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Author Kischel, Uwe, author.

Title Comparative law / by Uwe Kischel, Dr. jur., LL.M. (Yale), attorney-at-law (New York), Mercator Professor of Public Law, European Law, and Comparative Law at the University of Greifswald, Germany ; translated by Andrew Hammel, B.A. (University of Texas at Austin), J.D. (University of Houston Law Center), LL.M. (Harvard), former assistant professor (Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf).

Published Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Law  KB 100 KISC    DUE 28-11-19
Uniform title Rechtsvergleichung. English
Edition First edition.
Physical description xxviii, 928 pages ; 26 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part I. General Aspects of Comparative Law -- 1. Introduction: What Is Comparative Law? -- 2. Aims of Comparative Law -- 3. The Comparative Method -- 4. Legal Families, Legal Culture, and Context -- Part II. The Contexts of Legal Systems -- 5. The Context of Common Law -- 6. The Basic Context of Civil Law -- 7. Variety of the Civil Law Context -- 8. The Context of African Law -- 9. Contexts in Asia -- 10. The Context of Islamic Law -- 11. Contexts of Transnational Law.
Summary "Uwe Kischel's comprehensive treatise on comparative law offers a critical introduction to the central tenets of comparative legal scholarship. The first part of the book is dedicated to general aspects of comparative law. The controversial question of methods, in particular, is addressed by explaining and discussing different approaches, and by developing a contextual approach that seeks to engage with real-world issues and takes a practical perspective on contemporary comparative legal scholarship. The second part of the book offers a detailed treatment of the major legal contexts across the globe, including common law, civil law systems (based on Germany and France, and extended to Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, and Latin America, among others), the African context (with an emphasis on customary law), different contexts in Asia, Islamic law and law in Islamic countries (plus a brief treatment of Jewish law and canon law), and transnational contexts (public international law, European Union law, and lex mercatoria). The book offers a coherent treatment of global legal systems that aims not only to describe their varying norms and legal institutions but to propose a better way of seeking to understand how the overall context of legal systems influences legal thinking and legal practice."--Book jacket.
Language notes Translated from the German.
Other author Hammel, Andrew, 1968- translator.
Subject Comparative law.
Law -- Methodology.
Law -- Philosophy.
ISBN 9780198791355