Imagined communities, imaginary conversations: failure and the construction of legal identities

Paul Maharg, Lindsay Farmer (Editor), Scott Veitch (Editor)

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    Abstract

    How might Scottish legal thought change in the context of a Scottish Parliament? When we ask this deceptively simple question, we encounter an immediate problem. It is a problem in some ways remarkably like the situation in 1707, except in inverse. Nothing like this has happened before to a mixed jurisdiction with a history such as Scotland's. To explore some aspects of this question, I would like to take the subject of jurisprudential thought as an aspect of legal identity. In doing so I shall take a broad view of what constitutes legal literature, and shall argue for the possibility of a Scottish jurisprudence, both critical and historical.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe state of Scots law : law and government after the devolution settlement
    Place of PublicationEdinburgh, UK
    Number of pages180
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2001

    Keywords

    • scots law
    • scottish jurisprudence
    • scottish parliament

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    Maharg, P., Farmer, L. (Ed.), & Veitch, S. (Ed.) (2001). Imagined communities, imaginary conversations: failure and the construction of legal identities. In The state of Scots law : law and government after the devolution settlement