Legal Traditions of the World: Sustainable Diversity in Law

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Oxford University Press, 2007 - Law - 395 pages
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This prize-winning work offers a major new means of conceptualizing law and legal relations across the world. National laws are placed in the broader context of major legal traditions, those of chthonic (or indigenous) law, Talmudic law, civil law, Islamic law, common law, Hindu law, and Asian law. Each tradition is examined in terms of its institutions and substantive law, its founding concepts and methods, its attitude towards the concept of change, and its teaching on relations with other traditions and peoples. Legal traditions are explained in terms of multivalent and non-conflictual forms of logic and thought.

This title is suitable for both undergraduates and postgraduates in comparative law courses worldwide. It may also be of interest to those studying legal history, legal philosophy, international development, international human rights, and international business.

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Was awarded the Grand Prize of the International Academy of International Law.


Offers comprehensive coverage of all major legal traditions and their contexts.


Incorporates a level of scholarship and analysis that surpasses all other comparative law textbooks.


Adopts a genuinely global perspective, making it an invaluable resource for courses worldwide.
 

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H.P. Glenn needs to go back and take classes so that he can learn how to write. His writing style is awful, and each chapter of the book is an overly long, stream of consciousness rant with no discernible structure or point.
However, if you are looking at this page, it is probably because you are being required to read the book for a first year law class, and have no choice but to buy it. In which case I would advise you to buy it from Amazon, since they are probably going to be much cheaper than your campus bookstore.
 

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H. Patrick Glenn is the Peter M. Laing Professor of Law, Faculty of Law and Institute of Comparative Law, McGill University.

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