Comparative Law in a Global Context: The Legal Systems of Asia and Africa

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Cambridge University Press, 30 mars 2006
Now in its second edition, this textbook presents a critical rethinking of the study of comparative law and legal theory in a globalising world, and proposes an alternative model. It highlights the inadequacies of current Western theoretical approaches in comparative law, international law, legal theory and jurisprudence, especially for studying Asian and African laws, arguing that they are too parochial and eurocentric to meet global challenges. Menski argues for combining modern natural law theories with positivist and socio-legal traditions, building an interactive, triangular concept of legal pluralism. Advocated as the fourth major approach to legal theory, this model is applied in analysing the historical and conceptual development of Hindu law, Muslim law, African laws and Chinese law.
 

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images and reflections of law
129
the search for appropriateness
196
Gods law or mens law?
279
the search for law
380
code and conduct
493
towards global legal realism
594
References 614
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Professor of South Asian Laws, Department of Law, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

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