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  • Hart Publishing, Oxford - Good books for lawyers
    by internationally renowned scholars investigating emerging patterns in the shape and form of the legal regulation of domestic relations Taking as a focus the theme of caring and sharing the collection includes chapters which reflect on the changing contours of what we think of as domestic relations the impact which legal recognition carries in making visible some relationships rather than others the potential for normative values carried within patterns of legal recognition and regulation intersections between private law and public policy the role of private law in the allocation of responsibility and privilege the differential impact of seemingly progressive policies on economically vulnerable or socially marginal groupings tensions between family law models and models carried within other fields of private law and unusually architectures in law and the built environment designed to facilitate broader accounts of domestic relationships This thoughtful provocative and wide ranging collection will be a must for anyone whatever their discipline background interested in the insights and potential offered by a fresh engagement with the complexity of domestic relations and the law Authors Anne Barlow Anne Bottomley Susan Boyd and Cindy Baldassi Alison Diduck Susan Scott Hunt Nan Seuffert Carol Smart Simone Wong and Claire Young Anne

    Original URL path: http://www.hartpublishing.co.uk/BookDetails.aspx?ISBN=9781841139036 (2016-02-13)
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  • Hart Publishing, Oxford - Good books for lawyers
    processes of transitional justice at the intersection between legal procedures and the production of collective and shared meanings of the past Building upon the work of Maurice Halbwachs this collection of essays emphasises the extended role and active involvement of contemporary law and legal institutions in public discourse about the past and explores their impact on the shape that collective memories take in the course of time The authors uncover a complex pattern of searching for truth negotiating the past and cultivating the art of forgetting Their contributions explore the ambiguous and intricate links between the production of justice truth and memory The essays cover a broad range of legal institutions countries and topics These include transitional trials as monumental spectacles as well as constitutional courts and the restitution of property rights in Central and Eastern Europe and Australia The authors explore the biographies of victims and how their voices were repressed as in the case of Korean Comfort Women They explore the role of law and legal institutions in linking individual and collective memories in the transitional period through processes of lustration and they analyse divided memories about the past and their impact on future reconciliation in South Africa

    Original URL path: http://www.hartpublishing.co.uk/BookDetails.aspx?ISBN=9781841133263 (2016-02-13)
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  • Hart Publishing, Oxford - Good books for lawyers
    of transitional justice at the intersection between legal procedures and the production of collective and shared meanings of the past Building upon the work of Maurice Halbwachs this collection of essays emphasises the extended role and active involvement of contemporary law and legal institutions in public discourse about the past and explores their impact on the shape that collective memories take in the course of time The authors uncover a complex pattern of searching for truth negotiating the past and cultivating the art of forgetting Their contributions explore the ambiguous and intricate links between the production of justice truth and memory The essays cover a broad range of legal institutions countries and topics These include transitional trials as monumental spectacles as well as constitutional courts and the restitution of property rights in Central and Eastern Europe and Australia The authors explore the biographies of victims and how their voices were repressed as in the case of Korean Comfort Women They explore the role of law and legal institutions in linking individual and collective memories in the transitional period through processes of lustration and they analyse divided memories about the past and their impact on future reconciliation in South Africa The

    Original URL path: http://www.hartpublishing.co.uk/BookDetails.aspx?ISBN=9781841133270 (2016-02-13)
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  • Hart Publishing, Oxford - Good books for lawyers
    jurisprudence In this volume scholars grapple with the immense challenges judges are currently experiencing everywhere To what extent can and should courts accommodate litigants requests by taking their cultural backgrounds into account This collection brings together powerful examples of the cultural defense in many countries in Western Europe North America and elsewhere It shows the ubiquity of this defense contrary to the mistaken impression that it has been invoked principally in the United States This book makes the case for undertaking studies of the use of the cultural defense in jurisdictions all over the world where this has not been previously documented Many of the chapters concentrate on criminal cases including homicide in the context of honour crimes provocation based on loss of face or witchcraft killings Some deal with other areas of law such as asylum jurisprudence family law and housing policy They show in concrete cases how cultural claims have arisen and how legal systems wrestle with these arguments It is clear that judges have had considerable difficulty handling many of the cultural claims The authors demonstrate persuasively the need to reconsider the proper use of cultural evidence in legal proceedings Those interested in the ways in which

    Original URL path: http://www.hartpublishing.co.uk/BookDetails.aspx?ISBN=9781841138954 (2016-02-13)
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  • Hart Publishing, Oxford - Good books for lawyers
    terminated more often in international than in domestic trade But most business people engaged in exporting or importing products or services seem to operate in a sufficiently predictable environment allowing successful ventures into the global market The apparent paradox presented by cultural institutional diversity and contractual efficiency in cross border business transactions is the focus of this volume of essays The wide range of approaches adopted by contributors to the volume include the Weberian concept of law as a tool for avoiding the risk of opportunism economic sociology which treats networks and relationships between contractual parties as paramount representatives of new institutional economics who discuss law as well as private governance institutions as most efficient responses to risk comparative economic sociologists who point to the varieties of legal cultures in the social organisation of trust and national and international institutions such as the World Bank which try to promote legal certainty in the economy The purpose of the volume is to build on this interdisciplinary exercise by adding empirical evidence to ongoing debates regarding enabling structures for international business and by critically reviewing and discussing some of the propositions in the literature which contain interesting hypotheses on the effects of

    Original URL path: http://www.hartpublishing.co.uk/BookDetails.aspx?ISBN=9781841138442 (2016-02-13)
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  • Hart Publishing, Oxford - Good books for lawyers
    trade But most business people engaged in exporting or importing products or services seem to operate in a sufficiently predictable environment allowing successful ventures into the global market The apparent paradox presented by cultural institutional diversity and contractual efficiency in cross border business transactions is the focus of this volume of essays The wide range of approaches adopted by contributors to the volume include the Weberian concept of law as a tool for avoiding the risk of opportunism economic sociology which treats networks and relationships between contractual parties as paramount representatives of new institutional economics who discuss law as well as private governance institutions as most efficient responses to risk comparative economic sociologists who point to the varieties of legal cultures in the social organisation of trust and national and international institutions such as the World Bank which try to promote legal certainty in the economy The purpose of the volume is to build on this interdisciplinary exercise by adding empirical evidence to ongoing debates regarding enabling structures for international business and by critically reviewing and discussing some of the propositions in the literature which contain interesting hypotheses on the effects of the internationalization of markets on market co ordination

    Original URL path: http://www.hartpublishing.co.uk/BookDetails.aspx?ISBN=9781841138435 (2016-02-13)
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  • Hart Publishing, Oxford - Good books for lawyers
    many as one of the founding fathers of modern sociology of law Although the importance of his work including his concept of living law is widely recognised Ehrlich has not yet received the serious international attention he deserves Therefore this collection of essays is aimed at reconsidering Eugen Ehrlich by bringing together an interdisciplinary group of leading international experts to discuss both the historical and theoretical context of his work and its relevance for contemporary law and society scholarship This book has been divided into four parts Part I of this volume paints a lively picture of the Bukowina in southeastern Europe where Ehrlich was born in 1862 Moreover it considers the political and academic atmosphere at the end of the nineteenth century Part II discusses the main concepts and ideas of Ehrlich s sociology of law and considers the reception of Ehrlich s work in the German speaking world in the United States and in Japan Part III of this volume is concerned with the work of Ehrlich in relation to that of some his contemporaries including Roscoe Pound Hans Kelsen and Cornelis van Vollenhoven Part IV focuses on the relevance of Ehrlich s work for current socio legal

    Original URL path: http://www.hartpublishing.co.uk/BookDetails.aspx?ISBN=9781841138978 (2016-02-13)
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  • Hart Publishing, Oxford - Good books for lawyers
    of the founding fathers of modern sociology of law Although the importance of his work including his concept of living law is widely recognised Ehrlich has not yet received the serious international attention he deserves Therefore this collection of essays is aimed at reconsidering Eugen Ehrlich by bringing together an interdisciplinary group of leading international experts to discuss both the historical and theoretical context of his work and its relevance for contemporary law and society scholarship This book has been divided into four parts Part I of this volume paints a lively picture of the Bukowina in southeastern Europe where Ehrlich was born in 1862 Moreover it considers the political and academic atmosphere at the end of the nineteenth century Part II discusses the main concepts and ideas of Ehrlich s sociology of law and considers the reception of Ehrlich s work in the German speaking world in the United States and in Japan Part III of this volume is concerned with the work of Ehrlich in relation to that of some his contemporaries including Roscoe Pound Hans Kelsen and Cornelis van Vollenhoven Part IV focuses on the relevance of Ehrlich s work for current socio legal studies This volume

    Original URL path: http://www.hartpublishing.co.uk/BookDetails.aspx?ISBN=9781841138985 (2016-02-13)
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