LoveReading

Becoming a member of the LoveReading community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop Plus lots lots more…

Find out more

Systems of law

See below for a selection of the latest books from Systems of law category. Presented with a red border are the Systems of law books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Systems of law books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

The State and the Paradox of Customary Law in Africa

The State and the Paradox of Customary Law in Africa

Author: Olaf Zenker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/11/2019

Customary law and traditional authorities continue to play highly complex and contested roles in contemporary African states. Reversing the common preoccupation with studying the impact of the post/colonial state on customary regimes, this volume analyses how the interactions between state and non-state normative orders have shaped the everyday practices of the state. It argues that, in their daily work, local officials are confronted with a paradox of customary law: operating under politico-legal pluralism and limited state capacity, bureaucrats must often, paradoxically, deal with custom - even though the form and logic of customary rule is not easily compatible and frequently incommensurable with the form and logic of the state - in order to do their work as a state. Given the self-contradictory nature of this endeavour, officials end up processing, rather than solving, this paradox in multiple, inconsistent and piecemeal ways. Assembling inventive case studies on state-driven land reforms in South Africa and Tanzania, the police in Mozambique, witchcraft in southern Sudan, constitutional reform in South Sudan, Guinea's long duree of changing state engagements with custom, and hybrid political orders in Somaliland, this volume offers important insights into the divergent strategies used by African officials in handling this paradox of customary law and, somehow, getting their work done.

The Concept of Modern Law Polish and Central European Tradition

The Concept of Modern Law Polish and Central European Tradition

Author: Michal Peno Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/06/2019

This book contains texts prepared by representatives of various branches of law, philosophers and dogmatists who link a general reflection on law with caselaw. This ensures that the presented approaches are versatile and insightful, and that the addressed issues vary, the most important of which is the oeuvre of the Polish jurisprudence and its contribution to building a modern state and legal theories. The context exceeds beyond a simple report on or presentation of this oeuvre and, in many cases, it only refers to it. The primary aim of this book is to determine, as follows: 1) the source (at least the potential source) of modernist solutions in the Polish law, 2) the realness of the modernist character of the said source and 3) the refection of these modernist solutions in the currently binding Polish law.

Brexit and the Car Industry

Brexit and the Car Industry

Author: Matthew Humphreys, Doug Munro Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/06/2019

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.

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.

An Introduction to Jewish Law

An Introduction to Jewish Law

Author: Francois-Xavier Licari Format: Paperback / softback 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.

Colombia: Memoria Historica, Postconflicto Y Transmigracion En Cooperacion Con Pilar Mendoza, Elisabeth Rohr Y Gerhard Strecker

Colombia: Memoria Historica, Postconflicto Y Transmigracion En Cooperacion Con Pilar Mendoza, Elisabeth Rohr Y Gerhard Strecker

Author: Roland Spiller Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/01/2019

Despues de mas de cinco decadas de conflicto social y armado, el gobierno de Colombia y las FARC firmaron en noviembre del ano 2016 un acuerdo para poner fin a la confrontacion militar que causo casi seis millones de victimas. Este proceso de paz reune a muchas organizaciones y personas que han experimentado el conflicto de diferentes maneras y quieren contribuir a su fin. Con el multifacetico posconflicto, comienza la fase fragil de la consolidacion. Las actas del Simposio de Frankfurt presentan este proceso a nivel transnacional en dialogo germano-colombiano. Desde perspectivas interdisciplinares personajes renombrados de Colombia y Alemania, en su mayoria participantes en el proceso de paz, analizan los siguientes aspectos transversales del (pos)conflicto: las negociaciones de paz, la genealogia, los actores y las victimas; la construccion de la memoria historica y la memoria colectiva, la justicia transicional, la pobreza y la desigualdad social como causas principales de la guerra; las iniciativas de la sociedad civil, la migracion y la memoria, asi como el papel social de la literatura y el cine.

Judicial Interpretation of the 1997 Criminal Code Provisions on Self-Defence

Judicial Interpretation of the 1997 Criminal Code Provisions on Self-Defence

Author: Lukasz Pohl, Konrad Burdziak Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/01/2019

In this book the authors present and, more importantly, give their own assessment of judicial decisions interpreting the Criminal Code provisions currently in force on self-defence and the transgression of its limits. The authors have critically verified the empirical material of 88 Supreme Court, 194 Court of Appeal and 34 District Court decisions in which an adjudicating body ruled on the merits with reference to the components and functions of self-defence or the transgression of its limits. The ultimate aim of this study is to answer the question if the present wording of relevant provisions is optimal, especially as judicial decisions are dominated by certain interpretative directions of these provisions that have an overwhelming impact on positions taken by courts in matters of detail. The present study, therefore, will not only reflect on legal dogmatics, by analysing the law as it stands now and the way it works in practice, but will also attempt to suggest amendments to the law.

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.