional, and religious laws equally prevail, but any of these legal systems may be put into play depending upon the individual or individuals involved in a legal dispute. Because of conflicting laws, it has been difficult for Eritreans to come to a consensus on what constitutes... more...

  • Law and Labour Market Regulation in East Asiaby Sean Cooney; Tim Lindsey; Richard Mitchell; Zhu Ying

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    This edited collection examines the labour laws of seven industrializing East Asian societies - China, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan, the Philippines and Vietnam - and discusses the variation in their impact across the whole region. Leading scholars from each country consider both laws pertaining to working conditions and industrial relations,... more...

  • East Asian Lawby Lucie Cheng; Arthur Rosett; Margaret Woo

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    This work explores the tension in East Asia between the trend towards a convergence of legal practices in the direction of a universal model and a reassertion of local cultural practices. The trend towards convergence arises in part from 'globalisation', from 'rule of law programs' promulgated by institutions such as the International Monetary Fund... more...