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Mixed Jurisdictions Worldwide
The Third Legal Family

2nd Edition

  • Date Published: June 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521768573
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  • This examination of the mixed jurisdiction experience makes use of an innovative cross-comparative methodology to provide a wealth of detail on each of the nine countries studied. It identifies the deep resemblances and salient traits of this legal family and the broad analytical overview highlights the family links while providing a detailed individual treatment of each country which reveals their individual personalities. This updated second edition includes two new countries (Botswana and Malta) and the appendices explore all other mixed jurisdictions and contain a special report on Cameroon.

    • Now fully updated and expanded, this in-depth study of the mixed jurisdictions is already established as the leading text in the field and the indispensable guide to understanding mixed jurisdictions
    • Covers nine countries and gives a broad overview and cross-comparative synthesis that will appeal to comparative lawyers, legal pluralists and jurists from each of the nine countries
    • Detailed studies of nine countries reveal the nature of these systems and will appeal to both 'inside' and 'outside' observers interested in one or more of these jurisdictions
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    09th Aug 2014 by Nayan

    This book is really helpful for me to gather the knowledge of mixed legal system.

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: June 2012
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521768573
    • length: 728 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 155 x 35 mm
    • weight: 1.25kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Introduction and Comparative Overview: Introduction to the mixed jurisdictions
    1. A descriptive and comparative overview
    Interim conclusions
    Part II. The Comparative Evidence:
    2. The Republic of South Africa
    3. Scotland
    4. Louisiana
    5. Quebec
    6. Puerto Rico
    7. The Philippines
    8. Botswana
    9. Malta
    10. Israel
    Concluding thoughts
    Appendix A: the questionnaire and instructions
    Appendix B: other mixed jurisdictions of the world
    Appendix C: a report on Cameroon.

  • Editor

    Vernon Valentine Palmer, Tulane University, Louisiana
    Vernon Valentine Palmer is Thomas Pickles Professor of Law at Tulane University, New Orleans and Co-Director of the Eason Weinmann Center for Comparative Law. A leading expert on comparative law, he has taught widely in Europe and is the founder and President of the World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists.

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