Parution : 12/2021
Editeur : Brill
ISBN : 978-9-0044-9865-5
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State Law and Legal Positivism

The Global Rise of a New Paradigm

Sous la direction de Jean-Louis Halpérin, Baudouin Dupret

Présentation de l'éditeur

This volume formulates the hypothesis of a truly global revolution that reflected a Great Divide between ancient and new legal regimes. The volume brings together several case studies of transition from an ancient to a new legal regime characterized by the positivization of the law. This was an effect of Western imperialism, but also of local elites’ conviction that positive law was an efficient instrument of governance. The contributors emphasize the depth and scale of the positivist legal revolution and explore the phenomenon whether it was the outcome of either direct colonialism (Morocco, Egypt, India) or indigenous reformism (Ottoman empire, China, Japan). 



Author: Baudouin Dupret

Chapter 1 The Great Divide in Legal Discourse
Towards a Global Historical Ontology of the Concept of Positive Law
Authors: Baudouin Dupret and Gianluca Parolin

Chapter 2 Historical Landmarks in Mapping the Spread of Positive Law Teaching
Author: Jean-Louis Halpérin

Chapter 3 Writing Customs
Three Episodes in the Process of Positivization of Berber Customary Law in Morocco
Author: Léon Buskens

Chapter 4 Ambiguities and Interdependencies
The Relationship between Legal Positivization and Islamic Law in Colonial India, 1765–1909
Author: Jean-Philippe Dequen

Chapter 5 The Positivization of Ottoman Law and the Question of Continuity
Author: Avi Rubin

Chapter 6 How Government Jurists and Lawyering Approached the “Positivizing” of the Law in China
Author: Tzung-Mou Wu

Chapter 7 The Meiji Era
When Japanese Law Became Positivized
Author: Béatrice Jaluzot/p>

Author: Jean-Louis Halpérin

Legal History Library , Vol. 55 , 267 pages.  103.00 €