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ISBN: 9780199290543

Published: 18 Sep 08

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The New Oxford Companion to Law

Peter Cane, Joanne Conaghan

For any reader needing a concise explanation of a subject in law The New Oxford Companion to Law is the ideal reference work. Providing greater depth than legal dictionaries but always accessible to the non-expert, entries in the Companion cover all areas of law and legal systems and are extensively cross-referenced for ease of navigation.

Provides a unique one-volume guide to every major feature of law and the legal system

Lively, accessible entries explain the foundations of law for the non-specialist, aiding understanding of legal events and the role of law in national and international politics

Written by an international team of over 700 experts from academia and the legal profession, providing greater depth of understanding than is found in legal dictionaries and online reference sources

Extensively indexed and cross-referenced, allowing easy navigation through the 1,700 entries

Twenty pages of illustrations bring the content to life

Edited by Peter Cane , Professor of Law, Australian National University

Joanne Conaghan , Professor of Law, Kent Law School

Peter Cane has been Professor of Law in the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University since 1997. For 20 years before that, he taught law at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. Joanne Conaghan studied law at Oxford. She is currently a Professor of Law at the University of Kent at Canterbury, having previously taught at the Universities of Exeter in Devon and San Diego in California. Her areas of research include labour law, tort, and feminist legal theory, and she has published widely in all three fields. She has been Managing Editor of the international journal, Feminist Legal Studies, since 1998. She is a member of the Co-ordinating Committee of the International Network on Transformative Employment and Labour Law (INTELL) and co-editor (with Michael Fischl and Karl Klare) of Labour Law in an Era of Globalization (OUP, 2002) and (with Kerry Rittich) of Labour Law, Work and Family (OUP, 2005).