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Comparative Legal Studies: Traditions and Transitions

Edited by: Pierre Legrand, Roderick Munday

ISBN13: 9780521272407
Published: June 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback 2004)
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The 14 essays that make up this 2003 volume are written by leading international scholars to provide an authoritative survey of the 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, explore the directions that the subject is likely to take in the future. No previous work had 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.

Comparative Law
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

14. Beyond compare Lawrence Rosen