Public Law, Private Law and National Identity

Research output: Working paper


Analysis of law as a badge of national identity, with particular reference to the example of Scots law, where private law and criminal law are more commonly invoked in this context than public law. The paper takes a historical approach to its subject and concludes by discussing whether private law is fundamentally a-national or not.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of Edinburgh, School of Law, Working Papers
Number of pages49
Publication statusPublished - 24 Apr 2014

Publication series

NameEdinburgh Law School Working Papers Series


  • Law
  • Scots law
  • Public law
  • Private law
  • Criminal law
  • National identity


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