The Global Revival of Legisprudence: A Comparative View on Legislation in Legal Education and Research
Conceptions and Misconceptions of Legislation, A. Daniel Oliver-Lalana, ed, Springer’s Legisprudence Library, Forthcoming
25 Pages Posted: 29 May 2018 Last revised: 16 Jan 2019
Date Written: May 16, 2018
This essay explores the revival of legisprudence as the field within legal studies that is dedicated to researching and teaching about the theory and practice of legislation. While arguing that we are witnessing a global revival of legisprudence, the essay focuses on a cross-Atlantic comparison of the field in the Unites States and in Europe. It explores the parallels, and differences, in the development of legisprudence/legislation in the Unites States and in Europe. This exploration challenges the perception that legisprudence is a new field, and argues that the field has deep and respectable historical roots, but that it has been largely abandoned for most of the 20th century. It further examines the reasons for this neglect, as well as the reasons for the field’s recent revival since the end of the 20th century. Finally, it explores the barriers, and potential, for a global cross-national development of the field of legisprudence.
Note: This is the pre peer-reviewed version. The final version of the article will be published as: Ittai Bar-Siman-Tov, The Global Revival of Legisprudence: A Comparative View on Legislation in Legal Education and Research, in Conceptions and Misconceptions of Legislation (A. Daniel Oliver-Lalana, ed, forthcoming in Springer’s Legisprudence Library)
Keywords: legislation, legisprudence, legistics, legistique, logistics, legislation studies, legislative studies, science of legislation, theory of legislation, legal education, legal scholarship, law school, law faculty
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