With updated contributions and several new entries, the second edition of this unique Encyclopedia cements its reputation as the authoritative reference work and an indispensable resource in the field. Wide-ranging and comprehensive in scope, with entries written by noted specialists, the book's range takes in articles on the nature and methodology of comparative law, as well as on specific areas of law (such as administrative law and criminal law) and substantive topics (from accident compensation to unjustified enrichment). In addition, the Encyclopedia contains articles on a selected set of countries’ legal systems and as a whole presents overviews of the current state of affairs.
‘Jan Smits has long been one of the most interesting and original authors on European private law theory. Now he offers his views on legal scholarship, and they are as original as they are thought-provoking. His plea for a legal scholarship that maintains its identity vis-à-vis neighboring disciplines without collapsing into doctrinairism is bound to yield lively discussions – and hopefully will help re-establish a proper place for legal scholarship, in Europe and beyond.’
– Ralf Michaels, Duke University, US
‘Stanley Lubman has been an extraordinarily astute observer of Chinese society for half a century. The Evolution of Law Reform in China: An Uncertain Path is his latest gift to the field. In it, he both provides his own masterful overview of Chinese legal development and a rich sampling of views from leading commentators, Chinese and foreign, in law and other social sciences, regarding Chinese law and legal institutions today. Whatever uncertainty there may be regarding the path of law reform, one certainty is that this volume will be a valuable resource for scholars across a range of disciplines, as well as practitioners in law, business and public policy.’
– William P. Alford, Henry L. Stimson Professor of Law, Harvard Law School, US
China, the European Union and Global Governance examines the key determinants of European and Chinese approaches to the restructuring of global governance systems. With a multidisciplinary method, this collection of papers analyses four distinct fields that are key for both China and the EU and for the development of their relations and future cooperation: the global trading system, the international monetary system, climate and energy and international security. In the context of China’s growing role in global governance and of EU–China cooperation, contributions emphasize strategies, prospects and objectives of both actors. They outline possible avenues for an enhanced partnership in light of the changing global order which implies a rethinking of the existent multilateral structures.