Law in radically different cultures

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West Pub. Co., 1983 - Law - 960 pages
The purpose of the text is to teach about law by focusing on contemporary legal systems within the framework of each culture. The text emphasizes the legal process in each of the four traditions by concentrating on the specific problems of inheritance, as an example of the definition of and response to crime; contracts as an example of economic decision making; and population planning as an example of personal rights and the allocation of power between judicial, bureaucratic, and religious institutions. For use in undergraduate anthropology courses as well as in advanced anthropology or comparative law courses.

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Contents

Introductory Note on Law
1
Introductory Note on Western Culture and Western Law
5
Introductory Note on Egypt and Egyptian Law
16
PRIVATE ORDERING IN EGYPTContinued
19
POPULATION PLANNING IN BOTSWANAContinued Page
25
Introductory Note on Botswana and Tswana Law
40
The Intrusion of European Law in Botswana
78
Introductory Note on China and the Role of Law in China
102
Embezzlement by a Public Official in Western Law
376
Embezzlement by a Public Official in Egyptian Law
420
Embezzlement by a Public Official in Botswana
463
Embezzlement by a Public Official in Chinese Law
531
PRIVATE ORDERING 17 Introduction to Private Ordering
577
Private Ordering in the West
584
Private Ordering in Egypt
612
Private Ordering in Botswana
656

INHERITANCE SUCCESSION AND DESCENT 6 Introduction to Inheritance Succession and Descent
137
Inheritance Succession and Descent in Western Law
141
Inheritance Succession and Descent in Egyptian Law
189
Inheritance and Family Succession in Botswana
224
Succession to Political Office in Botswana
276
e The Installation of the Kgosi
317
Inheritance and Succession in Chinese Law
322
EMBEZZLEMENT BY PUBLIC OFFICIALS 12 Criminal Justice Systems in the Radically Different Cultures
363
Private Ordering in China
698
Chapter Page
738
POPULATION CONTROL IN THE WEST
745
POPULATION PLANNING IN EGYPT
807
POPULATION PLANNING IN BOTSWANA
853
POPULATION PLANNING IN CHINA
909
Index
951
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