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The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Law

Edited by Mathias Reimann and Reinhard Zimmermann

Volume 1, issue Published in print November 2006 | ISBN: 9780199296064
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199296064.001.0001

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Law

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Law

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The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Law provides a wide-ranging and highly diverse survey as well as a critical assessment of comparative law at the beginning of the twenty-first century. It summarizes and evaluates a discipline that is time-honoured but not easily understood in all its dimensions. The book contains forty-three articles. The aim of each article is to provide an accessible, original, and critical account of comparative law in its respective area. Each article also includes a short bibliography referencing the definitive works in the field. The book is divided into three main sections. Section I surveys how comparative law has developed and where it stands today in various parts of the world. This includes not only traditional model jurisdictions, such as France, Germany, and the United States, but also other regions like Eastern Europe, East Asia, and Latin America. Section II discusses the major approaches to comparative law — its methods, goals, and its relationship with other fields, such as legal history, economics, and linguistics. Finally, Section III deals with the status of comparative studies in over a dozen subject matter areas, including the major categories of private, economic, public, and criminal law.

Keywords: traditional jurisdictions; United States; Eastern Europe; East Asia; Latin America; legal history; linguistics; private law; economic law; criminal law

Book.  1,456 pages. 

Subjects: Law

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