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Japanese Tradition and Western Law

Emperor, State, and Law in the Thought of Hozumi Yatsuka

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674182554

Publication Date: 01/01/1970

244 pages


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Richard Minear focuses on the ideas of Hozumi Yatsuka (1860–1912), founder of the school of constitutional scholarship which enshrined Japanese tradition at the cost of the Western idea of law. Comparing Hozumi’s main tenets with those of the German legal scholars with whom he had studied, Minear establishes that Hozumi drew heavily on German legal positivism but distorted it to bring it into accordance with traditional Japanese attitudes toward emperor, state, and law.

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