The Making of South African Legal Culture 1902 1936: Fear, Favour and Prejudice
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The Making of South African Legal Culture 1902 1936: Fear, Favour and Prejudice

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ISBN-13:
9780521032971
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.12.2006
Seiten:
588
Autor:
Martin Chanock
Gewicht:
853 g
Format:
229x152x33 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Preface; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Part I. Puzzles, Paradigms and Problems: 1. Four stories; 2. Legal culture, state making and colonialism; Part II. Law and Order: 3. Police and policing; 4. Criminology; 5. Prisons and penology; 6. Criminal law; 7. Criminalising political opposition; Part III. South African Common Law A: 8. Roman-Dutch law; 9. Marriage and race; 10. The legal profession; Part IV. South African Common Law B: 11. Creating the discourse: customary law and colonial rule in South Africa; 12. After Union: the segregationist tide; 13. The native appeal courts and customary law; 14. Customary law, courts and code after 1927; Part V. Law and Government: 15. Land; 16. Law and labour; 17. The new province for law and order: struggles on the racial frontier; 18. A rule of law; Part VI. Consideration: 19. Reconstructing the state: legal formalism, democracy and a post-colonial rule of law; Bibliography; Index; Index of legal cases cited.
The development of the South African legal system in the early twentieth century was crucial to the establishment and maintenance of the systems which underpinned the racist state, including control of the population, the running of the economy, and the legitimization of the regime. Martin Chanock's highly illuminating and definitive perspective on that development examines all areas of the law: criminal law and criminology; the Roman-Dutch law; the State's African law; and land, labour and 'rule of law' questions. His revisionist analysis of the construction of South African legal culture illustrates the larger processes of legal colonization, while the consideration of the interaction between imported doctrine and legislative models with local contexts and approaches also provides a basis for understanding the re-fashioning of law under circumstances of post-colonialism and globalization.