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The Landscape of the Law

Duration:
42 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 03 July 2012

The historian Niall Ferguson delivers a lecture at Gresham College in the heart of legal London, addressing the relationship between the nature of law and economic success. He examines the rule of law in comparative terms, asking how far the common law's claims to superiority over other systems are credible. Are we living through a time of creeping legal degeneration in the English-speaking world?

Producer: Jane Beresford.

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    Read the transcript of Niall Ferguson's third 2012 Reith Lecture, The Landscape of the Law, in which he asks if different systems of law are key to economic success.

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