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Aboriginal Societies and the Common LawA History of Sovereignty, Status, and Self-Determination

Aboriginal Societies and the Common Law: A History of Sovereignty, Status, and Self-Determination

P.G. McHugh

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198252481
eISBN:
9780191710438
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198252481.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Legal History

This book describes the encounter between the common law legal system and the tribal peoples of North America and Australasia. It is a history of the role of anglophone law in managing relations ... More

Aboriginal TitleThe Modern Jurisprudence of Tribal Land Rights

Aboriginal Title: The Modern Jurisprudence of Tribal Land Rights

P.G. McHugh

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199699414
eISBN:
9780191732133
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699414.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Legal History

Aboriginal title was one of the most remarkable and controversial legal developments in the common law world of the late-twentieth century. The common law doctrine gave sudden substance to the ... More

Advocacy and the Making of the Adversarial Criminal Trial 1800–1865

Advocacy and the Making of the Adversarial Criminal Trial 1800–1865

David J. A. Cairns

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198262848
eISBN:
9780191682414
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262848.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The modern adversarial criminal trial emerged from the punitive and procedural upheaval in the criminal law of the first half of the nineteenth century. The campaign against capital punishment, which ... More

America and the Law of Nations 1776-1939

America and the Law of Nations 1776-1939

Mark Weston Janis

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579341
eISBN:
9780191722653
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579341.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Legal History

This book is an exploration of the ways in which Americans have perceived, applied, advanced, and frustrated international law. It demonstrates the varieties and continuities of America's approaches ... More

The American Legal Profession in CrisisResistance and Responses to Change

The American Legal Profession in Crisis: Resistance and Responses to Change

James E. Moliterno

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199917631
eISBN:
9780199332847
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917631.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics, Legal History

Central to the identity of the American legal profession are its systems of self-regulation. Throughout history, the legal profession has tried to hold tight to its traditional values and structure ... More

Appropriation and Invention of TraditionThe East India Company and Hindu Law in Early Colonial Bengal

Appropriation and Invention of Tradition: The East India Company and Hindu Law in Early Colonial Bengal

Nandini Bhattacharya-Panda

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195690484
eISBN:
9780199081516
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195690484.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The beginning of Anglo–Hindu jurisprudence was occasioned by decisive developments in the cultural, intellectual, and legal history of India. This book deals with the appropriation of the ... More

Bills of Rights and DecolonizationThe Emergence of Domestic Human Rights Instruments in Britain's Overseas Territories

Bills of Rights and Decolonization: The Emergence of Domestic Human Rights Instruments in Britain's Overseas Territories

Charles Parkinson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199231935
eISBN:
9780191716157
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231935.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Legal History

This book analyzes the British Government's radical change in policy during the late 1950s on the use of bills of rights in colonial territories nearing independence. More broadly it explores the ... More

Broken EngagementsThe Action for Breach of Promise of Marriage and the Feminine Ideal, 1800-1940

Broken Engagements: The Action for Breach of Promise of Marriage and the Feminine Ideal, 1800-1940

Saskia Lettmaier

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199569977
eISBN:
9780191722066
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569977.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

While common law actions for breach of promise of marriage originated in the mid-seventeenth century, it was not until the ‘long nineteenth century’ that they saw their rise to prominence and their ... More

Cases on Muslim Law of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh

Cases on Muslim Law of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh

Alamgir Muhammad Serajuddin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199457618
eISBN:
9780199085460
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199457618.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Muslim law is an integral part of South Asian legal system; and case law plays a major role in its interpretation, application and development. The book provides the readers, by a judicious selection ... More

Civil Rights in the Shadow of SlaveryThe Constitution, Common Law, and the Civil Rights Act of 1866

Civil Rights in the Shadow of Slavery: The Constitution, Common Law, and the Civil Rights Act of 1866

George A. Rutherglen

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199739707
eISBN:
9780199979363
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739707.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Human Rights and Immigration

This book recounts the history of the nation's first civil rights act, from its passage in 1866 through its interpretation and reenactment in developments that reach the present day. The Civil Rights ... More

Civil Society in ChinaThe Legal Framework from Ancient Times to the "New Reform Era"

Civil Society in China: The Legal Framework from Ancient Times to the "New Reform Era"

Karla W. Simon

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199765898
eISBN:
9780199332540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765898.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This book looks at legal and fiscal framework for civil society organizations (CSOs) in China from earliest times to the present day. It traces the ways in which laws and regulations have shaped ... More

Coercion to CompromisePlea Bargaining, the Courts, and the Making of Political Authority

Coercion to Compromise: Plea Bargaining, the Courts, and the Making of Political Authority

Mary E. Vogel

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195101751
eISBN:
9780199851461
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101751.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This book examines the origins of the controversial practice of plea bargaining, a procedure that appears to reward the guilty. Contrary to popular perception of plea bargaining as an innovation or ... More

Colonial CopyrightIntellectual Property in Mandate Palestine

Colonial Copyright: Intellectual Property in Mandate Palestine

Michael D. Birnhack

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199661138
eISBN:
9780191746147
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661138.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

When the British Empire enacted copyright law for its colonies, it called it colonial copyright, or imperial copyright, but it had only one kind of interest in mind: its own. This book deconstructs ... More

The Common Law in Colonial AmericaVolume IV: Law and the Constitution on the Eve of Independence, 1735-1776

The Common Law in Colonial America: Volume IV: Law and the Constitution on the Eve of Independence, 1735-1776

William E. Nelson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190850487
eISBN:
9780190850517
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190850487.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This volume begins where volumes 2 and 3 ended. The main theme of the four-volume project is that the law of America’s thirteen colonies differed profoundly when they first were founded, but had ... More

The Common Law in Colonial AmericaVolume III: The Chesapeake and New England, 1660–1750

The Common Law in Colonial America: Volume III: The Chesapeake and New England, 1660–1750

William E. Nelson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190465056
eISBN:
9780190465087
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190465056.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Comparative Law

This volume begins where volume 1 ended and traces legal development in Maryland, Virginia, Massachusetts, and the smaller New England colonies from 1660 to the mid-eighteenth century. A main claim ... More

Constitutional Torts and the War on Terror

Constitutional Torts and the War on Terror

James E. Pfander

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190495282
eISBN:
9780190495312
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190495282.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Legal History

This book focuses on the judicial handling of constitutional tort claims arising from the war on terror, while examining the response of the federal courts to claims seeking redress for victims of ... More

Constitutions and the ClassicsPatterns of Constitutional Thought from Fortescue to Bentham

Constitutions and the Classics: Patterns of Constitutional Thought from Fortescue to Bentham

Denis Galligan (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198714989
eISBN:
9780191783142
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714989.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This book features a collection of writings that emerged from a programme of workshops that took place at Oxford University between 2008 and 2012. The aim of the programme was to examine from a ... More

The Contemporary House of LordsWestminster Bicameralism Revived

The Contemporary House of Lords: Westminster Bicameralism Revived

Meg Russell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199671564
eISBN:
9780191751776
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671564.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Legal History

This book is the first major study of the House of Lords since the reform in 1999 by Tony Blair's Labour government which removed most hereditary peers. It describes the membership of the chamber, ... More

A Continental Distinction in the Common LawA Historical and Comparative Perspective on English Public Law

A Continental Distinction in the Common Law: A Historical and Comparative Perspective on English Public Law

J.W.F. Allison

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198298656
eISBN:
9780191710735
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298656.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Legal History

The development of an autonomous English public law has been accompanied by persistent problems — a lack of systematic principles, dissatisfaction with judicial review procedure, and uncertainty ... More

Courage to DissentAtlanta and the Long History of the Civil Rights Movement

Courage to Dissent: Atlanta and the Long History of the Civil Rights Movement

Tomiko Brown-Nagin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780195386592
eISBN:
9780190259723
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195386592.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This book shows that long before “black power” emerged and gave black dissent from the mainstream civil rights agenda, African Americans in Atlanta questioned the meaning of equality and the steps ... More

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