Mixed Jurisdictions Worldwide: The Third Legal Family

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Cambridge University Press, 2001 - Law - 496 pages
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South Africa, Scotland and Quebec are among the seven major systems of "mixed jurisdictions"--legal systems with both a common and civil law content--analyzed in this comparative study. As well as the founding, raison d'etre and evolutionary tendencies of their mixed law components, Palmer also discusses the cultural divisions of the jurists and the internal contradictions between Anglo-American judicial institutions, methodologies and procedures, and the substantive civil law. He concludes that these jurisdictions form a closely related "Third Legal Family" with cohesive traits and tendencies.
 

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Contents

purists pragmatists
31
The Republic of South Africa
83
Scotland
201
Louisiana
257
Quebec
329
Puerto Rico
364
The Philippines
425
Israel
448
Conclusions
469
Appendix B Other mixed jurisdictions of the world
479
Index
485
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