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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 of Indigenous-Settler Relations  

Richard P. Boast

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Aug 2018
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Sep 2018
This chapter examines the connections between the field of legal history and the various ways in which claims against states by indigenous groups are adjudicated and resolved. It focuses on ... More

Adoption Versus Alternative Forms of Care  

Brian Sloan

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Apr 2020
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Dec 2018
This chapter, which focuses on English law, considers preference for adoption in some circumstances from a comparative law perspective, before comparing the treatment of adoption to that of ... 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

Africa  

Folarin Shyllon

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Jul 2020
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Oct 2020
This chapter describes cultural heritage law and management in Africa. Whether in the field of tangible and intangible heritage or the domain of movable and immovable cultural heritage, ... More

“Africa Needs Many Lawyers Trained for the Need of Their Peoples”: Struggles over Legal Education in Kwame Nkrumah’s Ghana  

John Harrington and Ambreena Manji

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Apr 2021
In the late 1950s and early 1960s, the setting up of university law schools in many African nations led to often bitter battles over the purpose of legal education. The stakes in these ... 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

Alternative Dispute Resolution  

Faris Elias Nasrallah

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Sep 2021
Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is an umbrella term to describe an array of social and institutional methods for resolving disputes. These methods offer individual and collective ... More

Alternative Dispute Settlement Mechanisms  

Alessandro Chechi

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Jul 2020
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Oct 2020
This chapter examines existing ‘Alternative Dispute Resolution’ (ADR) options—such as negotiation, mediation, conciliation, and arbitration—with a view to assessing their efficacy in ... More

Animals  

Kristen Stilt

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Nov 2018
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Sep 2017
This chapter examines the scholarship in the new and growing field of study of Islamic animal law. It starts by defining the field of animal law generally and then explaining what makes ... More

Anthropology and Islamic Law  

John R. Bowen

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Nov 2018
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Oct 2015
The anthropology of Islamic law is concerned centrally with observing and analyzing practices governed by explicit norms that are given Islamic justification, from commercial transactions ... More

The Anthropology of Indigenous Australia and Native Title Claims  

Paul Burke

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Feb 2021
While most anthropological analyses of native title remain in an applied mode of assisting anthropologists to better perform their role as expert witnesses in claims, recent research has ... More

Anthropology, Law, and Empire: Foundations in Context  

Martin Chanock

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Oct 2020
The chapter describes the history of the anthropology of law from the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century. It shows how legal anthropologists failed to foreground the profound ... More

Anti-Discrimination Rules and Religious Minorities in the Workplace  

Katayoun Alidadi

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Dec 2020
Human rights and anti-discrimination law address social inequalities faced by religious minorities in today’s societies, including their discrimination in the workplace. Legal rules are ... 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

The Anti-Rape and Battered Women’s Movements of the 1970s and 1980s  

Leigh Goodmark

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Jun 2021
The anti-rape and battered women’s movements of the 1970s and 1980s grew out of the women’s liberation movement. Early grassroots organizing around responding to rape and domestic violence ... More

Arbitration and the Olympic Athlete  

Sean Nolon

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Feb 2018
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Sep 2017
Disputes involving Olympic athletes can arise from a wide range of decisions made by a host of entities. A disputed decision may involve the eligibility of an athlete, employment of coaches ... More

Architects, Landscapers, and Gardeners in the Transnational Futures of International Labor Law  

Adelle Blackett

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Apr 2021
International labor law was a paradigmatic field for public international law. This chapter chronicles the ambivalent move to embrace a less hierarchical and traditional understanding of ... More

The ART of Parentage  

Naomi Cahn

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Apr 2020
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May 2019
The world of reproductive technology, including donor gametes and surrogacy, brings new challenges to identifying parents and respecting children’s rights. An intending parent—married or ... More

Asia  

Keun-Gwan Lee

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Jul 2020
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Oct 2020
This chapter explores the protection of cultural heritage in Asia. Rapid socioeconomic transformation in East Asia and South East Asia has posed a serious challenge to the cultural heritage ... More

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