The Making of South African Legal Culture, 1902-1936: Fear, Favour and Prejudice

The Making of South African Legal Culture, 1902-1936: Fear, Favour and Prejudice

by Martin Chanock
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521032970

ISBN-13: 9780521032971

Pub. Date: 12/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Martin Chanock's definitive perspective on the development of South Africa's legal system in the early twentieth century examines all areas of the law: criminal law and criminology; the Roman-Dutch law; the State's African law; Land, Labour and "Rule of Law" questions. His revisionist analysis of the South African legal culture illustrates the larger processes

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Martin Chanock's definitive perspective on the development of South Africa's legal system in the early twentieth century examines all areas of the law: criminal law and criminology; the Roman-Dutch law; the State's African law; Land, Labour and "Rule of Law" questions. His revisionist analysis of the South African legal culture illustrates the larger processes of legal colonization, while the consideration of the interaction between imported doctrine and legislative models with local contexts and approaches also provides a basis for understanding the refashioning of law under circumstances of postcolonialism and globalization.

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ISBN-13:
9780521032971
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2006
Pages:
588
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.30(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Part I. Puzzles, Paradigms and Problems: 1. Four stories; 2. Legal culture, state making and colonialism; Part II. Law and Order: 3. Police and policing; 4. Criminology; 5. Prisons and penology; 6. Criminal law; 7. Criminalising political opposition; Part III. South African Common Law A: 8. Roman-Dutch law; 9. Marriage and race; 10. The legal profession; Part IV. South African Common Law B: 11. Creating the discourse: customary law and colonial rule in South Africa; 12. After Union: the segregationist tide; 13. The native appeal courts and customary law; 14. Customary law, courts and code after 1927; Part V. Law and Government: 15. Land; 16. Law and labour; 17. The new province for law and order: struggles on the racial frontier; 18. A rule of law; Part VI. Consideration: 19. Reconstructing the state: legal formalism, democracy and a post-colonial rule of law; Bibliography; Index; Index of legal cases cited.

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