Cowen on law : selected essays

Cowen on law : selected essays

Cowen on law : selected essays

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Edition Details

  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): Denis V. Cowen
  • Language: English
  • Publication Information: Juta – ;
  • Type: Book
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Short Description

XXXI, 387 pages : ILlustrations ; 26 cm

Purpose and Intended Audience

Useful for students learning an area of law, Cowen on law : selected essays is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Publisher: Juta
  • Responsable Person: edited by Susannah Cowen.
  • Publication Date: 1997, 2000, 2004
  • Number of Editions: 3 editions
  • First edition Date: 2008
  • Last edition Date: 2008
  • Languages: English
  • Library of Congress Code: KTL120
  • ISBN: 9780702178955 0702178950
  • OCLC: 272565011

Main Contents

1. The challenge of democracy / introduction by Arthur Chaskalson. Foundations of freedom
Liberty, equality, fraternity
The relationship between the human person and civil society
The new South African Constitution and opportunities for environmental justice in a democratic South Africa. 2. Since the law makes the king: D.V. Cowen in the constitutional crisis (1951-1957) / introduction by Jeremy Gauntlett. Parliamentary sovereignty and the entrenched sections of the South Africa Act. 3. Principles of statutory interpretation / introduction by Pius Langa. Prolegomenon to a restatement of the principles of statutory interpretation. 4. Jurisprudence / introduction by Dennis Davis. An agenda for jurisprudence
Vested and contingent rights. 5. Freedom of thought and its expression / introduction by Albie Sachs. Freedom of thought and its expression in South Africa. 6. Academic freedom in our time / introduction by Edwin Cameron. Academic freedom in our time: the rights and responsibilities of students in a modern university. 7. The principles and practice of environmental law / introduction by Jan Glazewski. Towards distinctive principles of South African environmental law: some jurisprudential perspectives and a role for legislation : extract from D.V. Cowen's review of P. Henderson's Environmental laws of South Africa
Extract from 'The roles of law, ethics and education in environmental conservation'
Armaments testing and the environment: taking a serious problem seriously. 8. Land ownership / introduction by Carole Lewis. New patterns of land ownership: the transformation concept of ownership as Plena in re Potestas. 9. The control of monopoly / introduction by David Unterhalter. A survey of the law relating to the control of monopoly in South Africa. 10. Negotiable instruments / introduction by Charl Hugo. What is writing?
Benjamin Geva: tribute to Cowen's work on negotiable instruments: a Canadian's perspective. 11. Fleece on the hedges / introduced and compiled by Susannah Cowen.

Summary Note

This title presents readers with other facets of Denis Cowen life's work. His seminal essays and articles helped define areas of law such as environmental law and the law of competition. His work on law of property and statutory interpretation has also proved to be ahead of its time.

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