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comparative analysis of the French and American judicial systems and the cultural effects of judicial decisions

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2008
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The histories of France and the United States of America are often compared alongside the judicial systems of each country. While the histories of the countries, starting with the French and American revolutions, have similarities, the judicial systems themselves are based on different schools of thought. The French method of judicial decision making is based on the Napoleonic code whereas the American method is based on that of common law. In available literature regarding comparisons of France and the United States, it is an assumption that, if the American and French judicial systems are based on different legal theories, the cultural effects of those systems must also be different. Contrary to these expectations, however, my analysis of court cases focusing on labor unions' right to strike demonstrates that there are similarities in judicial decisions' effects on society.
Title: A comparative analysis of the French and American judicial systems and the cultural effects of judicial decisions.
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Name(s): Avari, Cynthia.
Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Thesis
Issuance: multipart monograph
Date Issued: 2008
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Physical Form: electronic
electronic resource
Extent: v, 42 leaves.
Language(s): English
Summary: The histories of France and the United States of America are often compared alongside the judicial systems of each country. While the histories of the countries, starting with the French and American revolutions, have similarities, the judicial systems themselves are based on different schools of thought. The French method of judicial decision making is based on the Napoleonic code whereas the American method is based on that of common law. In available literature regarding comparisons of France and the United States, it is an assumption that, if the American and French judicial systems are based on different legal theories, the cultural effects of those systems must also be different. Contrary to these expectations, however, my analysis of court cases focusing on labor unions' right to strike demonstrates that there are similarities in judicial decisions' effects on society.
Identifier: 301710948 (oclc), 77655 (digitool), FADT77655 (IID), fau:1475 (fedora)
Note(s): by Cynthia Avari.
Thesis (B.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, Honors College, 2008.
Bibliography: leaves 40-42.
Electronic reproduction. Boca Raton, Fla., 2008. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject(s): Justice, Administration of -- United States
Justice, Administration of -- France
Constitutional law -- France -- Philosophy
Constitutional law -- United States -- Philosophy
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