Mixed Jurisdictions Worldwide: The Third Legal Family / Edition 2

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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.
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"There is much to recommend this book, particularly to scholars interested in law and the transmission of legal precedent from one country to another. It provides considerable specific and useful information in a systematically organized way." International Politics
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521768573
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2012
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 728
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 1.38 (d)

Meet the Author

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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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.
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