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Equity – law and idea
This free course, Equity – law and idea, gives you the opportunity to broaden your skills in and knowledge and understanding of legal principles. Beyond the confines of the Common Law of England and Wales Equity is rarely discussed or understood, but has long played a vital role in the social, economic, cultural and political life of the nation. As a principle of justice however, equity can be traced back millennia and found, for example, in many different forms of religious and political thought the world over. As law, Equity is important; as an idea, it is timeless.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- describe some basic features of the law of equity
- critically evaluate and describe tensions between legal and philosophical accounts of equity
- critically situate equity as both law and idea in contemporary socio-political and economic contexts.
First Published: 04/04/2017
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- Learning outcomes
- 1 A plurality of worlds
- 2 Equity at the dawn of modernity
- 3 The burden of justice, the burden of equity
- 4 Equity as a wealth generator: the background
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