Introduction: A New Handbook for Comparative Law in a Global Context

13 Pages Posted: 8 Mar 2024

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Mathias Siems

European University Institute (EUI); University of Cambridge - Centre for Business Research; European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

Po Jen Yap

The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law

Date Written: February 9, 2024

Abstract

This chapter introduces the aims and scope of this handbook. In this handbook, we seek to showcase the diverse perspectives offered by contributors from all over the world concerning topics of comparative law. We begin by outlining the proposition that one’s culture and identity shape what we do and how we think, but we also suggest that understanding law in a global context requires us to transcend a radical scepticism about the comparative law enterprise and also avoid exclusionary ‘identity politics’. We proceed by explaining the structure of the handbook and summarising the key contents of each chapter in the handbook.

Keywords: Comparative law, culture, identity, cosmopolitanism, global perspective

JEL Classification: K00, K10, K20, K30, K40

Suggested Citation

Siems, Mathias and Yap, Po Jen, Introduction: A New Handbook for Comparative Law in a Global Context (February 9, 2024). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4721849 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4721849

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Po Jen Yap

The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law ( email )

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