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Comparative Law and Legal Traditions: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives


ISBN13: 9783030282806
Published: December 2019
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Country of Publication: Switzerland
Format: Hardback
Price: £89.99



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The primary aim of this book is to provide clear and reliable information on a number of central topics in comparative law. At a time when global society is increasingly mobile and legal life is internationalized, the role of comparative law is gaining importance. While the growing interest in this field may well be attributed to the dramatic increase in international legal transactions, this empirical parameter is only part of the explanation. The other part, and (at least) equally important, has to do with the expectation of gaining a deeper understanding of law as a social phenomenon and a fresh insight into the current state and future direction of one's own legal system. In response to the internationalization of legal practice and theory, law schools around the world have expanded their comparative law programs. Within the legal subjects that form the core of the curriculum there is a greater interest in comparative legal analysis, as well as greater attention to how global developments and international actors and institutions affect domestic law.

Transnational legal education based on comparative reasoning is intended to help shape a new generation of lawyers, public servants and other professionals who recognize and respect cultural diversity in an interconnected world. The central topics discussed in this book include: the nature and scope of comparative legal inquiries; the relationship of comparative law to other fields of legal study; the aims and uses of comparative law; the origins and historical development of comparative law; and the evolution and defining features of some of the world's predominant legal traditions. It also deals with selected theoretical aspects, such as the problem of comparability of legal events; the classification of legal systems into families of law; and the topics of legal transplants, harmonization and convergence of laws.

Chiefly intended for students, the book also discusses a number of fundamental issues concerning the development of comparative law, and devotes certain sections to reviewing the salient features of the relevant literature on definitional, terminological, methodological and historical issues.

Subjects:
Comparative Law
Contents:
Introducing Comparative Law
Assesing the Potential of Comparative Law in Expanding Legal Froniers
Tracing the Early Origins of Comparative Law
The Rise of Modern Comparative Law
Some Methodological Issues in Comparative Law
Legal Traditions, Legal Cultures and Families of Law
Comparative Law, Legal Transplants and Legal Change
Roman Law, Medieval Legal Science and the Rise of the Civil Law Tradition
The Development and Function of Equity in the English Common Law Tradition
African Legal Traditions (Matteo Nicolini)
Bibliography
Index