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Title: Economic aspects of company law control 1908-1948.
Author: Vandyk, Neville D.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3542 6173
Awarding Body: London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London)
Current Institution: London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London)
Date of Award: 1950
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A democratic country's laws are usually the outcome of economic and social factors which have led to certain methods of behaviour being approved by society. The law often lags a long way behind current enlightened opinion, partly because of the laborious procedure necessary before amendments can be made, and through lack of time of the legislature; and partly because of ignorance and conservatism on the part of a proportion or the governed to whose opinions the elected representatives must bow, - in other words, the factor of political expediency. Lack of public agitation against certain generally disliked measures, and hence the absence of interest in them by any political party, explains the lingering on of such quaint laws as those concerned with betting, licensing and Sunday observance. The criminal law is designed not only to punish offenders and prevent crime, but to stop aggrieved persons or their relatives seeking revenge. The laws of inheritance provide that the property of an intestate Shall pass to his next of kin - which is considered right and proper by most people in this country, although an ardent Communist would doubtless feel that the State should be the sole inheritor. Thus it is that behind each Act of Parliament, and every amendment thereto, lie many interesting causes some of which may have become obscured in the course of time.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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