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Accident  

Daniel Williams

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Dec 2019
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Jan 2020
This chapter explores some legal and literary ramifications of “accident” in British law and society from the late eighteenth through the early twentieth century. This period saw changes in ... More

Adjudication  

William Lucy

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Jan 2004
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Sep 2012
This article introduces the rationality and legitimacy conditions and positions them within contemporary sceptical and non-sceptical accounts of adjudication. Two sections are concerned ... More

Affect and Empathy Studies  

Suzanne Keen

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Dec 2019
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Jan 2020
This chapter discusses two domains of research into and theorizing about human emotions of interest to legal theorists and practitioners in the law. Written by a non-lawyer with expertise ... More

Agonism, Democracy, and Law  

Panu Minkkinen

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Dec 2019
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Jan 2020
This chapter begins by examining the origins of agonism in the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche’s early text “Homer’s Contest.” It then attempts to formulate a political ... More

Anglo-Muhammadan Law  

Syed Adnan Hussain

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Nov 2018
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Sep 2017
This article examines the historical origins, sources, and subject-matter jurisdiction of Anglo–Muhammadan law, along with its influence on the trajectories of Islamic law. After providing ... More

An Anti-Liberal Defense of Free Speech: Foundations of Democracy in the Western Philosophical Canon  

Eric Heinze

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Dec 2019
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Jan 2020
Western democracies have determined the extent and limits of free expression largely within rights-based frameworks. As captured by Mill’s classically liberal “harm principle,” expression ... More

Authority  

Scott J. Shapiro

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Jan 2004
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Sep 2012
This article brings out the paradoxical nature of authority and discusses the solutions that have been offered on authority's behalf. It further examines two revisionist strategies. The ... More

Book History  

Henrike Manuwald

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Dec 2019
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Jan 2020
Book history, understood broadly as the analysis of written communication, interacts with legal studies in two main areas: first, legal rules frame the production and dissemination of books ... More

Boundaries, Walls, Envelopes, Rooms, and Other Spatialities of Law  

Timothy Hyde

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Dec 2019
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Jan 2020
This chapter outlines the several scales at which material arrangements of architecture, urbanism, and territory are bound up with surrounding legal contexts. Using these three scales, the ... More

Challenging the Legal Self Through Performance  

Marett Leiboff

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Dec 2019
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Jan 2020
This chapter reconsiders and reorients performance as a critical practice in law and the humanities, turning away from the philosophically and sociologically inflected variants of ... More

The Classical Period: Scripture, Origins, and Early Development  

Mariam Sheibani, Amir Toft, and Ahmed El Shamsy

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Nov 2018
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Apr 2017
This article examines whether the Qur’an served as a source for the early jurists during the classical period; whether Hadith reports contain authentic information regarding Muhammad’s ... More

Comics  

Hillary Chute

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Dec 2019
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Jan 2020
The art form of comics has been at center of heated global free speech debates, which remain among the defining issues of our time, particularly as they map onto cultural and religious ... More

Comparative Law and Comparative Knowledge  

Nils Jansen

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Mar 2019
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May 2019
This chapter sets out to clarify the ideas of comparison and comparative knowledge. It analyses different approaches to these two issues, both from an analytical perspective and by means of ... More

Comparative Law and Critical Legal Studies  

Ugo Mattei

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Mar 2019
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May 2019
The contribution of Critical Legal Studies to comparative law is a matter of considerable international interest, not only in light of the remarkable presence of the movement in several ... More

Comparative Law and Language  

Vivian Grosswald Curran

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Mar 2019
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May 2019
The study of language is a cognitive model for comparative law. Language’s own dependence on translation is instructive in understanding comparative law in terms of the contrasting ... More

Comparative Law and Legal Culture  

Roger Cotterrell

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Mar 2019
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May 2019
The idea of legal culture has had an important place in major recent debates about the nature and aims of comparative law. The idea of legal culture entails that law should be treated as ... More

Comparative Law in Legal Education  

Nora V. Demleitner

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Mar 2019
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May 2019
This chapter discusses comparative law within the framework of legal education in North America and Europe. It first considers some of the key debates surrounding the teaching of ... More

Comparative Law, Transplants, and Receptions  

Michele Graziadei

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Mar 2019
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May 2019
The comparative study of transplants and receptions investigates the patterns of change triggered by contacts among laws and legal cultures. The study of legal transfers offers considerable ... More

Comparative Law: Study of Similarities or Differences?  

Gerhard Dannemann

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Mar 2019
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May 2019
Comparing legal systems involves, at least to some degree, exploring both similarities and differences. For some writers, this forms part of the definition of comparative law. Some ... More

Conflict of Laws and the Internet  

Uta Kohl

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Jul 2017
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Feb 2017
This chapter documents the extreme stresses that cyberspace applies to state law by examining how private international law, or conflict of laws, has responded to the online global world. ... More

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