An Introduction to Comparative Law


Author: Konrad Zweigert,Hein Kötz
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198268598
Category: Law
Page: 714
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Now in its third edition, this title is completely updated with all recent developments incorporated in both new chapters and the existing ones.

An Introduction to Comparative Law

The Framework
Author: Konrad E. Zweigert,Hein Kötz
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 752
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An Introduction to Comparative Lawfirst appeared in two volumes in 1987. Volume I discussed the nature of comparative law and then concentrated on a survey of the main features of the major groupings of the world's legal systems. Volume II focused on contract, tort, and unjust enrichment as major departments of private law. Now published for the first time in paperback, the two volumes have been combined into one to provide a comprehensive guide to the relationship between the world's legal systems.

An Introduction to Comparative Law Theory and Method


Author: Geoffrey Samuel
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1849467552
Category: Law
Page: 232
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This short book on comparative law theory and method is designed primarily for postgraduate research students whose work involves comparison between legal systems. It is, accordingly, a book on research methods, although it will also be of relevance to all students (undergraduate and postgraduate) taking courses in comparative law and to academics entering the field of comparison. The substance of the book has been developed over many years of teaching general theory of comparative law, primarily on the European Academy of Legal Theory programme in Brussels but also on other programmes in French, Belgian and English universities. It is arguable that there has been to date no single introductory work exclusively devoted to comparative law methodology and thus this present book aims to fill this gap.

Comparative Law

An Introduction to the Comparative Method of Legal Study & Research
Author: Harold Cooke Gutteridge
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: N.A
Category: Comparative law
Page: 208
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A New Introduction to Comparative Law


Author: Jaakko Husa
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1849469520
Category: Law
Page: 272
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This thought-provoking introduction to the study of comparative law provides in-depth analyses of all major comparative methodologies and theories and serves as a common sense guide to the study of foreign legal systems. It is written in a lively and accessible style and will prove indispensable reading to students of the subject. It also contains much that will be of interest to comparative law scholars, offering novel insights into commonplace methodological and theoretical questions and making a significant contribution to the field.

Introduction to Comparative Law: The institutions of private law


Author: Konrad Zweigert,Hein Kötz
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 416
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The second edition of this highly acclaimed text, first published in English in 1977, is an invaluable introduction to comparative law. The authors cover all angles of the subject from the general concept, functions, and history of comparative law to more sophisticated aspects of contract and tort law.

Concise Introduction to Comparative Law


Author: Michael Bogdan
Publisher: Europa Law Pub Netherlands
ISBN: 9789089521255
Category: Law
Page: 202
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In today's globalized world, jurists cannot limit themselves to studying the laws of their own country. This book is mainly intended to be used as a textbook for beginners taking introductory courses on foreign and comparative law. Its concise format makes it fit for use also in other courses, such as legal history or jurisprudence, having the ambition to provide the students with a basic knowledge about English, American, French, German, Chinese and Islamic law and legal culture, as well as about the methodological problems that arise in connection with studying, comparing and working with foreign legal systems in general. The book will hopefully also be useful as a spring-board towards more profound studies by students and others seeking more advanced knowledge. Michael Bogdan is Professor of Comparative and Private International Law at the University of Lund, Sweden.

Comparative Law


Author: H. C. Gutteridge
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107594723
Category: Law
Page: 226
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First published in 1946, this book formed part of the Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law series. The text was written with three key aims: to explain the origin and meaning of comparative law; to describe the purposes for which the comparative method of legal study can be utilised; and to estimate the value of comparative law as an instrument for the growth and development of the law. Tables of cases and statutes are included. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in comparative law and legal history.

An Introduction to the Comparative Study of Private Law

Readings, Cases, Materials
Author: James Gordley,Arthur Taylor von Mehren
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316101886
Category: Law
Page: N.A
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This collection of readings sets out the two fundamental distinctions between common and civil law, namely that the former originated in the English courts, the latter in the Roman legal tradition, and that the common law is based on judicial decisions whereas codes form the basis of modern civil law. The core of the book consists of cases, statutes and code provisions shaping the doctrines central to the law of property, tort, contract and unjust enrichment in the United States, England, France and Germany. These materials provide a road map of the law of each, allowing the reader to consider how doctrines differ, how these differences emerged and whether the underlying problems and solutions are common to all. They also allow for comparison to be made between the approaches of common and civil law and to consider the extent to which they depend on the origin and nature of the law.

Major Legal Systems in the World Today

An Introduction to the Comparative Study of Law
Author: René David,John E. C. Brierley
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0029076102
Category: Law
Page: 584
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A significant introduction to the study of comparative law and a notable scholarly work, "Major Legal Systems in the World Today" analyzes the general characteristics which lie behind the development of the four principal legal systems of the world: the Civil law, the Common law, the Socialist law (primarily Soviet), and those based on religious or philosophical principles (Muslim, Hindu, Chinese, Japanese, and African). Providing unique insights into the spirt of each "legal family, " the book presents a total view of the historical foundation and the sources and structure of the law in each system.

An Introduction to Comparative Legal Models of Criminal Justice


Author: Gillyanne Kayes,Dilip K. Das
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498746276
Category: Law
Page: 349
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Updated to reflect changes in the criminal justice systems in several countries, An Introduction to Comparative Legal Models of Criminal Justice, Second Edition explores and illustrates the idea that a countrys legal model determines the character of its police, corrections, and legal system. It focuses on how law shapes policing, including how it

An introduction to the legal system of the United States


Author: Edward Allan Farnsworth,Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law
Publisher: Oceana Pubns
ISBN: 9780379207200
Category: Law
Page: 172
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Briefly describes the development, fundamental structure, and operation of the American legal system

Constitutions Compared

An Introduction to Comparative Constitutional Law
Author: A. W. Heringa,Philipp Kiiver
Publisher: Intersentia Uitgevers N V
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 322
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This updated and expanded second edition of the successful Constitutions Compared handbook provides a user-friendly introduction to comparative constitutional law. The book covers the constitutional systems of the US, the UK, Germany, France, and the Netherlands. It is a helpful guide for students who are exploring comparative constitutional law, and it is a useful foundation for more advanced graduate-level courses. The book's comparative approach is thematic. For each area of constitutional law, a general introduction and a comparative overview is provided, which is then followed by more detailed country chapters on that specific area. The themes addressed are: origins and main features of constitutions * federalism, unitarism, and decentralization * parliaments and lawmaking * governments, their parliaments, and their heads of state * judicial review and human rights. In addition, the book discusses the constitutional impact of the EU, the system of human-rights protection under the European Convention on Human Rights, and the interaction between the EU, European human rights, and national constitutions. The book includes a table giving an overview of the systems discussed, a glossary, and an expanded selection of freshly translated, important provisions from national constitutions and international treaties.

Comparative Law and Anthropology


Author: James A.R. Nafziger
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1781955182
Category:
Page: 544
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The topical chapters in this cutting-edge collection at the intersection of comparative law and anthropology explore the mutually enriching insights and outlooks of the two fields. Comparative Law and Anthropology adopts a foundational approach to social and cultural issues and their resolution, rather than relying on unified paradigms of research or unified objects of study. Taken together, the contributions extend long-developing trends from legal anthropology to an anthropology of law and from externally imposed to internally generated interpretations of norms and processes of legal significance within particular cultures. The book's expansive conceptualization of comparative law encompasses not only its traditional geographical orientation, but also historical and jurisprudential dimensions. It is also noteworthy in blending the expertise of long-established, acclaimed scholars with new voices from a range of disciplines and backgrounds.

Introduction to Middle Eastern Law


Author: Chibli Mallat
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191021725
Category: History
Page: 504
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This book provides an introduction to the laws of the Middle East, defining the contours of a field of study that deserves to be called 'Middle Eastern law'. It introduces Middle Eastern law as a reflection of legal styles, many of which are shared by Islamic law and the laws of Christian and Jewish Near Eastern communities. It offers a detailed survey of the foundations of Middle Eastern Law, using court archives and an array of legal sources from the earliest records of Hammurabi to the massive compendia of law in the Islamic classical age through to the latest decisions of Middle Eastern high courts. It focuses on the way legislators and courts conceive of law and apply it in the Middle East. It builds on the author's extensive legal practice, with the aim of introducing the Middle Eastern law's main sources and concepts in a manner accessible to non-specialist legal scholars and practitioners alike. The book begins with an exploration of the depth and variety of Middle Eastern law, introducing the concepts of shari'a, fiqh, and qanun, (which all mean 'law'), and dwelling on Islamic law as the 'common law' of the Middle East. It provides a historical introduction to the contemporary Middle East, exploring political systems, constitutional law, judicial review, the laws of tort and obligations, commercial law (including Islamic banking, company law, capital markets, and commercial arbitration); and examines legislative reform in family law and the position of women in the legal system. The author considers the interaction between Islamic and Western laws and includes a bibliography designed for further research into the jurisdictions and themes explored throughout the book.

Methods of Comparative Law


Author: P. G. Monateri
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1781005117
Category: Law
Page: 325
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Comprising an array of distinguished contributors, this pioneering volume of original contributions explores theoretical and empirical issues in comparative law. The innovative, interpretive approach found here combines explorative scholarship and research with thoughtful, qualitative critiques of the field. The book promotes a deeper appreciation of classical theories and offers new ways to re-orient the study of legal transplants and transnational codes. Methods of Comparative Law brings to bear new thinking on topics including: the mutual relationship between space and law; the plot that structures legal narratives, identities and judicial interpretations; a strategic approach to legal decision making; and the inner potentialities of the 'comparative law and economics' approach to the field. Together, the contributors reassess the scientific understanding of comparative methodologies in the field of law in order to provide both critical insights into the traditional literature and an original overview of the most recent and purposive trends. A welcome addition to the lively field of comparative law, Methods of Comparative Law will appeal to students and scholars of law, comparative law and economics. Judges and practitioners will also find much of interest here.