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The Cambridge Companion to Comparative Law

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M. Bussani, U. Mattei, M. Reimann, Duncan Kennedy, N. Garoupa, T. Ginsburg, Lawrence Rosen, B. Pozzo, F. Werro, F. Bignami, G. Frankenberg, E. Grande, O. Chase, V. Varano, G. Bermann, T. Ruskola, A. J. Jacobson, J. D. Bleich, Khaled Abou El Fadl, R. Sacco, D. Lopez Medina, V. Palmer
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  • Date Published: October 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521895705

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  • We can only claim to understand another legal system when we know the context surrounding the positive law in which lawyers are trained. To avoid ethnocentricity and superficiality, we must go beyond judicial decisions, doctrinal writings and the black-letter law of codes and statutes and probe the 'deeper structures' where law meets cultural, political, socio-economic factors. It is only when we acquire such awareness and knowledge of the critical factors affecting both the backgrounds and implications of rules that it becomes possible to control the present and possibly future developments of the world's legal institutions. This collection of essays aims to provide the reader with a fundamental understanding of the dynamic relationship between the law and its cultural, political and socio-economic context.

    • Improves the readers' awareness of both the historical backgrounds and actual implications of comparative law methodology
    • Examines current and possible future developments of legal institutions and issues affecting legal life of private, business and public actors
    • Provides scholars and students with a reasonable size and user friendly reservoir of legal perspectives
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    • Date Published: October 2012
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521895705
    • length: 424 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 157 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.8kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Editors' preface. Diapositives v. movies: the inner dynamics of the law and its comparative account: a companion M. Bussani and U. Mattei
    Part I. Knowing Comparative Law:
    1. Comparative law and neighbouring disciplines M. Reimann
    2. Political ideology and comparative law Duncan Kennedy
    3. Economic analysis and comparative law N. Garoupa and T. Ginsburg
    4. Comparative law and anthropology Lawrence Rosen
    5. Comparative law and language B. Pozzo
    Part II. Comparative Law Fields:
    6. Comparative studies in private law (insights from a European point of view) F. Werro
    7. Comparative administrative law F. Bignami
    8. Comparative constitutional law G. Frankenberg
    9. Comparative criminal justice E. Grande
    10. Comparative civil justice O. Chase and V. Varano
    11. Comparative law and the international organizations G. Bermann
    Part III. Comparative Law in the Flux of Civilizations:
    12. The East-Asian legal tradition T. Ruskola
    13. The Jewish legal tradition A. J. Jacobson and J. D. Bleich
    14. The Islamic legal tradition Khaled Abou El Fadl
    15. The Sub-Saharan legal tradition R. Sacco
    16. The Latin American and Caribbean legal tradition (repositioning Latin America and the Caribbean in the contemporary maps of comparative law) D. Lopez Medina
    17. Mixed legal systems V. Palmer
    18. Democracy and the Western legal tradition M. Bussani.

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  • Editors

    Mauro Bussani, Università degli Studi di Trieste
    Mauro Bussani is Professor of Comparative Law at the University of Trieste and Scientific Director of the International Association of Legal Sciences (IALS). He is a prolific author and member of numerous prestigious international academic institutions. Alongside Professor Ugo Mattei, he is co-editor of the Common Core of European Private Law series.

    Ugo Mattei, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy
    Ugo Mattei is Professor of Civil Law at the University of Turin, Academic Coordinator of the International University College, Turin and also Alfred and Hanna Fromm Distinguished Professor of International and Comparative Law at University of California, Hastings College of Law. His work is highly interdisciplinary and has been published widely in books and journals.


    M. Bussani, U. Mattei, M. Reimann, Duncan Kennedy, N. Garoupa, T. Ginsburg, Lawrence Rosen, B. Pozzo, F. Werro, F. Bignami, G. Frankenberg, E. Grande, O. Chase, V. Varano, G. Bermann, T. Ruskola, A. J. Jacobson, J. D. Bleich, Khaled Abou El Fadl, R. Sacco, D. Lopez Medina, V. Palmer

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