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By Werner F. Menski

ISBN-10: 0511169248

ISBN-13: 9780511169243

ISBN-10: 0521858593

ISBN-13: 9780521858595

Now in its moment version, this textbook offers a severe rethinking of the research of comparative legislation and felony concept in a globalising global, and proposes a brand new version. It highlights the inadequacies of present Western theoretical ways in comparative legislation, foreign legislation, felony concept and jurisprudence, specially for learning Asian and African legislation, arguing that they're too parochial and eurocentric to satisfy international demanding situations. Menski argues for combining sleek normal legislations theories with positivist and socio-legal traditions, construction an interactive, triangular suggestion of felony pluralism. encouraged because the fourth significant method of felony concept, this version is utilized in analysing the historic and conceptual improvement of Hindu legislations, Muslim legislations, African legislation and chinese language legislations.

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This may lead to reconfirming what they have been doing all the time. It may also lead to changes in what they have practised thus far. It may eventually lead to the permanent acceptance of new ways of doing things. One can only hope that it will also lead to the acceptance of a modicum of modesty when people proclaim that they need more time for the adjustments expected of them. This seems to indicate that, while emphasising ideal notions like the universality of humankind and equality certainly does no harm and has an important symbolic value, in social reality ‘on the ground’, diversity and plurality continue to be so important to people’s well-being that an ultimate ideal of global universality and absolute equality in all respects seems misguided as a blueprint for global development.

After much debate, the emerging assessment appears to be that globalisation is much more than one single phenomenon and is not actually moving the world in the direction of uniformity. On balance, the constant interaction between the global and the local creates more plurality rather than greater uniformity. The hybridisation inherent in globalisation processes leads to what Robertson (2003) calls ‘global localization’, which he also referred to as ‘glocalization’ (Robertson, 1995). Not surprisingly, there is now much controversy over conflicting visions of globality.

From a Southern perspective, Doshi (2003: 352) warns: There is no single globalization. There are several globalizations. Its avatar is plural, its processes are historical and its outcomes are varying. And, therefore, instead of calling it globalization, we should call it globalizations. Globalization, the world over, does not have a cakewalk. Challenges given to it are by no means ordinary. There is always a fear that the nation-state would lose its identity and importance. And, who knows, the state itself would die.

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