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Comparative Legal Studies: Traditions and Transitions

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ISBN13: 9780521818117
ISBN: 0521818117
Published: February 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Hardback
Price: £93.00
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The 14 essays that make up this volume are written by leading international scholars to provide an authoritative survey of the current state of comparative legal studies. Representing such varied disciplines as the law, political science, sociology, history and anthropology, the contributors review the intellectual traditions that have evolved within the discipline of comparative legal studies, explore the strengths and failings of the various methodologies that comparatists adopt and, significantly, at the dawn of a new century explore the directions that the subject is likely to take in the future. No previous work has examined so comprehensively the philosophical and methodological foundations of comparative law. This is quite simply a book with which anyone embarking on comparative legal studies will have to engage.

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1. Introduction: accounting for an encounter Roderick Munday
Part I. Comparative Legal Studies and its Legacies: 2. The universalist heritage James Gordley; 3. The colonialist heritage Upendra Baxi; 4. The nationalist heritage H. Patrick Glenn; 5. The functionalist heritage Michele Graziadei
Part II. Comparative Legal Studies and its Boundaries: 6. Comparatists and sociology Roger Cotterrell; 7. Comparatists and languages Bernhard Grosfeld
Part III. Comparative Legal Studies and its Theories: 8. The question of understanding Mitchel Lasser; 9. The same and the different Pierre Legrand; 10. The neo-romantic turn James Whitman; 11. The methods and the politics David Kennedy
Part IV. Comparative Legal Studies and its Futures: 12. Comparatists and transferability David Nelken; 13. Comparatists and extraordinary places Esin Orucu; Conclusion; 14. Beyond compare Lawrence Rosen; Index.