Rethinking Methods in European Private Law
PRACTICE AND THEORY IN COMPARATIVE LAW, Maurice Adams & Jacco Bomhoff, eds., pp. 170-185, Cambridge 2012
16 Pages Posted: 26 Jul 2012 Last revised: 29 Oct 2012
Date Written: July 26, 2012
It is well known that there is a gap between comparative law theory and the way in which comparative lawyers actually compare. This contribution was written for a book that attempts to bridge the gap between theory and practice in comparative legal studies. It offers a search for the methodological underpinnings of the author’s work in the field of European private law by looking at three research lines: work on uniformity and diversity in law, on how law develops over time and on the changing role of legal institutions in a post-national society.
Keywords: Methodology, European private law
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