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
Date Written: June 5, 2015
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
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