Legal Systems of the World: A Political, Social and Cultural Encyclopaedia; 4 Volumes
Kritzer, Herbert M. (Ed.)
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Book ID : 28792
ISBN-10 : 81-86830-26-X / 818683026X
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Language : English
Is common Law common around the world?
How does the court system of the Palau islands, population 19,000, compare to the one in New York, Population 19 million?
Is a defendant "Innocent until proven guilty" in Romania?
How does Marxist jurisprudence compare to feminist jurisprudence?
And just what does a barrister do?
Legal systems of the world: A Political, social and cultural encyclopedia can answer these questions and more from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, this exhaustive four volume set explores the structure, operation and history of judici9al systems in every country on earth, every state in the union and every province in Canada. Behind this powerhouse of a set is an international team of over 350 legal scholars, contributing nearly 400 A-Z entries in everyday language. Readers and legal scholars alike will come to understand these systems, their key elements, their core concepts and their practices. This monumental work includes:
Judicial systems of every modern country.
Judicial systems of all the 50 U.S. States and all Canadian provinces.
Transnational systems such as the world trade organization and the African commission on Human and People's rights.
General legal systems from Islamic and roman law to the soviet system.
Alternative systems like international arbitration and jewish law.
Philosophical approaches, such as natural law and Marxist jurisprudence. Every legal structure on earth guarantees justice, and legal systems of the world shows which ones like up to their promise. The volumes are fully illustrated with maps of all parts of the world and more than 275 legal diagrams. A bibliography, glossary, and index help readers quickly pinpoint and comprehend the information they need. The only one of its kind, this phenomenal reference set reveals the workings of legal systems around the global.