30 May 2014
BOOK: Adams and Heirbaut (eds), The Method and Culture of Comparative Law: Essays in Honour of Mark Van Hoecke
Following the recent, successful workshop in Ghent, Hart Publishing has published Maurice Adams and Dirk Heirbaut (eds), The Method and Culture of Comparative Law: Essays in Honour of Mark Van Hoecke.
While the normal price for the book is £60, the Hart Discount for Juris Diversitas Blog Readers—20%--makes it available for £48. To place an order, go to the Hart Publishing website. To receive the discount, type the reference ‘JDB’ in the discount code field and click ‘apply’:
Awareness of the need to deepen the method and methodology of legal research is only recent. The same is true for comparative law, by nature a more adventurous branch of legal research, which is often something researchers simply do whenever they look at foreign legal systems to answer one or more of a range of questions about law, whether these questions are doctrinal, economic, sociological, etc. Given the diversity of comparative research projects, the precise contours of the methods employed, or the epistemological issues raised by them, are to a great extent a function of the nature of the research questions asked. As a result, the search for a unique, one-size-fits-all comparative law methodology is unlikely to be fruitful. That, however, does not make reflection on the method and culture of comparative law meaningless. Mark Van Hoecke has, throughout his career, been interested in many topics, but legal theory, comparative law and methodology of law stand out. Building upon his work, this book brings together a group of leading authors working at the crossroads of these themes: the method and culture of comparative law.
With contributions by: Maurice Adams, John Bell, Joxerramon Bengoetxea, Roger Brownsword, Seán Patrick Donlan, Rob van Gestel and Hans Micklitz, Patrick Glenn, Jaap Hage, Dirk Heirbaut, Jaakko Husa, Souichirou Kozuka and Luke Nottage, Martin Löhnig, Susan Millns, Toon Moonen, Francois Ost, Heikki Pihlajamäki, Geoffrey Samuel, Mathias Siems, Jørn Øyrehagen Sunde, Catherine Valcke and Matthew Grellette, Alain Wijffels.
Maurice Adams is Professor of General Jurisprudence at the University of Tilburg.
Dirk Heirbaut is Professor of Legal History and Roman Law at Ghent University.
Book Details: May 2014 346pp Hbk 9781849466233
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