chapter  16
20 Pages

Legal Culture and Legal Transplants

ByMark Van Hoecke

Identifying the vital building blocks of that legal culture will, of course, be important for solving the problem of the rejection of foreign law in that specific context. In this chapter, the aim is limited to showing the importance of legal culture in blocking or (drastically) re-interpreting the foreign legal element, which is not (fully) accepted by the receiving legal system or society. Also, some suggestions for the operationalization of the concepts of ‘legal transplant’ and ‘legal culture’, and their mutual relationship will be added.