The Making of South African Legal Culture 1902-1936: Fear, Favour and Prejudice
Martin Chanock's definitive perspective on the development of South Africa's legal system in the early twentieth century examines all areas of the law: criminal law and criminology; the Roman-Dutch law; the State's African law; Land, Labour and 'Rule of Law' questions. His revisionist analysis of the 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.
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Legal culture state making and colonialism
Police and policing
Prisons and penology
Criminalising political opposition
Customary law courts and code after 1927
Law and labour
struggles on the racial
A rule of law
legal formalism democracy
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