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Comparative Law’s Coming of Age? Twenty Years after Critical Comparisons<sup>†</sup>

Peer C. Zumbansen

in Comparative Law as Transnational Law

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199795208
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199919307 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795208.003.0024
Comparative Law’s Coming of Age? Twenty Years after Critical Comparisons†

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This chapter reflects on the legacy of Günter Frankenberg's seminal critique of comparative law theory, “Critical Comparisons,” published in 1985, on the occasion of its twentieth anniversary. After a brief reconstruction of the article's main contentions, it is situated within a larger dialogue among comparativists and legal theorists, who are striving for a transnational legal science.

Keywords: Günter Frankenberg; comparative law theory; legal theory; transnational legal science

Chapter.  5217 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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