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The Resource Ruling the law : legitimacy and failure in Latin American legal systems, Jorge L. Esquirol

Ruling the law : legitimacy and failure in Latin American legal systems, Jorge L. Esquirol

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Ruling the law : legitimacy and failure in Latin American legal systems
Title
Ruling the law
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legitimacy and failure in Latin American legal systems
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Jorge L. Esquirol
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eng
Summary
"The North-South global divide is as much about perception and prejudice as it is about economic disparities. Latin America is no less ruled by hegemonic misrepresentations of its national legal systems. The European image of its laws mostly upholds legal legitimacy and international comity. By contrast, diagnoses of excessive legal formalism, an extraordinary gap between law and action, inappropriate European transplants, elite control, pervasive inefficiencies, and massive corruption call for wholesale law reform. Misrepresented to the level of becoming fictions, these ideas nevertheless have profound influence on US foreign policy, international agency programs, private disputes, and academic research. Jorge Esquirol identifies their materialization in global governance - mostly undermining Latin American states in legal geopolitics - and their deployment by private parties in transnational litigation and international arbitration. Bringing unrelenting legal realism to comparative law, this study explores new questions in international relations, focusing on the power dynamics among national legal systems. Jorge L. Esquirol is a founding faculty member of the College of Law at Florida International University and the school's first international programs director. He was previously academic affairs director at the Harvard Law School Graduate Program and then faculty member at Northeastern University School of Law. He is a graduate of the Harvard Law School J.D. and S.J.D. programs and Georgetown University undergraduate in finance. Professor Esquirol is the 2016 Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Law at the University of Trento in Italy. He has published various books and articles on law in Latin America, including publications in Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian"--
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Esquirol, Jorge L
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non fiction
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bibliography
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ASCL studies in comparative law
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  • Law
  • Rule of law
  • Law reform
  • Comparative law
  • Comparative law
  • Law
  • Law reform
  • Rule of law
  • Latin America
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Ruling the law : legitimacy and failure in Latin American legal systems, Jorge L. Esquirol
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-273) and index
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
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xv, 283 pages :
Isbn
9781316630921
Lccn
2019035678
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
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(OCoLC)1112788524
Label
Ruling the law : legitimacy and failure in Latin American legal systems, Jorge L. Esquirol
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-273) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 283 pages :
Isbn
9781316630921
Lccn
2019035678
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1112788524

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