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Dutch Legal Culture, 2e

Dutch Legal Culture, 2e

By Thomas Blanke, Freek Bruinsma


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The Netherlands are a small country, but they have many laws. In handling them, Dutch lawyers tend to be pragmatic: they use them to solve problems, not to create additional ones. If they do create problems, they try to find a way around them. If must be, they ignore them. Only if even that meets with resistance, they change them. Because of its non-legalistic learnings, Dutch legal culture favoured a pragmatic public administration, a mild penal climate and an informal civil justice.

This book contains a `journey' through selected aspects of Dutch legal culture which is presented by comparing, the Court System, the Legal Profession, Informal Justice in Civil Courts, Criminal Policy and a very Dutch legal term `beleid'.

Publish Date 07/01/1994
Publish Frequency As Needed
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789065447661
SKU 10057652-0001