Applying principles of biological evolution to legal development: an exploration

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/594468
Title:
Applying principles of biological evolution to legal development: an exploration
Authors:
Lewis, Rhidian; Mortimer, Thomas Richard
Abstract:
The application of the biological principle of evolution has found a number of contemporary applications within the analysis of business activities. The application of these scientific principles is considered appropriate in a further application within the development of legal principles particularly in the context of the ongoing development of the European Union as a significant business environment. It is proposed within this paper that direct parallels may be drawn between the evolutionary principle of biological speciation and the emergence of legal principles within separate national boundaries. Contemporary principles of biological evolution are also considered in respect of the development of primary legislation which act on the development of law in a punctuated manner. These principles are examined in respect of the continued debates surrounding company law within the European Union, in particular the persistence of national legislation dealing with corporate mobility. In examining the appropriateness of applying biological evolution to the development of EU company law consideration is given to the development and functioning of the Societas Europaea (European Company) in respect of its legal environment.
Affiliation:
Anglia Ruskin University
Citation:
Lewis, R., Mortimer, T.R. (2012) 'Applying principles of biological evolution to legal development: an exploration'. International Journal of Business, Humanities and Technology 2 (1) 18-31
Publisher:
Center for Promoting Ideas
Journal:
International Journal of Business, Humanities and Technology
Issue Date:
2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/594468
Additional Links:
http://www.ijbhtnet.com/journal/index/89
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
2162-1357; 2162-1381
Appears in Collections:
Centre for Research in Law (CRiL)

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorLewis, Rhidianen
dc.contributor.authorMortimer, Thomas Richarden
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-21T11:28:02Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-21T11:28:02Zen
dc.date.issued2012en
dc.identifier.citationLewis, R., Mortimer, T.R. (2012) 'Applying principles of biological evolution to legal development: an exploration'. International Journal of Business, Humanities and Technology 2 (1) 18-31en
dc.identifier.issn2162-1357en
dc.identifier.issn2162-1381en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/594468en
dc.description.abstractThe application of the biological principle of evolution has found a number of contemporary applications within the analysis of business activities. The application of these scientific principles is considered appropriate in a further application within the development of legal principles particularly in the context of the ongoing development of the European Union as a significant business environment. It is proposed within this paper that direct parallels may be drawn between the evolutionary principle of biological speciation and the emergence of legal principles within separate national boundaries. Contemporary principles of biological evolution are also considered in respect of the development of primary legislation which act on the development of law in a punctuated manner. These principles are examined in respect of the continued debates surrounding company law within the European Union, in particular the persistence of national legislation dealing with corporate mobility. In examining the appropriateness of applying biological evolution to the development of EU company law consideration is given to the development and functioning of the Societas Europaea (European Company) in respect of its legal environment.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCenter for Promoting Ideasen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ijbhtnet.com/journal/index/89en
dc.subjectevolutionen
dc.subjectspeciationen
dc.subjectpunctuated equilibriumen
dc.subjecttreatiesen
dc.subjectSocietas Europaeaen
dc.subjectenvironmenten
dc.titleApplying principles of biological evolution to legal development: an explorationen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentAnglia Ruskin Universityen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Business, Humanities and Technologyen
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