9780511863301 (ebook) 9781107010857 (hardback) 9781107416888 (paperback)
What does doing comparative law involve? Too often, explicit methodological discussions in comparative law remain limited to the level of pure theory, neglecting to test out critiques and recommendations on concrete issues. This book bridges this gap between theory and practice in comparative legal studies. Essays by both established and younger comparative lawyers reflect on the methodological challenges arising in their own work and in work in their area. Taken together, they offer clear recommendations for, and critical reflection on, a wide range of innovative comparative research projects.
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Comparing law : practice and theory / Maurice Adams and Jacco Bomhoff Reflections on comparative law methodology : getting inside contract law / Catherine Valcke Reasoning with previous decisions / Jan Komárek Comparing legal argument / Jacco Bomhoff In search of system neutrality : methodological issues in the drafting of European contract law rules / Gerhard Dannemann Comparative law and global regulatory convergence : the example of competition law / David J. Gerber Reflections on comparative method in European constitutional law / Monica Claes and Maartje de Visser Rethinking methods in European private law / Jan M. Smits Transnational comparisons : theory and practice of comparative law as a critique of global governance / Peer Zumbansen Comparative constitutional compliance : notes towards a research agenda / Frederick Schauer Quantitative methods for comparative constitutional law / Anne Meuwese and Mila Versteeg Comparisons in private patrimonial law : towards a bottom-up approach using (cross-cultural) behavioural economics / Julie de Coninck Against "comparative method" : explaining similarities and differences / Maurice Adams and John Griffiths Comparative law as an act of modesty : a pragmatic and realistic approach to comparative legal scholarship / Koen Lemmens.