Legal Traditions of the World

Sustainable Diversity in Law
Author: H. Patrick Glenn
Publisher: Oxford University Press (UK)
ISBN: 019966983X
Category: Law
Page: 423
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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

Legal Traditions of the World

Sustainable Diversity in Law
Author: H. Patrick Glenn
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199580804
Category: Law
Page: 418
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'a superb book' J South Pacific L --

Legal Traditions of the World

Sustainable Diversity in Law
Author: H. Patrick Glenn
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199205417
Category: Law
Page: 395
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Previous editions published : 2nd (2004) and 1st (2000).

Sklaven des Wachstums - die Geschichte einer Befreiung


Author: Reiner Klingholz
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593421488
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 348
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Mit diesem Buch erhalten Sie das E-Book inklusive! Im 20. Jahrhundert hat die Menschheit auf allen Ebenen ein Wachstum ohnegleichen erlebt. Doch obwohl die Ressourcen knapp werden und die Ökosysteme unter der Last von über sieben Milliarden Menschen mit immer höheren Ansprüchen ächzen, bauen unsere gesamten Wirtschafts-, Finanz- und Sozialsysteme nach wie vor auf endloses Wachstum. "Wir haben uns vom Wachstum regelrecht versklaven lassen", sagt der renommierte Demografieexperte Reiner Klingholz. Dennoch schleicht sich das Ende des "Mehr-ist-mehr" durch die Hintertür heran: Schon lebt die Hälfte aller Menschen in Ländern, deren Bevölkerung mittelfristig nicht mehr wachsen wird. Längerfristig steht sogar ein deutlicher Rückgang der Weltbevölkerung an. Zusammen mit der Alterung der Gesellschaften sinken auch die Aussichten auf wirtschaftliche Höhenflüge. Planlos treiben wir in das Zeitalter des Postwachstums und haben keinerlei Konzepte für ein Wohlergehen der Gesellschaften unter diesen ungewohnten Bedingungen. "Wir haben nur eine Zukunft", so Klingholz, "wenn wir lernen, das Schrumpfen zu lieben." Ausgezeichnet durch die Deutsche Umweltstiftung als Umweltbuch des Monats April 2014

Das Zeitalter des Überwachungskapitalismus


Author: Shoshana Zuboff
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593439638
Category: Political Science
Page: 727
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Gegen den Big-Other-Kapitalismus ist Big Brother harmlos. Die Menschheit steht am Scheideweg, sagt die Harvard-Ökonomin Shoshana Zuboff. Bekommt die Politik die wachsende Macht der High-Tech-Giganten in den Griff? Oder überlassen wir uns der verborgenen Logik des Überwachungskapitalismus? Wie reagieren wir auf die neuen Methoden der Verhaltensauswertung und -manipulation, die unsere Autonomie bedrohen? Akzeptieren wir die neuen Formen sozialer Ungleichheit? Ist Widerstand ohnehin zwecklos? Zuboff bewertet die soziale, politische, ökonomische und technologische Bedeutung der großen Veränderung, die wir erleben. Sie zeichnet ein unmissverständliches Bild der neuen Märkte, auf denen Menschen nur noch Quelle eines kostenlosen Rohstoffs sind - Lieferanten von Verhaltensdaten. Noch haben wir es in der Hand, wie das nächste Kapitel des Kapitalismus aussehen wird. Meistern wir das Digitale oder sind wir seine Sklaven? Es ist unsere Entscheidung! Zuboffs Buch liefert eine neue Erzählung des Kapitalismus. An ihrer Deutung kommen kritische Geister nicht vorbei.

Punishment, Restorative Justice and the Morality of Law


Author: Erik Claes,René Foqué,Tony Peters
Publisher: Intersentia nv
ISBN: 9050954235
Category: Law
Page: 201
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Critics take the unclear status of restorative justice practices, along with their vagueness in meaning and purpose, as a clear invitation to a fundamental questioning of the legitimacy of these practices. Their supporters consider the experiment of restorative justice as a platform for reforming penal institutions and for rethinking the legitimacy of orthodox legal reasoning. Within the framework of a rechtsstaat, a democratic state governed by fundamental rights and by the rule of law, both issues of legitimacy lead not only to reflection on concepts such as restoration, punishment, or on such notions as harm and wrong. Questioning the legitimacy both of restorative justice practices and of the prevailing penal system also inevitably involves some reflection on, and articulation of, the underlying values and normative aspirations of such a democratic constitutional state. What are these values and how can they be given appropriate expression in the leading concepts and principles of the criminal law? To what extent are fundamental rights and principles of the rule of law sufficiently reflected in the practices of restorative justice? How are these practices to be related to the criminal justice system according to the normative aspirations of a democratic constitutional state? To what degree can current penal practices be made continuous with these aspirations? These fundamental questions formed the intellectual framework for the 10th Aquinas Conference on Restorative Justice, Punishment and the Morality of Law, at which conference the larger part of the papers published in this volume were presented. Consistent with the structure of the conference, this collection of essays is organised into three parts, each focussing on one central topic and containing a lead essay and corresponding replies. The first part offers critical scrutiny of one of the cornerstones of a criminal justice system governed by the rule of law, namely the principle of legality. Efforts are made to empower this principle through reflection on its underlying values and aspirations, and this in order to meet some of the legitimate ideals and concerns of restorative justice. These efforts are subsequently assessed from both sociological and philosophical perspectives. In the second part, attention is drawn to the legitimacy of restorative justice practices. Here, the normative intuitions of a democratic constitutional state serve either as a critical framework to assess these practices, or, more optimistically, as ideals to whose realisation restorative justice is supposed to make a valuable contribution. And, finally, in the third part, reflection on the value of restorative justice brings us to a fundamental questioning of the legitimacy of punishment and penal practices. Central to the discussion is whether it is possible to interpret and normatively reconstruct the idea and practice of punishment so as to make them compatible with, and even continuous with, the underlying values of a democratic constitutional state.

Essays in the History of Canadian Law

Quebec and the Canadas
Author: George Blaine Baker,Donald Fyson
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442670061
Category: History
Page: 608
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The essays in this volume deal with the legal history of the Province of Quebec, Upper and Lower Canada, and the Province of Canada between the British conquest of 1759 and confederation of the British North America colonies in 1867. The backbone of the modern Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec, this geographic area was unified politically for more than half of the period under consideration. As such, four of the papers are set in the geographic cradle of modern Quebec, four treat nineteenth-century Ontario, and the remaining four deal with the St. Lawrence and Great Lakes watershed as a whole. The authors come from disciplines as diverse as history, socio-legal studies, women’s studies, and law. The majority make substantial use of second-language sources in their essays, which shade into intellectual history, social and family history, regulatory history, and political history.

Intimations of Global Law


Author: Neil Walker
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316195708
Category: Law
Page: N.A
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A strain of law reaching beyond any bounded international or transnational remit to assert a global jurisdiction has recently acquired a new prominence. Intimations of Global Law detects this strain in structures of international law claiming a planetary scope independent of state consent, in new threads of global constitutional law, administrative law and human rights, and in revived notions of ius gentium and the global rule of law. It is also visible in the legal pursuit of functionally differentiated global public goods, general conflict rules, norms of 'legal pluralism' and new legal hybrids such as the global law of peace and humanity law. The coming of global law affects how law manifests itself in a global age and alters the shape of our legal-ethical horizons. Global law presents a diverse, unsettled and sometimes conflicted legal category, and one which challenges our very understanding of the rudiments of legal authority.

A Transatlantic Community of Law

Legal Perspectives on the Relationship between the EU and US Legal Orders
Author: Elaine Fahey,Deirdre Curtin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107060516
Category: Law
Page: 349
View: 1997
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This volume explores law's place in contemporary transatlantic relations and considers its institutional characteristics and trade and security rule-making.

Laudati si

Hundert Worte
Author: Franciscus (Assisias)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783879967346
Category:
Page: 100
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The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Law


Author: Mathias Reimann,Reinhard Zimmermann
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191018872
Category: Law
Page: 1456
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The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Law provides a wide-ranging and highly diverse critical survey of comparative law at the beginning of the twenty-first century. It summarizes and evaluates a discipline that is time-honoured but not easily understood in all its dimensions. In the current era of globalization, this discipline is more relevant than ever, both on the academic and on the practical level. The Handbook is divided into three main sections. Section I surveys how comparative law has developed and where it stands today in various parts of the world. This includes not only traditional model jurisdictions, such as France, Germany, and the United States, but also other regions like Eastern Europe, East Asia, and Latin America. Section II then discusses the major approaches to comparative law - its methods, goals, and its relationship with other fields, such as legal history, economics, and linguistics. Finally, section III deals with the status of comparative studies in over a dozen subject matter areas, including the major categories of private, economic, public, and criminal law. The Handbook contains forty two chapters which are written by experts from around the world. The aim of each chapter is to provide an accessible, original, and critical account of the current state of comparative law in its respective area which will help to shape the agenda in the years to come. Each chapter also includes a short bibliography referencing the definitive works in the field.

Pluralism in International Criminal Law


Author: Elies van Sliedregt,Sergey Vasiliev
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 019100829X
Category: Law
Page: 410
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Despite the growth in international criminal courts and tribunals, the majority of cases concerning international criminal law are prosecuted at the domestic level. This means that both international and domestic courts have to contend with a plethora of relevant, but often contradictory, judgments by international institutions and by other domestic courts. This book provides a detailed investigation into the impact this pluralism has had on international criminal law and procedure, and examines the key problems which arise from it. The work identifies the various interpretations of the concept of pluralism and discusses how it manifests in a broad range of aspects of international criminal law and practice. These include substantive jurisdiction, the definition of crimes, modes of individual criminal responsibility for international crimes, sentencing, fair trial rights, law of evidence, truth-finding, and challenges faced by both international and domestic courts in gathering, testing and evaluating evidence. Authored by leading practitioners and academics in the field, the book employs pluralism as a methodological tool to advance the debate beyond the classic view of 'legal pluralism' leading to a problematic fragmentation of the international legal order. It argues instead that pluralism is a fundamental and indispensable feature of international criminal law which permeates it on several levels: through multiple legal regimes and enforcement fora, diversified sources and interpretations of concepts, and numerous identities underpinning the law and practice. The book addresses the virtues and dangers of pluralism, reflecting on the need for, and prospects of, harmonization of international criminal law around a common grammar. It ultimately brings together the theories of legal pluralism, the comparative law discourse on legal transplants, harmonization, and convergence, and the international legal debate on fragmentation to show where pluralism and divergence will need to be accepted as regular, and even beneficial, features of international criminal justice.

Legal traditions of the world


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Trust

A History
Author: Geoffrey Hosking
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191022829
Category: History
Page: 256
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Today there is much talk of a 'crisis of trust'; a crisis which is almost certainly genuine, but usually misunderstood. Trust: A History offers a new perspective on the ways in which trust and distrust have functioned in past societies, providing an empirical and historical basis against which the present crisis can be examined, and suggesting ways in which the concept of trust can be used as a tool to understand our own and other societies. Geoffrey Hosking argues that social trust is mediated through symbolic systems, such as religion and money, and the institutions associated with them, such as churches and banks. Historically these institutions have nourished trust, but the resulting trust networks have tended to create quite tough boundaries around themselves, across which distrust is projected against outsiders. Hosking also shows how nation-states have been particularly good at absorbing symbolic systems and generating trust among large numbers of people, while also erecting distinct boundaries around themselves, despite an increasingly global economy. He asserts that in the modern world it has become common to entrust major resources to institutions we know little about, and suggests that we need to learn from historical experience and temper this with more traditional forms of trust, or become an ever more distrustful society, with potentially very destabilising consequences.

Rechtsvereinheitlichung im Zivil- und Kollisionsrecht


Author: Jayme/Mansel/Pfeiffer
Publisher: C.F. Müller GmbH
ISBN: 3811439383
Category: Law
Page: 270
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Leitthema des vorliegenden Jahrbuchbandes ist die Rechtsvereinheitlichung im Zivil- und Kollisionsrecht. Dieser Prozess wird sowohl aus historischer Perspektive als auch in seiner gegenwärtigen Dimension beleuchtet. Zwei Abhandlungen behandeln mit unterschiedlicher Akzentsetzung den Einfluss des französischen Code civil auf die Entwicklung des italienischen Zivilrechts, auch unter Einbezug der Auswirkungen auf das deutsche Zivilrecht. Mit der Rom III-VO zum Scheidungsrecht und der kommenden EU-Erbrechtsverordnung werden zwei für den deutsch-italienischen Rechtsverkehr zentrale Rechtsakte analysiert. Auch werden die neuesten Reformen im italienischen Arbeitsrecht und die Möglichkeit der Restschuldbefreiung für italienische Verbraucher und Kleinunternehmer vorgestellt. Weitere Beiträge widmen sich dem Kulturgüterschütz in Italien, dem Verhältnis von Codice del consumo und Codice civile, dem neuen italienischen Anwaltsvergütungsrecht und den Schadensfolgen bei Verkehrsunfällen nach italienischem Haftungs- und Versicherungsrecht. Wie gewohnt, enthält auch dieser Band eine umfangreiche Dokumentation der deutschen Judikatur und Literatur zum italienischen Recht und zum deutsch-italienischen Rechtsverkehr.

Einführung in die Rechtsvergleichung auf dem Gebiete des Privatrechts


Author: Konrad Zweigert,Hein Kötz
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Civil law
Page: 442
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Vom Sakrament zum Vertrag

Ehe, Religion und Recht in der abendländischen Tradition
Author: John Witte
Publisher: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt
ISBN: 9783374026999
Category:
Page: 322
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Was ist die Ehe - Ruckgrat einer stabilen Gesellschaftsordnung oder Kernmodell patriarchalischer Herrschaftsstruktur? Die Vielfalt von Meinungen daruber ist verwirrend. John Witte untersucht das komplexe Zusammenspiel von Recht, Theologie und dem Konzept der Ehe im Abendland. Er verfolgt die christlichen Normen und die abendlandischen rechtlichen Prinzipien zur Ehe und zum Familienleben besonders in den letzten 500 Jahren. Dabei stellt der Autor den besonderen Beitrag eines jeden Modells - des sakramentalen-katholischen, des lutherischen, calvinistischen, anglikanischen und des aufklarerischen Ehekonzepts - zur Ehetradition des Abendlandes jenseits moralischer Kategorisierungen heraus.

Stipulatio poenae

Studien zur röm. Vertragsstrafe
Author: Rolf Knütel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Penalties, Contractual (Roman law)
Page: 385
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Geschichte der Universität in Europa


Author: Walter Rüegg,Asa Briggs
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406369537
Category: Education, Higher
Page: 542
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Dieses auf vier Bände angelegte Werk ist eine Geschichte der "Institution Universität" in Europa von ihrer Entstehung im Mittelalter bis in die heutige Zeit und zugleich eine vergleichende Geschichte der europäischen Universitäten sowie der außereuropäischen Universitäten, die nach europäischem Muster gegründet worden sind. Es wird auf Initiative der europäischen Rektorenkonferenz (CRE), der über 500 wissenschaftliche Hochschulen in 27 europäischen Staaten angehören, von einem internationalen Komitee namhafter Wissenschaftler unter dem Vorsitz von Walter Rüegg (Schweiz) herausgegeben. Absicht dieses Gemeinschaftswerkes ist es, die gesellschaftlichen Rahmenbedingungen und Aufgaben, die Merkmale geistiger und institutioneller Identität, die Strukturen, Gestaltungen und Hauptprobleme der europäischen Universitäten in ihren geschichtlichen Grundlagen und Veränderungen, aber auch in ihren regionalen Unterschieden, auf dem heutigen Forschungsstand vergleichend und zusammenfassend darzustellen.