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Systems of law

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Conquest, Constitutionalism and Democratic Contestations South African Perspectives

Conquest, Constitutionalism and Democratic Contestations South African Perspectives

Author: Joel M. (University of Pretoria, South Africa) Modiri Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/07/2019

Two decades since the enactment of South Africa's present constitution, the durability and endurance of `past' inequalities and injustices illustrate that the `new South Africa' - lauded as a miracle nation with the best constitution in the world - can no longer be regarded as an unqualified success. The legal and constitutional foundations of post-1994 South Africa are in a process of renegotiation that invites new and alternative perspectives and approaches. This comprehensive volume explores this process of renegotiation by engaging political and intellectual contestations circulating in South African academic and public discourse relating to continuities and discontinuities between the colonial-apartheid past and the post-1994 constitutional present. The authors analyse the moral, intellectual and political unravelling of post-1994 South African constitutionalism (as legal text and political culture) and enquire whether it has been able to respond adequately to the fundamental contradictions generated by colonisation and apartheid. They also consider how centring the historical problem of European domination and conquest in Africa - and South Africa in particular - might provide an alternative frame or lens to theorise and understand contemporary South African realities. This book marks out a complex field of contestation - involving competing histories, locations, visions and perspectives - that raises multifaceted questions regarding law, history and politics. It was originally published as a special issue of the South African Journal on Human Rights.

Remaking Home Reconstructing Life, Place and Identity in Rome and Amsterdam

Remaking Home Reconstructing Life, Place and Identity in Rome and Amsterdam

Author: Maja Korac Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/06/2019

Rather than emphasising boundaries and territories by examining the 'integration' and 'acculturation' of the immigrant or the refugee, this book offers insights into the ideas and practices of individuals settling into new societies and cultures. It analyses their ideas of connecting and belonging; their accounts of the past, the present and the future; the interaction and networks of relations; practical strategies; and the different meanings of 'home' and belonging that are constructed in new sociocultural settings. The author uses empirical research to explore the experiences of refugees from the successor states of Yugoslavia, who are struggling to make a home for themselves in Amsterdam and Rome. By explaining how real people navigate through the difficulties of their displacement as well as the numerous scenarios and barriers to their emplacement, the author sheds new light on our understanding of what it is like to be a refugee.

Navajo Nation Peacemaking Living Traditional Justice

Navajo Nation Peacemaking Living Traditional Justice

Author: Marianne O. Nielsen, James W. Zion Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/06/2019

Brexit and the Car Industry

Brexit and the Car Industry

Author: Matthew Humphreys, Doug Munro Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/06/2019

One of the principal arguments put forth by Brexit supporters is that by freeing the UK from the stranglehold of EU law, the country will be able to expand its markets through increased bilateral trade and enhance economic growth. This book tests this proposition by reference to the car industry. Brexit and the Car Industry explores the international position of the car market to argue that the hope of Brexit bringing regulatory freedom is illusory. The book starts by examining the structure of the vehicle industry, how its regulatory framework evolved and how the environment in which it operates is constrained by international standards and the practicalities associated with trading across different regulatory systems. By examining the evolution of vehicle regulations, particularly related to the environment, it argues that a UK independent path is not only impractical but self-defeating. The private car market is structured in such a way that is global, and meeting the various international regulatory requirements is a price of entry requirement which no bilateral trade agreements are likely to alter. The book also considers changing environment affecting the car industry in the context of an aspiration for regulatory freedom. The response to climate change and the impact of technological change - specifically driverless vehicles - are big questions for the industry and both are examined in this book. The book also considers the emergence of large metropolitan areas imposing their own use and environmental requirements operating separately to national standards. The future of electric and autonomous vehicles combined with the complexity of the regulatory environment with both international and localised pollution measures make the UK navigating a safe independent path through with a viable car industry highly questionable. Providing a comprehensive review of the relationship between regulatory frameworks and free trading models, this book is aimed at industry and legal professionals. It will also be of interest to students studying market behaviour, free trade law and the free movement of goods, and environmental protection.

An Introduction to Jewish Law

An Introduction to Jewish Law

Author: Francois-Xavier Licari Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2019

Jewish law is a singular legal system that has been evolving for generations. Often conflated with Biblical law or Israeli law, Jewish law needs to be studied in its own right. An Introduction to Jewish Law expounds the general structure of Jewish law and presents the cardinal principles of this religious legal system. An introduction to modern Jewish law as it applies to the daily life of Jews around the world, this volume presents Jewish law in a way that answers all the questions that a student of comparative law would ask when encountering an unfamiliar legal system. Sources of Jewish law such as revelation, rabbinical and communal legislation, judicial decisions, and legal reasoning are defined and analyzed, and the authority of who decides what Jewish law is and why their decisions are binding is investigated.

British Federalism in Southern Africa

British Federalism in Southern Africa

Author: Dan (Harvard University, USA) Juma Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2019

This book argues that a section of British policy makers, intellectuals and local settlers long considered constitutional federation the default medium of maintaining political control in Southern Africa, that frontier stretching from Southern Rhodesia through Central Africa to Kenya and greater East Africa. British Federalism in Southern Africa is an intervention seeking to reduce the gap occasioned by the neglect of ideological and ideational aspects in the study of federalism in British Africa. To identify the range of ideas and ideological strands implicated, the author undertakes a long-range examination of federal thought in the interwar years and the postwar moment, focusing on federal claims in the settler colonies of Kenya and Southern Rhodesia. Taking a genealogical approach that looks beyond a handful of temporal demarcations during decolonization, Dan Juma recovers the range of negative critiques of imperial organization and colonial statecraft mounted by the British themselves, and illuminates constructive federal imaginings and counter-projects they propagated as alternative political organizations.

An Introduction to Jewish Law

An Introduction to Jewish Law

Author: Francois-Xavier Licari Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/03/2019

Jewish law is a singular legal system that has been evolving for generations. Often conflated with Biblical law or Israeli law, Jewish law needs to be studied in its own right. An Introduction to Jewish Law expounds the general structure of Jewish law and presents the cardinal principles of this religious legal system. An introduction to modern Jewish law as it applies to the daily life of Jews around the world, this volume presents Jewish law in a way that answers all the questions that a student of comparative law would ask when encountering an unfamiliar legal system. Sources of Jewish law such as revelation, rabbinical and communal legislation, judicial decisions, and legal reasoning are defined and analyzed, and the authority of who decides what Jewish law is and why their decisions are binding is investigated.

Bennion on Statutory Interpretation First Supplement

Bennion on Statutory Interpretation First Supplement

Author: Diggory Bailey, Luke Norbury Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/03/2019

Bennion on Statutory Interpretation is the leading work on the interpretation of legislation and essential reading for all those who practise law, whether drafting legislation, administering it, advising on it or arguing it in court.

Gratian and the Schools of Law, 1140-1234 Second Edition

Gratian and the Schools of Law, 1140-1234 Second Edition

Author: Stephan Kuttner, Peter Landau Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/11/2018

Collected Studies CS1071 The central figure in this volume is that of Gratian, whose monumental compilation of canon law sparked off the revival of legal studies in the medieval West. In other collections of essays, Stephan Kuttner dealt with the development of canon law in the two centuries that followed the publication of Gratian's Decretum, and the ideas that this engendered; here he is concerned with the foundations upon which all these later efforts were based. The work of Gratian is, of course, the principal focus, but the studies then follow the spread of the teaching of law, from its inception at Bologna in the 1140s to its appearance soon after in other centres of learning in the West especially in France, in the Anglo-Norman schools and in Germany. With a quarter of the volume consisting of additional notes and extensive indexes, it makes a contribution of the greatest importance to the historical study of canon law. For this second edition, a new section of additional notes has been supplied, and the volume is introduced with an essay by Peter Landau; these take account of the important recent work on Gratian and the Decretum and chart the significance of Stephan Kuttner's work.

The Constitutional Systems of the Independent Central Asian States A Contextual Analysis

The Constitutional Systems of the Independent Central Asian States A Contextual Analysis

Author: Scott Newton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2018

This book undertakes the first comparative constitutional analysis of the Kyrgyz Republic and Republics of Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan in their cultural, historical, political, economic and social context. The first chapter provides a general overview of the diverse and dynamic constitutional landscape across the region. A second chapter examines the Soviet constitutional system in depth as the womb of the Central Asian States. A third chapter completes the general picture by examining the constitutional influences of the `new world order' of globalisation, neoliberalism, and good governance into which the five states were thrust. The remaining five chapters look in turn at the constitutional context of presidents and governments, parliaments and elections, courts and rights, society and economy and culture and identity. The enquiry probes the regional patterns of neo-Sovietism, plebiscitary elections, weak courts and parliaments, crony capitalism, and constraints on association, as well as the counter-tendencies that strengthen democracy, rights protection and pluralism. It reveals the Central Asian experience to be emblematic of the principal issues and tensions facing contemporary constitutional systems everywhere.

Open Access to Knowledge in Nigeria A Framework for Developing Countries

Open Access to Knowledge in Nigeria A Framework for Developing Countries

Author: Kunle (Australian Catholic University) Ola Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/10/2018

This book provides an analysis of the legal and policy dimensions of open access to research, education and public sector information with a focus on Nigeria. Kunle shows how open access has evolved across the world and how such initiatives could be implemented in Nigeria and other countries in the developing world. The author argues for a platform where Nigerians are able to freely connect to the `global library', through the open access dual platforms of self-archiving and open access publishing, thereby providing access to knowledge. The importance of connecting local works to the `global library' to increase visibility and impact of such works is also underscored. This book furthers our understanding of open educational resources as alternative avenues to accessing education and seeks to foster citizenry participation, good governance, accountability, democratic values and spur creativity and innovation through open governance and access to public sector information. Providing a framework for open access in developing countries, Open Access to Knowledge in Nigeria is an important read for scholars interested in knowledge production in Africa, development of the knowledge economy and the open access and Access to Knowledge movements.