Great Legal Traditions

Civil Law, Common Law, and Chinese Law in Historical and Operational Perspective

Author: John Warren Head

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781594609572

Category: Law

Page: 676

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Great Legal Traditions: Civil Law, Common Law, and Chinese Law in Historical and Operational Perspective draws on the nearly thirty years of experience that the author has accumulated from working in and writing about a variety of legal systems around the world. After an introduction to the underlying concepts and values of comparative legal studies, Head embarks on a brisk six-chapter survey of European civil law, English and American common law, and Chinese law (both dynastic and contemporary). Each legal tradition is divided into two perspectives — first historical and then operational. Numerous illustrations and biographical sketches bring the historical surveys to life, thereby setting the stage for a close examination of several key attributes of representative legal systems in each of the three traditions. Head's "operational" topics include sources of law, the role and training of lawyers, the division of court jurisdiction, constitutional review, the role of codification, and more — and he gives special attention to comparative criminal procedure. Great Legal Traditions is designed primarily for use in law schools and other graduate programs in comparative history, international relations, and both European and Chinese area studies, but the book is also written to be accessible to a more general readership. The main text is supplemented with numerous appendices that serve in place of a documents supplement. A teacher's manual is also available with guidance on each of the study questions that Head places at the beginning of each chapter (roughly 200 study questions in all). The teacher's manual also provides guidance (and confidence) to instructors not already familiar with Chinese law and history.
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China's Changing Legal System

Lawyers & Judges on Civil & Criminal Law

Author: Thomas W. Simon,Chuan Feng,Leyton P. Nelson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137452064

Category: Law

Page: 264

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While much international attention has been focused on China's developing economy, dramatic changes are also taking place in its legal system. This book is a groundbreaking, comprehensive introduction to China's legal system, covering the major areas of both civil and criminal law. The authors present fascinating cases and balanced accounts of controversial issues, from copyright law to punishment. By letting Chinese lawyers and judges speak for themselves, the authors also allow readers a surprisingly candid insider's view of real life legal practice.
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International Law and Agroecological Husbandry

Building Legal Foundations for a New Agriculture

Author: John W. Head

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1315446510

Category: LAW

Page: 446

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Remarkable advances are being made in life science and agricultural research to reform the methods of food production, particularly with regard to staple grain and legume crops, in ways that will better reflect ecological realities. However, advances in science may be insufficient to ensure that these possibilities for agricultural reform are realized in practice and in a sustainable way. This book shows how these can only be achieved through changes in legal norms and institutions at the global level. Interdisciplinary in character, the book draws from a range of issues involving agricultural innovation, international legal history and principles, treaty commitments, global institutions, and environmental challenges, such as climate change, to propose broad legal changes for transforming global agriculture. It first shows how modern extractive agriculture is unsustainable on economic, environmental, and social grounds. It then examines the potential for natural-systems agriculture (especially perennial-polyculture systems) for overcoming the deficiencies of modern extractive agriculture, especially to offset climate change. Finally it analyses closely the legal innovations that can be adopted at national and international levels to facilitate a transition from modern extractive agriculture to a system based more on ecological principles. In particular the author argues for the creation of a Global Convention on Agroecology.
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International Economic Organizations and Law

The Perspective and Role of The Legal Counsel

Author: Asif H. Qureshi

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9041142037

Category: Law

Page: 512

View: 1994

There can be little doubt that a group of prominent and influential organizations lie at the heart of international economic law (IEL). These include the Bretton Woods institutions, regional development banks and economic organizations, and various specialized global institutions primarily active in norm generation. This volume possesses the unique distinction of presenting the perspectives – both institutional and personal – of legal counsels in some key international economic organizations regarding their work and the role of law within the framework of their organizations, with particular attention to the conditions within which they can optimally contribute to the development of IEL. This last consideration is emphasized in three ‘external’ academic perspectives that focus mainly on what the role of counsels in international economic organizations ought to be. Each first-hand perspective focuses on counsel’s involvement in such aspects of IEL as the following: providing internal advice on the law of the organization; assisting members with respect to domestic institutions and law in the economic sphere; to what extent (if any) legal counsels are normally involved in policy making for issues that are not strictly of a legal nature; intellectual contributions both to the development of international law and the dissemination and exchange of legal knowledge among various stakeholders; ethical challenges and response to possible conflicts of interests; generation of soft law economic instruments; legal issues on replenishment of resources for development funding; setting of internationally recognized standards or best practices for commercial and financial legislation; informal networks of lawyers and lawyer functions which cut across institutional and territorial boundaries; and negotiation and management of free trade agreements from a legal perspective.
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Inside China's Legal System

Author: Chang Wang,Nathan Madson

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 0857094610

Category: Law

Page: 390

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China’s legal system is vast and complex, and robust scholarship on the subject is difficult to obtain. Inside China’s Legal System provides readers with a comprehensive look at the system including how it works in practice, theoretical and historical underpinnings, and how it might evolve. The first section of the book explains the Communist Party’s utilitarian approach to law: rule by law. The second section discusses Confucian and Legalist views on morality, law and punishment, and the influence such traditional Chinese thinking has on contemporary Chinese law. The third section focuses on the roles of key players (including judges, prosecutors, lawyers, and legal academics) in the Chinese legal system. The fourth section offers Chinese legal case studies in civil, criminal, administrative, and international law. The book concludes with a comparison of China’s fundamental governing and legal principles with those of the United States, in such areas as checks and balances, separation of powers, and due process. Uses extensive legal materials and historical documents generally unavailable to Western based academics Gives insider knowledge, including first-hand experience teaching law, and close involvement with judges, attorneys, and law professors in China Analyses legal issues from historical and cultural perspectives holistically
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Lex Maritima

Grundzüge eines transnationalen Seehandelsrechts

Author: Andreas Maurer

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161517815

Category: Law

Page: 260

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English summary: Largely unnoticed by the law, the maritime trade sector has developed private mechanisms of norm-making, adjudication, and enforcement which can be called transnational law. In this context especially the participation of stakeholders provides legitimation of privately made norms and standards in international maritime trade. German description: In der Rechtswissenschaft werden unter den Stichworten aNeue Lex Mercatoria und aTransnationales Recht seit Jahrzehnten Konzepte eines globalisierten Rechts jenseits des Nationalstaats diskutiert. Weitgehend unbeachtet von derartigen Debatten hat die Seehandelsbranche aufgrund ihrer eigenen Internationalitat die Globalisierung bereits seit langem tatsachlich vollzogen. Der grenzuberschreitende Seehandel hat dabei Institutionen im Bereich von Rechtsetzung, Rechtsprechung und Rechtsdurchsetzung entwickelt, die aufgrund privater Setzung ein transnationales Seehandelsrecht begrunden. Regeln entstehen dabei in Verfahren, die unter breiter Beteiligung von allen Interessentragern des Seehandels zustande kommen. Diese dienen als Beispiel fur die Legitimation eines transnationalen Rechts, das mit staatlichem Recht interagiert und so einen hybriden Rechtskorper - eine Lex Maritima - bildet.
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Sachsenspiegel

Author: Eike von Repkow

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Tradition und Verfassungsrecht

zwischen Fortschrittshemmung und Überzeugungskraft. Vergangenheit als Zukunft?

Author: Walter Leisner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783428140701

Category: Constitutional law

Page: 148

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Global business law

principles and practice of international commerce and investment

Author: John Warren Head,David Frisch

Publisher: Carolina Academic Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 734

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Der Begriff des Rechts

Author: Herbert L. A. Hart

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518296097

Category: Jurisprudence

Page: 395

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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.
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Hierarchie und Autonomie

Regelungstraditionen der Bischofsbestellung in der Geschichte des kirchlichen Wahlrechts bis 1140

Author: Andreas Thier

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Church history

Page: 573

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Das wahre Buch vom südlichen Blütenland

Author: Zhuang Zi

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3843022208

Category: Philosophy

Page: 216

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Zhuang Zi: Das wahre Buch vom südlichen Blütenland Entstanden im 4. Jahrhundert v. Chr. Hier in der Übersetzung von Richard Wilhelm. Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2016. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Dschuang Dsï: Das wahre Buch vom südlichen Blütenland. Übersetzt v. Richard Wilhelm, Düsseldorf/Köln: Eugen Diederichs Verlag, 1972. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Lu Chih, Zhuangzi träumt von einem Schmetterling, 16. Jahrhundert. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.
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Niemand der mit mir geht

Roman

Author: Nadine Gordimer

Publisher: Piper Edition

ISBN: 3492979831

Category: Fiction

Page: 362

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Dieser leidenschaftliche Roman folgt seinen Hauptgestalten durch den Wirbel der politischen und gesellschaftlichen Veränderung in Südafrika. Er zählt zu den kraftvollsten Werken Nadine Gordimers, Vera Stark zu ihren bleibenden Schöpfungen. Dies ist das Südafrika des Umbruchs. Die Apartheid ist aufgehoben und das Land bereitet sich auf die Machtübernahme der schwarzen Mehrheit vor. Vera Stark ist Juristin. Sie arbeitet in einer Stiftung, die seit Jahren versucht hat, willkürliche Umsiedlungen schwarzer Gemeinden zu verhindern. Die Ehe Vera Starks gilt als sehr glücklich, ihr Mann, der früher als Künstler gearbeitet hat, ist Unternehmer geworden, um seiner Frau eine gesicherte Zukunft bieten zu können. Aber gerade dieses Sicherheitsdenken untergräbt seine Beziehung zu Vera, die sich immer stärker in die Politik des neuen Südafrika hineinziehen lässt, fasziniert vom Neubeginn des Landes und dem Mann, Zeph Rapulana, der für sie diesen neuen Anfang verkörpert. Fast instinktiv versucht auch sie sich von jeder Fessel der Vergangenheit zu befreien - selbst wenn dieser Weg in die Eingenständigkeit zugleich der Weg in die Einsamkeit ist.
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Unrecht durch Recht

Zur Rechtsgeschichte der NS-Zeit

Author: Joachim Rückert

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 3161559290

Category: Law

Page: 394

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