Social Science and Diffusion of Law

38 Pages Posted: 21 May 2005


The purpose of this paper is to point out a remarkable gap between the social science literature on diffusion and the legal literature on reception and transplantation and to explore the implications of this gap for research on diffusion of law.

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Twining, William Lawrence, Social Science and Diffusion of Law. Journal of Law and Society, Vol. 32, No. 2, pp. 203-240, June 2005. Available at SSRN:

William Lawrence Twining (Contact Author)

University College London - Faculty of Laws ( email )

Gower St
London WC1E OEG, WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom

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