How Should the Legal Systems of Eastern Europe Be Classified Today?

A. Badó–D.W. Belling-J. Bóka–P. Mezei (eds.): International Conference for the 10th Anniversary of the Institute of Comparative Law, 2014, Lectiones Iuridicae 11, Universitätsverlag, Potsdam, p. 197-223

27 Pages Posted: 8 Jun 2015

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Katalin Kelemen

Örebro University

Balazs Fekete

Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS)

Date Written: June 5, 2015

Abstract

The classification of Eastern European legal systems has always been a challenge for comparatists. The rise and demise of socialism in the region complicated the picture even more. The recent developments have revealed what had already been suspected by several scholars: the traditional conceptual framework of legal families is in a profound crisis. How should legal systems of Eastern Europe be classified today, after the collapse of the socialist regimes? We try to answer this question in our article.

Keywords: Comparative law, Classification of legal systems, Eastern Europe

JEL Classification: K19, K39

Suggested Citation

Kelemen, Katalin and Fekete, Balazs, How Should the Legal Systems of Eastern Europe Be Classified Today? (June 5, 2015). A. Badó–D.W. Belling-J. Bóka–P. Mezei (eds.): International Conference for the 10th Anniversary of the Institute of Comparative Law, 2014, Lectiones Iuridicae 11, Universitätsverlag, Potsdam, p. 197-223, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2614944

Katalin Kelemen (Contact Author)

Örebro University ( email )

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Örebro, 70210
Sweden

Balazs Fekete

Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS) ( email )

Budapest
Hungary

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