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Society and Legal Change free pdf Alan Watson argues that law fails to keep step with social change, even when that change is massive. To illustrate ways in which law is dysfunctional, he draws on the two most innovative Western systems, of Rome and England, to show that harmful rules continue for centuries. To make his case, he uses examples where, in the main, "the law benefits no recognisable group or class within society (except possibly lawyers who benefit from confusion) and is generally inconvienient or positivly harmful to society as a whole or to large powerful groups within the society". The author considers the development of law in global terms and across the centuries. His arguments centre on how societies borrow from other legal systems and the continuity of legal systems.

About Alan Watson

Alan Watson is Ernest P. Rogers Professor of Law and Distinguished Research Professor at the University of Georgia School of Law- he is the author or editor of some forty books, including The Evolution of Western Private Law and Legal Transplants (now in its second edition). Two collections of essays honoring Professor Watson's work have recently been published.

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Author : Alan Watson
Publisher : Temple University Press,U.S.
Data Published : 13 August 2001
ISBN : 1566399203
EAN : 9781566399203
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 168 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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