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Classics in Comparative Law: An Introduction


Tom Ginsburg


University of Chicago Law School

P. G. Monateri


SciencesPo, Ecole de Droit; Law School, University of Torino (Italy); University of Turin, Faculty of Law

Francesco Parisi


University of Minnesota - Law School; University of Bologna

February 4, 2014

Tom Ginsburg, Pier Giuseppe Monateri and Francesco Parisi (eds.), Classics in Comparative Law (3 volumes), Edward Elgar (2014), Forthcoming
Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-09

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Legal scholars often criticize comparative law for being an overreaching discipline, lacking a coherent methodology and a well-defined domain. Nevertheless, there remains something exciting and potentially enlightening about comparative law. In these 3 volumes, we present a selection of 77 articles and essays that in our view illustrates the importance of comparative legal analysis. We survey, in a necessarily selective and incomplete way, the modern era of comparative law, beginning in the late 19th century. In this introduction, we summarize many of the themes in the collection, with special attention to three enduring questions in the field: how do law and legal systems develop? How do we understand variation? And why should we care?

Number of Pages in PDF File: 23

Keywords: legal families, comparative legal systems, legal evolution

JEL Classification: K00, K01

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Date posted: February 5, 2014 ; Last revised: March 18, 2014

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Ginsburg, Tom and Monateri , P. G. and Parisi, Francesco, Classics in Comparative Law: An Introduction (February 4, 2014). Tom Ginsburg, Pier Giuseppe Monateri and Francesco Parisi (eds.), Classics in Comparative Law (3 volumes), Edward Elgar (2014), Forthcoming; Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-09. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2390695

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Tom Ginsburg
University of Chicago Law School ( email )
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Pier Giuseppe Monateri
SciencesPo, Ecole de Droit ( email )
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Francesco Parisi (Contact Author)
University of Minnesota - Law School ( email )
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Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States
University of Bologna ( email )
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40126 Bologna, fc 47100
Italy
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