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Interdisciplinary Study and Comparative Law

Edited by: Nicholas HD Foster, Maria Federica Moscati, Michael Palmer

ISBN13: 9780854902101
Published: September 2016
Publisher: Wildy, Simmonds and Hill Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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This book, which is dedicated to the memory of distinguished scholar Professor Simon Roberts, is a collection of essays exploring themes and issues in the relationship between comparative legal studies and other disciplines in the social sciences and humanities.

Law does not exist in a vacuum, and an appreciation of the social, cultural and other factors affecting it may often be helpful for a sounder understanding of its nature and significance, especially when law is considered in a broader, comparative, context. Insights drawn from other disciplines may therefore be especially appropriate for comparative legal studies, but the use of those insights raises various questions, such as the manner in which other disciplines—given their own distinctive concerns and modes of analysis—characterise the nature and significance of law and legal institutions.

Interdisciplinary study also encourages us to ask how cognate disciplines and their arguments are seen, used and maltreated in comparative legal studies, as well as the pitfalls which await scholars from other disciplines who venture into law.

The essays in this collection offer a unique contribution to these and other aspects of the use of interdisciplinarity in comparative law.

The contributors cover a broad range of disciplines and topics. Nicholas Foster, Maria Federica Moscati and Michael Palmer offer some general observations; Eric Heinze examines basic theoretical problems of comparative law by analogy to a comparative literary model; Jaakko Husa considers the nature and problems of ‘Interdisciplinary Comparative Law’; Dionysia Katelouzou explores the value of quantitative methods drawn from the fields of economics and finance; Karen McAuliffe examines issues of law, language and translation

Fernanda Pirie considers the significance of historical studies for anthropological understandings of non-state law; Marian Roberts examines the influences of interdisciplinarity on the development and practice of UK family mediation; Mathias Siems speaks to the use in comparative legal studies of insights drawn from other comparative disciplines; Florian Wagner-von Papp explores issues in the relationship between comparative law and economics, while Gary Watt contrasts economics-based interdisciplinarity to the humanities


Simon Roberts draws on anthropological approaches to negotiation for understanding civil justice issues; and Sir Ross Cranston reflects on the value of an important area of Simon Roberts’ interdisciplinary work.

Comparative Law, Wildy, Simmonds and Hill
The Literary Model in Comparative Law: Shakespeare, Corneille, Racine;
Interdisciplinary Comparative Law - Between Scylla and Charybdis?;
A Leximetric Approach to Comparative Corporate Governance:The Case of Hedge Fund Activism
Translating Ambiguity;
Comparison in the Anthropology and History of Law
A View from the Coal Face: Interdisciplinary Influences on Family Mediation in the United Kingdom;
‘Listing Concentrates the Mind’: the English Civil Court as an Arena for Structured Negotiation;
Review of Simon Roberts’ Last Book: A Court in the City. Civil and Commercial Litigation at the Beginning of the 21st Century;
Bringing in Foreign Ideas: The Quest for ‘Better Law’ in Implicity Comparative Law;
Comparative Law & Economics and the ‘Egg-Laying Wool-Milk Sow’;
The Poverty of Economics and theHope for Humanities in Comparative Law

Series: JCL Studies in Comparative Law

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Comparative Legal Reasoning: Essays in Honour of Geoffrey Samuel
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Chinese Conflicts of Law: A Restatement and Legisprudence Proposal ISBN 9780854902477
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Turkey and the International Law of the Sea ISBN 9780854902392
Published November 2017
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Reflections on the Supreme Court of Ghana ISBN 9780854901562
Published June 2015
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The Interaction of Legal Systems: Post-Soviet Approaches ISBN 9780854901616
Published April 2015
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Natural Law and Comparative Law ISBN 9780854901548
Published January 2015
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The Legal Regime of Chinese Overseas Investment ISBN 9780854901531
Published December 2014
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The 1980 Hague Abduction Convention: Comparative Aspects
Edited by: Robert Rains
ISBN 9780854901517
Published November 2014
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Teaching Legal History: Comparative Perspectives ISBN 9780854901456
Published May 2014
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Pasolini's Italian Premonitions: Same-Sex Unions and the Law in Comparative Perspective ISBN 9780854901357
Published May 2014
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A Court in the City: Civil and Commercial Litigation in London at the Beginning of the 21st Century ISBN 9780854901319
Published October 2013
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Using Legal Culture
Edited by: David Nelken
ISBN 9780854901180
Published September 2012
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Global Wrongs and Private Law Remedies and Procedures ISBN 9780854900916
Published September 2011
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Foundations of Comparative Law: Methods and Typologies ISBN 9780854900923
Published April 2011
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Mixed Legal Systems at New Frontiers
Edited by: Esin Orucu
ISBN 9780854900701
Published May 2010
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Building the Civilization of Arbitration ISBN 9780854900688
Published April 2010
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Constitutional Courts: A Comparative Study ISBN 9780854900633
Published November 2009
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