Law's ethical, global, and theoretical contexts : essays in honour of William Twining

Law's Ethical, Global and Theoretical Contexts examines William Twining's principal contributions to law and jurisprudence in the context of three issues which will receive significant scholarly attention over the coming decades. Part I explores human rights, including torture, the role of...

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Main Author: Twining, William ([honouree])
Other Authors: Baxi, Upendra (Editor), McCrudden, Christopher (Editor), Paliwala, Abdul (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2015
Series:Law in context
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Collection: Cambridge Books Online - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Law's Ethical, Global and Theoretical Contexts examines William Twining's principal contributions to law and jurisprudence in the context of three issues which will receive significant scholarly attention over the coming decades. Part I explores human rights, including torture, the role of evidence in human rights cases, the emerging discourse on 'traditional values', the relevance of 'Southern voices' to human rights debates, and the relationship between human rights and peace agreements. Part II assesses the impact of globalization through the lenses of sociology and comparative constitutionalism, and features an analysis of the development of pluralistic ideas of law in the context of privatization. Finally, Part III addresses issues of legal theory, including whether global legal pluralism needs a concept of law, the importance of context in legal interpretation, the effect of increasing digitalization on legal theory, and the utility of feminist and postmodern approaches to globalization and legal theory
Physical Description:xv, 408 pages digital
ISBN:9781316337325