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Systems of law

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Embracing Elderhood

Embracing Elderhood

Author: Laurie L Menzies Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2014

Finally! A practical guide to walk you through the process of planning for a longer life. Using her years of experience as an Elder Law and Estate Planning attorney, and the personal lessons she learned walking her own parents through this process, Laurie Menzies explains, in practical terms, the best way to plan for this stage of life. You may be asking questions like: "e;Who will care for me?"e;, "e;Where will I live?"e; and "e;Will I have enough money?"e; Unfortunately, many families either ignore the need for planning, only to "e;stumble through"e; a fragmented, confusing system that often leaves them overwhelmed and without enough information to make good choices. Most families do not have a clear picture of how their finances will be managed when they need to pay for long-term care. Nor do they have a clear understanding of the progression of care, or where to how it can be accessed. By reading this book, you will learn: * the legal documents you will use to protect and distribute your assets * how to best organize your assets to plan for long-term care costs * what are the various levels of care and how to pay for them * why every plan must consider your legal, financial and long-term care needs Finally, there is one book that can help you make sense of it all. Embracing Elderhood: Planning for the Next Stage of Life brings together the essential information in an integrated, coordinated approach to help you navigate the legal, financial and long-term care needs of your loved ones. The first and only comprehensive guide, Embracing Elderhood: Planning for the Next Stage of Life is a MUST READ for aging parents and their families!

A Study of Mixed Legal Systems: Endangered, Entrenched or Blended

A Study of Mixed Legal Systems: Endangered, Entrenched or Blended

Author: Sue Farran, Esin Orucu Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2014

A Study of Mixed Legal Systems: Endangered, Entrenched, or Blended takes the reader on a fascinating voyage of discovery. It includes case studies of a number of systems from across the globe: Cyprus, Guyana, Jersey, Mauritius, Philippines, Quebec, St Lucia, Scotland, and Seychelles. Each combines its legal legacies in novel ways. Large and small, in Europe and beyond, some are sovereign, some part of larger political units. Some are monolingual, some bilingual, some multilingual. Along with an analytical introduction and conclusion, the chapters explore the manner in which the elements of these mixed systems may be seen to be 'entrenched', 'endangered', or 'blended'. It explores how this process of legal change happens, questions whether some systems are at greater risk than others, and details the strategies that have been adopted to accelerate or counteract change. The studies involve consideration of the colourful histories of the jurisdictions, of their complex relationships to parent legal systems and traditions, and of language, legal education and legal actors. The volume also considers whether the experiences of these systems can tell us something about legal mixtures and movements generally. Indeed, the volume will be helpful both for scholars and students with a special interest in mixed legal systems as well as anyone interested in comparative law and legal history, in the diversity and dynamism of law.

The Rule of Law

The Rule of Law

Author: Jorgen Moller, Svend-Erik Skaaning Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/06/2014

Through critical analysis of key concepts and measures of the rule of law, this book shows that the choice of definitions and measures affects descriptive and explanatory findings about nomocracy. It argues a constitutionalist legacy from centuries ago explains why European civilizations display higher adherence to rule of law than other countries.

Law Making and the Scottish Parliament

Law Making and the Scottish Parliament

Author: Elaine E. Sutherland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/05/2014

Law Making and The Scottish Parliament: The Early Years offers the first wide-ranging critical analysis of legislative developments in those areas of law and policy devolved to the Scottish Parliament under the devolution settlement. It begins with a brief account of the devolution settlement and summarises the themes emerging from the subsequent chapters. Thereafter, sixteen themed chapters, each dedicated to a discrete area of the law and written by an acknowledged expert in the field, provide critical evaluation of the Scottish Parliament's contribution, highlighting what it has achieved, what it has failed to do and what might be done in the future. In a single volume, Law Making and The Scottish Parliament: The Early Years provides a scholarly evaluation of a number of legislative achievements of Scotland's devolved parliament in its first decade. It will appeal to legal and other scholars and students, lawyers and anyone with an interest in Scottish politics, policy-making and law.

Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Annual

Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Annual

Author: Larry E. Sullivan Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/04/2014

Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Annual: Global Perspectives (CJLE) is a peer-reviewed annual publishing current interdisciplinary research on a wide array of vital international subjects related to criminal justice systems. We seek to publish: broad creative analyses of criminal justice systems or system components; articles and treatises on power, social theory, and the apparatuses of crime and punishment; comparative examinations; explorations of the intersection/s between criminal justice systems and other social, political, or economic structures; interdisciplinary and paradigm-challenging new work. Articles in CJLE take advantage of the broader perspective that annual publication provides by tackling large interpretative questions, offering synthetic analyses of major methodologies, or considering new theoretical approaches to criminal justice studies in the widest and most international sense.

Law and Morality

Law and Morality

Author: Leon Petrażycki Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/04/2014

African Customary Law

African Customary Law

Author: Peter Onyango Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/12/2013

From Heritage to Terrorism

From Heritage to Terrorism

Author: Brian Simpson, Cheryl Simpson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/11/2013

Critical in style, From Heritage to Terrorism: Regulating Tourism in an Age of Uncertainty examines the law and its role in shaping and defining tourism and the tourist experience. Using a broad range of legal documents and other materials from a variety of disciplines, it surveys how the underlying values of tourism often conflict with a concern for human rights, cultural heritage and sustainable environments. Departing from the view that within this context the law is simply relegated to dealing the 'hard edges' of the tourist industry and tourist behaviour, the authors explore: the ways that the law shapes the nature of tourism and how it can do this the need for a more focused role for law in tourism the law's current and potential role in dealing with the various tensions for tourism in the panic created by the spread of global terrorism. Addressing a range of fundamental issues underlying global conflict and tourism, this thoroughly up-to-date and topical book is an essential read for all those interested in tourism and law.

Judicial Decision-Making in a Globalised World

Judicial Decision-Making in a Globalised World

Author: Elaine Mak Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/11/2013

Why do judges study legal sources that originated outside their own national legal system, and how do they use arguments from these sources in deciding domestic cases? Based on interviews with judges, this book presents the inside story of how judges engage with international and comparative law in the highest courts of the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States, France and the Netherlands. A comparative analysis of the views and experiences of the judges clarifies how the decision-making of these Western courts has developed in light of the internationalisation of law and the increased opportunities for transnational judicial communication. While the qualitative analysis reveals the motives that judges claim for using foreign law and the influence of 'globalist' and 'localist' approaches to judging, the author also finds suggestions of a convergence of practices between the courts that are the subject of this study. This empirical analysis is complemented by a constitutional-theoretical inquiry into the procedural and substantive factors of legal evolution, which enable or constrain the development and possible convergence of highest courts' practices. The two strands of the analysis are connected in a final contextual reflection on the future development of the role of Western highest courts.

The Mandate of Heaven and The Great Ming Code

The Mandate of Heaven and The Great Ming Code

Author: Yonglin Jiang Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/10/2013

After overthrowing the Mongol Yuan dynasty, Zhu Yuanzhang, the founder of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), proclaimed that he had obtained the Mandate of Heaven (Tianming), enabling establishment of a spiritual orientation and social agenda for China. Zhu, emperor during the Ming's Hongwu reign period, launched a series of social programs to rebuild the empire and define Chinese cultural identity. To promote its reform programs, the Ming imperial court issued a series of legal documents, culminating in The Great Ming Code (Da Ming lu), which supported China's legal system until the Ming was overthrown and also served as the basis of the legal code of the following dynasty, the Qing (1644-1911). This companion volume to Jiang Yonglin's translation of The Great Ming Code (2005) analyzes the thought underlying the imperial legal code. Was the concept of the Mandate of Heaven merely a tool manipulated by the ruling elite to justify state power, or was it essential to their belief system and to the intellectual foundation of legal culture? What role did law play in the imperial effort to carry out the social reform programs? Jiang addresses these questions by examining the transformative role of the Code in educating the people about the Mandate of Heaven. The Code served as a cosmic instrument and moral textbook to ensure all under Heaven were aligned with the cosmic order. By promoting, regulating, and prohibiting categories of ritual behavior, the intent of the Code was to provide spiritual guidance to Chinese subjects, as well as to acquire political legitimacy. The Code also obligated officials to obey the supreme authority of the emperor, to observe filial behavior toward parents, to care for the welfare of the masses, and to maintain harmonious relationships with deities. This set of regulations made officials the representatives of the Son of Heaven in mediating between the spiritual and mundane worlds and in governing the human realm. This study challenges the conventional assumption that law in premodern China was used merely as an arm of the state to maintain social control and as a secular tool to exercise naked power. Based on a holistic approach, Jiang argues that the Ming ruling elite envisioned the cosmos as an integrated unit; they saw law, religion, and political power as intertwined, remarkably different from the modern compartmentalized worldview. In serving as a cosmic instrument to manifest the Mandate of Heaven, The Great Ming Code represented a powerful religious effort to educate the masses and transform society.

Historical Foundations of Australian Law - Set

Historical Foundations of Australian Law - Set

Author: Justin T. Gleeson Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/07/2013

Justice McHugh once said that a lack of understanding of legal history was a misfortune, not a privilege. That was an understatement. As well as being essential for any Australian lawyer, the history underlying and informing the Australian legal system is a uniquely interesting amalgam of English, American and local developments. The two volumes of Historical Foundations of Australian Law set the very highest standards of analysis and scholarship. Each is introduced by a useful and perceptive commentary by James Watson. Together, they contain 31 essays by distinguished judges and practitioners and academics. Although each essay is self-contained, in combination they yield a rich analysis of how Australian law has reached its present state. The first volume, Institutions, Concepts and Personalities, contains incisive assessments of key figures such as Sir Owen Dixon and Justice Joseph Story (by Justices Hayne and Allsop respectively), and of key developments such as the establishment of an Australian land law, the reception of the common law, the growth to nationhood, the changing role of precedent and the separation of powers. There are essays on the very early influences on Australian law from the leading early texts (Glanvill and Bracton), from early English statutes and from Roman law. There are essays on the growth of equity, and even a modern dialogue on the Judicature legislation. And there are accounts of legal procedure, which is ultimately the source of much substantive law, and of the jurisprudential figures who have sought to analyse law. The second volume, Commercial Common Law, complements the first: distinguished judges, practitioners and academics write on many aspects of commercial practice, often viewed through more than one prism. Thus there are chapters on money and bills of exchange, and cheques and banking, and on the actions often associated with them (notably debt and conversion), and on Lord MansfieldaEURO (TM)s contribution to commercial law. There are chapters on how the basic elements of the law of torts and contract came into existence, from a variety of perspectives. There are analyses of privilege, defamation, assignment and implied terms. There are chapters on corporations, agency and insolvency, and a notable one on restitution (by Ian Jackman SC) that poses a challenge to thinking which has become orthodox outside Australia. These volumes are a very distinguished contribution to Australian legal literature, and the essays will bear reading and re-reading.