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Legal regulation of adult domestic relationships

Norrie, Kenneth (2009) Legal regulation of adult domestic relationships. In: Mixed Jurisdictions Compared. Edinburgh Studies in Law . Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, pp. 146-172. ISBN 9780748638864

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Abstract

Returning to a theme featured in some of the earlier volumes in the Edinburgh Studies in Law series, this volume offers an in-depth study of 'mixed jurisdictions' ' legal systems which combine elements of the Anglo-American Common Law and the European Civil Law traditions. This new collection of essays compares key areas of private law in Scotland and Louisiana. In thirteen chapters, written by distinguished scholars on both sides of the Atlantic, it explores not only legal rules but also the reasons for the rules, discussing legal history, social and cultural factors, and the law in practice, in order to account for patterns of similarity and difference. Contributions are drawn from the Law Schools of Tulane University, Louisiana State University, Loyola University New Orleans, the American University Washington DC, and the Universities of Aberdeen, Strathclyde and Edinburgh.This title will be of interest to students of comparative law at senior undergraduate and postgraduate level, academics and researchers and also those who are interested in the mixed jurisdictions for the lessons they offer in the context of harmonisation of private law in Europe.

Item type: Book Section
ID code: 27049
Keywords: domestic relationship, mixed jurisdictions, anglo-american common law , european civil law, Scotland, Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform , United States Federal Law, Law
Subjects: Law > Law of the United Kingdom and Ireland > Scotland
Social Sciences > Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Law > United States Federal Law
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Law > Law
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Depositing user: Mr Stewart Smith
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2010 09:53
Last modified: 06 Sep 2014 06:01
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/27049

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