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Custom as a source of law

Author: David J Bederman
Publisher: Cambridge [U.K.] ; New York, N.Y. : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume offers a fresh perspective on custom's enduring place in both domestic and international law.

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Genre/Form: Sources
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David J Bederman
ISBN: 9780521897044 0521897041 9780521721820 0521721822 9780511902437 0511902433
OCLC Number: 637038616
Description: [xv], 266 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Anthropology : custom in preliterate societies --
Culture : the western legal tradition of positivism --
History : the common law and custom --
Economics, sociobiology, and psychology : the human impulse of custom --
Family law --
Property --
Contracts --
Torts --
Constitutional law --
Private international law : international commercial usage --
Public international law : custom among nations --
Conclusion : how and why custom endures.
Responsibility: David J. Bederman.

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"In comparing these diverse areas of law, this rich study draws on an impressive array of methodologies and disciplines, including anthropology, history, psychology, and economics. Although Professor Read more...

 
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