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Imagined communities, imaginary conversations: failure and the construction of legal identities

Maharg, Paul

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How might Scottish legal thought change in the context of a Scottish Parliament? When we ask this deceptively simple question, we encounter an immediate problem. It is a problem in some ways remarkably like the situation in 1707, except in inverse. Nothing like this has happened before to a mixed jurisdiction with a history such as Scotland's. To explore some aspects of this question, I would like to take the subject of jurisprudential thought as an aspect of legal identity. In doing so I shall...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorMaharg, Paul
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-09T05:09:11Z
dc.date.available2015-07-09T05:09:11Z
dc.identifier.isbn9780406944528
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/14269
dc.description.abstractHow might Scottish legal thought change in the context of a Scottish Parliament? When we ask this deceptively simple question, we encounter an immediate problem. It is a problem in some ways remarkably like the situation in 1707, except in inverse. Nothing like this has happened before to a mixed jurisdiction with a history such as Scotland's. To explore some aspects of this question, I would like to take the subject of jurisprudential thought as an aspect of legal identity. In doing so I shall take a broad view of what constitutes legal literature, and shall argue for the possibility of a Scottish jurisprudence, both critical and historical.
dc.languageen_AUS
dc.publisherButterworths
dc.relation.ispartofThe State of Scots Law: law and Government after the Devolution Settlement
dc.rightsThe Author(s)
dc.subjectlegal education
dc.titleImagined communities, imaginary conversations: failure and the construction of legal identities
dc.typeBook chapter
dc.date.issued2001
local.publisher.urlhttp://www.lexisnexis.co.uk/en-uk
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationMaharg, P., College of Law, The Australian National University
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage135
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage150
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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