Legal Transplants and Economic Development: Civil Law Vs. Common Law?

  • Salvatore Mancuso

Law is never static; it changes without any stop. Changes can go in different directions according to the pressures that determine them. Such pressures can be from different sources that are usually identified by social needs for specific changes. A detailed explanation of the reasons for the changes in legal norms is given by the historical and social analysis proposed by Marxist authors. Law changes because of economic pushes, and in social realities characterized by class rivalries, variations would be due to the dialectic interaction between the contrasting impulses coming from the different classes. Any change in the class relations is accompanied by legal changes (Humphries 1983, p. 237).


Legal System Legal Rule Civil Code Legal Formant Legal Tradition 
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  • Salvatore Mancuso
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  1. 1.University of MacauTaipaChina

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