Mixed Jurisdictions Worldwide: The Third Legal Family
South Africa, Scotland and Quebec are among the seven major systems of 'mixed jurisdictions'--legal systems with both a common and civil law content--analysed in this comparative study. As well as the founding, raisons d'etre and evolutionary tendencies of their mixed law components, also discussed are the cultural divisions of the jurists and the internal contradictions between Anglo-Ame rican judicial institutions, methodologies and procedures, and the substantive civil law. The book concludes that these jurisdictions form a closely related 'Third Legal Family' with cohesive traits and tendencies.
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