This innovative, refreshing, and reader-friendly book enables students to familiarize themselves with the challenges and controversies found in comparative law. Comparative Law fills that gap in teaching at undergraduate level. For postgraduates, it will be a starting point for further reading and discussion. Among the topics covered are: globalization, legal culture, comparative law and diversity, economic approaches, competition between legal systems, legal families and mixed systems, comparative law beyond Europe, convergence and a new ius commune, comparative commercial law, comparative family law, the 'common core' and the 'better law' approaches, comparative administrative law, comparative studies in constitutional contexts, comparative law for international criminal justice, judicial comparativism in human rights, comparative law in law reform, comparative law in courts, and a comparative law research project. Each chapter begins with a description of key concepts and includes questions for discussion and reading lists to aid further study.
Publication Date: 9/30/2007