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Transplants of European Normativity in India and in Japan: a Historical Comparison

Abstract : What can we learn from a comparison between legal transplants in modern India and Japan? Are they so strong differences between a colonized territory and an always independent country? The process of reception of Western l aw appears to be very similar in India and in Japan, as a global importation of legal institutions and schemes. The limits for the reception of Western models have their origins in sociological and political factors rather than in cultural ones. The question of legal education is crucial until today and also involves the American model. One has to study, as an important element of differentiation, the evolution of legal writing in the two countries
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Jean-Louis Halpérin. Transplants of European Normativity in India and in Japan: a Historical Comparison. Rechtsgeschichte - Legal History. Journal of the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History, Max Planck Institute, 2014, pp.150-157. ⟨10.12946/rg22/150-157⟩. ⟨hal-01343770⟩



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