Comparative Law and Legal Traditions

Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Authors: Mousourakis, George

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  • Covers key issues and concepts in the history, methodology and epistemology of comparative law in a clear and easy-to-follow way
  • Designed to be accessible yet rigorous, the book offers concise and lucid surveys of a wide range of issues associated with various subject areas 
  • Serves as an excellent and up-to-date resource for students of comparative law
  • Focuses on the historical perspective of comparative law
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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.


About the authors

Dr. George Mousourakis' research focuses mainly on the areas of Comparative and Transnational Law, Criminal Law, Legal Philosophy and Legal History (History of the Roman and Civil Law Tradition). He currently holds the position of Associate Professor at Ritsumeikan University.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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eBook 83,29 €
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Hardcover 103,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Comparative Law and Legal Traditions
Book Subtitle
Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-28281-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-28281-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-28280-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 318
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