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Legal Pluralism in the Holy City
Legal Pluralism in the Holy City
Ido Shahar

Legal Pluralism in the Holy City

Competing Courts, Forum Shopping, and Institutional Dynamics in Jerusalem

This book offers fresh perspectives on the phenomenon of legal pluralism, on shari'a law in practice and on Palestinian-Israeli relations in the divided city of Jerusalem. The study is based on participant observations in the studied shari'a court in contemporary West Jerusalem, as well as on textual and legal analyses of court cases and rulings ...

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Consumer Protection and Online Auction Platforms
Consumer Protection and Online Auction Platforms
Christine Riefa

Consumer Protection and Online Auction Platforms

Towards a Safer Legal Framework

This book explores the legal classification of online auction sites across a range of countries in Europe. The research focusses on the protection of consumers’ economic rights and highlights the shortcomings that the law struggles to control. The study includes empirical studies conducted on 28 online auction websites in the UK, and provides ...

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Surrogacy, Law and Human Rights
Surrogacy, Law and Human Rights
Edited by Paula Gerber and Katie O'Byrne

Surrogacy, Law and Human Rights

This book examines the effect on domestic and international law, and on human rights law and theory, of the impact of the sharp increase in the use of surrogacy. Featuring a wide range of views from academics and practitioners around the world, the contributors present critical analysis of the current regulation of surrogacy and consider what could be done to further protect the rights of all persons involved in surrogacy arrangements.

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Business Networks Reloaded
Business Networks Reloaded
Edited by Peter Krebs, Stefanie Jung and Gunther Teubner

Business Networks Reloaded

Business networks are an important economic phenomenon. This interdisciplinary research volume focuses on cooperative business networks. Special attention is paid to new economic findings, the definition of business networks and their governance structure, the compatibility of business networks with anti-trust law, and the liability of the network and its members towards third parties and duties of loyalty. Drawing on new research from Italy, Spain ...

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The Diffusion of Law
The Diffusion of Law
Edited by Sue Farran, James Gallen, Jennifer Hendry and Christa Rautenbach

The Diffusion of Law

The Movement of Laws and Norms Around the World

This collection contributes to the wider theoretical debate concerning the movement of law and legal norms by engaging with concrete examples of legal diffusion in jurisdictions as diverse as Albania, the Czech Republic, Poland and Kuwait. The volume is international, multi-disciplinary and multi-methodological in approach and brings together ...

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Consumer Debt and Social Exclusion in Europe
Consumer Debt and Social Exclusion in Europe
Edited by Hans-W. Micklitz and Irina Domurath

Consumer Debt and Social Exclusion in Europe

This study fills a vital gap in the current literature on the effects of the financial and economic crisis, and features detailed reports from six European countries which form the empirical background for five analyses of different aspects of the social inclusion-exclusion dichotomy through over-indebtedness in Europe since 2008. The account shows how the current design of the consumer credit and mortgage system in Europe has helped to produce individual ...

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Justice as Friendship
Justice as Friendship
Seow Hon Tan

Justice as Friendship

A Theory of Law

The central argument of this study is that the universal phenomenon of friendship provides us with an inter-subjectively agreeable and rich conception of justice that can be transposed to the context of law. While presented as a theory of law, the work considers and traverses the fields of jurisprudence, tort law, contract law, philosophy ...

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Stateless Law
Stateless Law
Edited by Helge Dedek and Shauna Van Praagh

Stateless Law

Evolving Boundaries of a Discipline

This volume offers a critical analysis and illustration of the challenges and promises of ‘stateless’ law thought, pedagogy and approaches to governance - that is, understanding and conceptualizing law in a post-national condition. Confronting the ‘transnational challenge’ posed to the traditional theoretical and institutional structures that ...

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