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Law in many societies : a reader

Author: Lawrence M Friedman; Rogelio Pérez-Perdomo; Manuel A Gómez
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford Law Books, 2011, ©2011.
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This law and society reader taps a rich and diverse literature to compare and contrast the legal experience of many different cultures and nations.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence M Friedman; Rogelio Pérez-Perdomo; Manuel A Gómez
ISBN: 9780804763738 0804763739 9780804763745 0804763747
OCLC Number: 682903943
Description: x, 322 pages ; 27 cm
Contents: The internal control of a bureaucratic judiciary : the case of Japan / Masaki Abe --
Mutual bonds : media frames and the Israeli High Court of Justice / Bryna Bogoch and Yifat Holzman-Gazit --
Law, lawyers, and legal practice in Silicon Valley : a preliminary report / Lawrence M. Friedman, Robert W. Gordon, Sophie Pirie, and Edwin Whatley --
Advocating democracy : the role of lawyers in Taiwan's political transformation / Jane Kaufman Winn and Tang-chi Yeh --
Legal education in late twentieth-century Latin America / Rogelio Pérez-Perdomo --
Harsh justice : criminal punishment and the widening divide between America and Europe / James Q. Whitman --
The benevolent paternalism of Japanese criminal justice / Daniel H. Foote --
Plea-bargaining and plea negotiation in England / John Baldwin and Michael McConville --
The tuna court : law and norms in the world's premier fish market / Eric A. Feldman --
The legal cultures of Europe / James L. Gibson and Gregory A. Caldeira --
Between law and culture : Rwanda's gacaca and postcolonial legality / Ariel Meyerstein --
Legal cultures in the (un)rule of law : indigenous rights and juridification in Guatemala / Rachel Sieder --
The transformation of constitutional discourse and the judicialization of politics in Latin America / Javier Couso --
Commercial relations, contract, and litigation in Denmark : a discussion of Macaulay's theories / Britt-Mari Blegvad --
Creating people's justice : street committees and people's courts in a South African City / Sandra Burman and Wilfried Scharf --
All in the family : the influence of social networks on dispute processing (a case study of a developing economy) / Manuel A. Gómez --
Bargaining in the shadow of the community : neighborly dispute resolution in Beijing hutongs / Haini Guo and Bradley Klein --
The inquisitor strikes back : obstacles to the reform of criminal procedure in revolutionary Venezuela / Carmen Alguíndigue and Rogelio Pérez-Perdomo --
Judicial reform in Mexico : what next? / Héctor Fix-Fierro --
Business litigation in the transition : a portrait of debt collection in Russia / Kathryn Hendley --
Mother or father : who received custody? : the best interest of the child standard and judges' custody decisions in Taiwan / Hung-En Liu --
The sky is high and the emperor is far away : the enforcement of intellectual property law in China / Ling Li --
Immigration, law, and marginalization in a global economy : notes from Spain / Kitty Calavita --
Law, lawyers, and social capital : rule of law versus relational capitalism / Yves Dezalay and Bryant Garth --
Globalization and the decline of legal consciousness : torts, ghosts, and karma in Thailand / David Engel --
From Cold War instrument to supreme European court : the European Court of Human Rights at the crossroad of international and national law and politics / Mikael Rask Madsen --
Erewhon : the coming global legal order / Lawrence M. Friedman.
Responsibility: edited by Lawrence M. Friedman, Rogelio Pérez-Perdomo, and Manuel A. Gómez.

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