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    Argonauts of the Eastern Mediterranean: Legal Transplants and Signaling.Assaf Likhovski - 2009 - Theoretical Inquiries in Law 10 (2):619-651.
    This Article tells the story of two legal cooperation projects established by the Israeli Ministry of Justice in the 1950s and 1960s. The Article argues that the history of these projects can suggest a new way of understanding the process of legal transplantation. Much of the literature on legal transplants focuses on the legal norms transplanted. This Article seeks to shift the focus of the debate from a discussion of the legal norms transplanted to a discussion of the social acts (...)
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    Czernowitz, Lincoln, Jerusalem, and the Comparative History of American Jurisprudence.Assaf Likhovski - 2003 - Theoretical Inquiries in Law 4 (2).
    Recent histories of American jurisprudence tend to ignore the fact that ideas that appeared in the United States often appeared simultaneously in Europe. Even those works that do not ignore the European context are content with tracing the influence or reception of European thought in America. This article suggests that another possible approach is to compare jurisprudential developments in the United States, Europe, and other places in order to reach more general, sociology-of-knowledge-like insights into the reasons why certain ideas appear (...)
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    Is Tax Law Culturally Specific? Lessons From the History of Income Tax Law in Mandatory Palestine.Assaf Likhovski - 2010 - Theoretical Inquiries in Law 11 (2):725-763.
    Tax law is a technical area of law which does not seem to be culturally specific. It is thus seen as easily transferable between different societies and cultures. However, tax law is also based on definitions and notions which are not universal. So, is tax law universal or particular? Is it indeed easily transferable between different societies? And in what ways does tax law reflect ethnic or cultural rather than economic differences? This Article seeks to answer these questions by analyzing (...)
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