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Introduction – The Changing State of Society and of the Law
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1. Society in flux. – This chapter is being written in the 1970’s, that is, at a time when society is in flux. In a sense society, certainly the society of the Occident, has rarely if ever been static. Some change, we may say, has been taking place all the time. But the rate of the change has for the most part been slow. In our days it is rapid and it is shaking the bases of society, the roles of the sexes, the age groups, and the struct…

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Max Rheinstein and Mary Ann Glendon, “Introduction – The Changing State of Society and of the Law”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 18 January 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-4021_IECO_COM_040401>
First published online: 2018



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