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Comparing law : comparative law as reconstruction of collective commitments /
Catherine Valcke, University of Toronto.
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Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
description
xiv, 231 pages ; 23 cm.
ISBN
1108455174, 1108470068, 9781108455176, 9781108470063
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imprint
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
isbn
1108455174
1108470068
9781108455176
9781108470063
contents note
Law -- Legal systems -- Engaging wih legal systems : epistemology -- Delineating legal systems : geography -- Comparing legal systems : methodology.
abstract
The enterprise of comparative law is familiar, yet its conceptual whereabouts remain somewhat obscure. Comparing Law: Comparative Law as Reconstruction of Collective Commitments reconstructs comparative law scholarship into a systematic account of comparative law as an autonomous academic discipline. The point of that discipline is neither to harmonize world law, nor to emphasize its cultural diversity, but rather to understand each legal system on its own terms. As the proposed reconstruction exercise involves bridging comparative law and contemporary legal theory, it shows how comparative law and legal theory both stand to benefit from being exposed to each other. At a time when many courses are adding a transnational perspective, Valcke offers a more theoretical, broadened, and refreshed view of comparative law.
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11913118
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.

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