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Comparative Law and Socio-Legal Studies  

Annelise Riles

Print publication date:
Mar 2019
Online publication date:
May 2019
The article begins by describing some shared ancestral figures of both comparative law and socio-legal studies, and the conundrums they have left to both fields. It then turns to the ... More

Corporal Punishment and the Law in Global Perspective  

Joan E. Durrant

Print publication date:
Apr 2020
Online publication date:
Apr 2019
Debates over corporal punishment’s effectiveness have come to an end. No study has shown it to have long-term benefits, while many have demonstrated its substantial and wide-ranging risks. ... More

Indigenous Legal Traditions: Roots to Renaissance  

Val Napoleon and Hadley Friedland

Print publication date:
Nov 2014
Online publication date:
Mar 2015
This chapter sketches four phases or eras that characterize the changing state of debate regarding Indigenous legal traditions and highlights the progress and ongoing challenges faced by ... More

The Mirror, the Lamp, and Public Performances  

Shubha Ghosh

Online publication date:
Apr 2017
How courts determine copyright infringement has been the subject of scholarly debate. Where courts fail is in adequately appreciating the richness of a creative work, often reducing the ... More

Socio-Economic Rights  

D. M. Davis

Print publication date:
May 2012
Online publication date:
Nov 2012
This article has two primary objectives: to interrogate objections to social and economic rights and, secondly, to examine the extent to which these objections have given rise to different ... More