Law’s Political Foundations: Rivers, Rifles, Rice, and ReligionLaw’s Political Foundations explains the development of the two basic systems of public and private law and their historical transformations. Examining the historical development of law in China, Japan, Western Europe, and Hispanic America, Haley argues that law is a product, rather than a constitutive element, of political systems.

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Edward Elgar Publishing, Jun 24, 2016 - Law - 256 pages

Law’s Political Foundations explains the development of the two basic systems of public and private law and their historical transformations. Examining the historical development of law in China, Japan, Western Europe, and Hispanic America, Haley argues that law is a product, rather than a constitutive element, of political systems.

 

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Contents

1 Defining laws political foundations
1
paradigms and trajectories of legal change
37
foundations of public law and private ordering in China
61
foundations of private law and private ordering in Japan
98
the primacy of private law in Western Europe
128
thet ransformation and transplantation of Western law in Hispanic America
164
beyond Magellans world
200
References
202
Index
217
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John O. Haley, William R. Orthwein Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus, Washington University in St. Louis, US

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