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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Goode on Commercial Law

Edited by: Ewan McKendrick
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Law as Process 2nd ed

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ISBN13: 9780852559109
ISBN: 0852559100
Published: March 2001
Publisher: James Currey (Publishers) Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £16.95

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This is a study of the role of law in African society. It is a work in the ethnology of law. Its central theme is that the same social processes which prevent the total regualtion of society are those that re-shape and transform the efforts to regulate.

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Uncertainties in situations, indeterminacies in culture; law and social change - the semi-autonomous social field as an appropriate subject of study; legal liability and evolutionary interpretation - some aspects of strict liability, self-help and collective responsibility; comparative studies; descent and legal position; politics, procedures and norms in changing Chagga law; law and anthropology.