Understanding Dutch Law

Understanding Dutch Law
  • Editorial board: Sanne Taekema, Annie de Roo, and Carinne Elion-Valter
  • ISBN Book: 978-94-6236-014-3, #3 edition
  • Year of publication: 2020
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Each legal system has its peculiarities and the Dutch legal system is no exception. To understand a legal system profoundly, it is not enough to study its legal rules in isolation. In this book, the Dutch legal system is explained in relation to its values and cultural background. The basics of the main areas of law, constitutional, administrative, criminal and private law, are discussed in a clear and accessible manner. In addition, specific topics are introduced in which the connection between Dutch law and its culture and values are investigated in detail: legislation, family and labour law. The background of Dutch law is given depth with an introduction to the system as a whole, to legal history, and the court system. Throughout the book, the European context of the Dutch legal system is taken into consideration. The book can be used as an introduction to Dutch law for foreign students and others who are interested in the legal system of the Netherlands. Knowledge of law is useful but not a prerequisite for Understanding Dutch Law.

Information about the author(s)

The authors have ample experience in lecturing Dutch law, to both Dutch and foreign student audiences. The editors Sanne Taekema, Annie de Roo and Carinne Elion-Valter are respectively Professor, Associate Professor and Assistant Professor at Erasmus School of Law in Rotterdam.

Product specifications

Editorial board Sanne Taekema, Annie de Roo, and Carinne Elion-Valter
ISBN Book 978-94-6236-014-3,#3 edition
Publication date 18 augustus 2020
Number of pages 298 Pages
Suitable for Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (WO), Hoger Beroepsonderwijs (HBO)
Series Boom Juridische studieboeken
Brand Eleven International Publishing
Subject(s) Law (general), Algemeen
Language English

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