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PALMER, VERNON V. (VALENTINE); EDITOR: - Mixed Jurisdictions Worldwide: The Third Legal Family

Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2001. orig.cloth. 24x16cm, xvi,496 pp. A small tape mark to front free flyleaf. In a rubbed, torn & soiled dustwrapper.. Rubbed. Some light page-edge dents & soil. Good. dustwrapper. ∂ Contents: Introduction and Comparative Overview: Introduction to the mixed jurisdictions; A glimpse at the extended family; The mixed jurisdictions in profile: three characteristics; The 'delicate' question of new family; Research methods and national reports; A descriptive and comparative overview; Upon an invisible foundation: the claims of culture to the civil law sphere; The cultural voices of judge and jurist: purists, pragmatists and pollutionists; The system builders and their edifice; The linguistic factor: the demands of dualism; The place of precedent in legal reasoning and the scheme of legal sources; The penetration of common law-pattern and process; 'Original Law' - the process of creating autonomous law; The broad assimilation of Anglo-American procedure and evidence; Commercial law: the role of the dominant economy; Interim conclusions; The Comparative Evidence: The Republic of South Africa; Scotland; Louisiana; Quebec; Puerto Rico; The Philippines; Israel. ["Approximately 150 million people worldwide live in legal systems in which there is both a common law and a civil law content, yet there has been little comparative study of the experience of these 'mixed jurisdictions'. Here, the author considers these jurisdictions in a comparative framework, which includes their founding and raisons d'Ítre, as well as the cultural divisions of the jurists and the evolutionary tendencies of their common and civil law components. In addition, he examines the internal contradictions between Anglo-American judicial institutions, methodologies and procedures, and
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