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Dutch Legal Culture 2nd ed

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ISBN13: 9789065447661
ISBN: 9065447660
Published: July 1996
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Paperback
Price: £21.00



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This text suggests that the Dutch are pragmatic regarding the law, using it to solve problems, not to create additional ones. This has led to a culture that permits practices contrary to the strict letter of the law. This book reviews the Dutch legal system and the cultural forces that shape it.

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Subjects:
European Jurisdictions
Contents:
Part 1 Dutch legal culture compared: law in action on a small scale
comparing the legal cultures of the Netherlands and Germany
supply side of legal culture
legal politics
summary - the concept of legal culture.
Part 2 The court system: civil and criminal courts
the long way to comprehensive judicial review
"ombuds" institutions.
Part 3 The legal profession: jurists - their work and training
judges
judges in the High Court
attorneys and notaries
social advocacy
"mega law" firms
competition among legal services.
Part 4 Informal justice in Civil Courts: two models of civil justice
Kadi justice
summary proceedings in Amsterdam.
Part 5 Criminal policy: contrasts in criminal policy
the pedagogical model in criminal justice
the end of tolerance
public opinion and criminal policy.
Part 6 "Beleid" - a very Dutch legal term: going Dutch on crimes without victims
the Dutch welfare state in crisis
soft law.
Part 7 Dutch legal culture in transition.