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The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Law (eBook)

Edited by: Mathias Reimann, Reinhard Zimmermann

ISBN13: 9780191018879
Published: February 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
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The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Law provides a wide-ranging and highly diverse survey as well as a critical assessment of comparative law at the beginning of the twenty-first century. It summarizes and evaluates a discipline that is time-honoured but not easily understood in all its dimensions. In the current era of globalization, this discipline is more relevant than ever, both on the academic and on the practical level.

The Handbook is divided into three main sections.:-

  • Section I surveys how comparative law has developed and where it stands today in various parts of the world. This includes not only traditional model jurisdictions, such as France, Germany, and the United States, but also other regions like Eastern Europe, East Asia, and Latin America.
  • Section II then discusses the major approaches to comparative law - its methods, goals, and its relationship with other fields, such as legal history, economics, and linguistics.
  • Section III deals with the status of comparative studies in over a dozen subject matter areas, including the major categories of private, economic, public, and criminal law.
The Handbook contains forty eight chapters which are written by experts from around the world. The aim of each chapter is to provide an accessible, original, and critical account of the current state of comparative law in its respective area which will help to shape the agenda in the years to come. Each chapter also includes a short bibliography referencing the definitive works in the field.

Subjects:
Comparative Law, eBooks
Contents:
Introduction: Comparative Law Before the Code Napoleon
I THE DEVELOPMENT OF COMPARATIVE LAW IN THE WORLD
1. Development of Comparative Law in France
2. Development of Comparative Law in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria
3. Development of Comparative Law in Italy
4. Development of Comparative Law in Great Britain
5. Development of Comparative Law in the United States
6. Development of Comparative Law in Eastern Europe
7. Development of Comparative Law in East Asia
8. Development of Comparative Law in Latin America
II APPROACHES TO COMPARATIVE LAW
9. Comparative Law Within the Field of Comparative Disciplines
10. The Functional Method of Comparative Law
11. Comparative Law: Study of Similarities or Differences?
12. Comparative Legal Families and Comparative Legal Traditions
13. Comparative Law as the Study of Transplants and Receptions
14. Comparative Law and the Study of Mixed Legal Systems
15. Comparative Law and its Influence on National Legal Systems
16. Comparative Law and the Europeanization of Private Law
17. Comparative Law and the Process of Globalization
18. Comparative Law and the Islamic Legal Culture
19. Comparative Law and African Customary Law
20. Comparative Law and Language
21. Comparative Law and Legal Culture
22. Comparative Law and Religion
23. Comparative Law and Legal History
24. Comparative Law and Socio-Legal Studies
25. Comparative Law and Critical Legal Studies
26. Comparative Law and Economic Analysis of Law
III SUBJECT AREAS
27. Sources of Law and Legal Method in Comparative Law
28. Comparative Contract Law
29. Comparative Sales Law
30. Unjustified Enrichment in Comparative Perspective
31. Comparative Tort Law
32. Comparative Property Law
33. Comparative Succession Law
34. Comparative Family Law
35. Comparative Labour Law
36. Comparative Company Law
37. Comparative Antitrust Law
38. Comparative Constitutional Law
39. Comparative Administrative Law
40. Comparative Criminal Law
41. Comparative Civil Procedure
42. Comparative Law and Private International Law

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