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Using Legal Culture

Edited by: David Nelken

ISBN13: 9780854901180
Published: September 2012
Publisher: Wildy, Simmonds and Hill Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £95.00

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In comparative legal studies, the concept of legal culture has come to play an increasingly significant role in contemporary theorising, empirical analysis and methodological innovation. This book, entitled Using Legal Culture, explores a number of the key issues regarding the use of this concept.

The essays contained in this book were originally presented in the Journal of Comparative Law Workshop held in Venice University (Ca’ Foscari) May 20-21, 2010. The papers show that legal culture is a very productive concept, and also one which carries different meanings and resonances in different places and different languages and which sometimes means different things to different scholars. This collection therefore offers an especially helpful set of reflections on the nature and analytical value of this concept.

The studies published here broadly speaking fall into three categories: general reflections on the concept of legal culture, the use of the concept in the micro-dimensions of the engagement of law with everyday life, and legal culture as a more holistic idea employed to characterise aspects of professionally administered schemes of law and practice.

The chapters are written by prominent international scholars, and given a general introduction by one the foremost researchers in the study of legal culture: Professor David Nelken. The book provides an important resource for all students and scholars with an interest in comparative legal studies, as well as for anyone interested in the relationship between law and culture.

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David Nelken: Using Legal Culture: Purposes and Problems
Sally Engle Merry: What is Legal Culture? An Anthro-pological Perspective
David M Engel: The Uses of Legal Culture in Contemp-orary Socio-Legal Studies: A Response to Sally Engle Merry
Franz Von Benda-Beckmann and Keebet Von Benda-Beckmann: Why Not Legal Culture?
Tom Ginsburg: Lawrence M. Friedman’s Comparative Law, with Notes on Japan
Susan S Silbey:J. Locke, op. cit.: Invocations of Law on Snowy Streets
Debbie De Girolamo: Seeking Negotiated Order Through Mediation: A Manifestation of Legal Culture?
Marc Hertogh: The Curious Case of Dutch Legal Culture: A Reassessment of Survey Evidence
Marina Kurkchiyan: Comparing Legal Cultures: Three Models of Court for Small Civil Cases
Michael Palmer: Rethinking Children’s Rights and Interests?: Economic Reform, Social Protection and Legal Culture in Post-Mao China
Sandra Hotz: Understanding Legal Culture through the Intersection of Law, Culture and Gender — An Example from Japanese Family Law
Stewart Field: Finding or Imposing Coherence? Comparing National Cultures of Youth Justice
Osvaldo Saldías: Can We Explain the Emergence of Legal Cultures? A Methodological Approach Based on the Example of the Andean Community’s Legal Culture
Yüksel Sezgin: The Role of Alternative Legalities in Bringing about Socio-legal Change in Religious Systems

Series: JCL Studies in Comparative Law

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Comparative Legal Reasoning: Essays in Honour of Geoffrey Samuel
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ISBN 9780854902484
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Chinese Conflicts of Law: A Restatement and Legisprudence Proposal ISBN 9780854902477
Published February 2018
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Turkey and the International Law of the Sea ISBN 9780854902392
Published November 2017
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Interdisciplinary Study and Comparative Law ISBN 9780854902101
Published September 2016
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Reflections on the Supreme Court of Ghana ISBN 9780854901562
Published June 2015
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The Interaction of Legal Systems: Post-Soviet Approaches ISBN 9780854901616
Published April 2015
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Natural Law and Comparative Law ISBN 9780854901548
Published January 2015
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The Legal Regime of Chinese Overseas Investment ISBN 9780854901531
Published December 2014
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The 1980 Hague Abduction Convention: Comparative Aspects
Edited by: Robert Rains
ISBN 9780854901517
Published November 2014
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Teaching Legal History: Comparative Perspectives ISBN 9780854901456
Published May 2014
Wildy, Simmonds and Hill Publishing
Pasolini's Italian Premonitions: Same-Sex Unions and the Law in Comparative Perspective ISBN 9780854901357
Published May 2014
Wildy, Simmonds and Hill Publishing
A Court in the City: Civil and Commercial Litigation in London at the Beginning of the 21st Century ISBN 9780854901319
Published October 2013
Wildy, Simmonds and Hill Publishing
Global Wrongs and Private Law Remedies and Procedures ISBN 9780854900916
Published September 2011
Wildy, Simmonds and Hill Publishing
Foundations of Comparative Law: Methods and Typologies ISBN 9780854900923
Published April 2011
Wildy, Simmonds and Hill Publishing
Mixed Legal Systems at New Frontiers
Edited by: Esin Orucu
ISBN 9780854900701
Published May 2010
Wildy, Simmonds and Hill Publishing
Building the Civilization of Arbitration ISBN 9780854900688
Published April 2010
Wildy, Simmonds and Hill Publishing
Constitutional Courts: A Comparative Study ISBN 9780854900633
Published November 2009
Wildy, Simmonds and Hill Publishing