Comparative Law

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Comparative Law - Research Guide International Law

Comparative Law is the study of the relationship between legal systems or between rules of more than one system, their differences and similarities. Comparative Law is a method of comparing legal systems, and such comparison produces results relating to the different legal cultures being analysed. Comparative Law also plays a role in a better understanding of foreign legal systems. In this age of globalization and the complexity and intertwinement of international public and private law, it plays an increasing important role in international harmonization and unification of laws, thereby leading to more international cooperation and a better world order. Legislators increasingly make use of foreign law in drafting new legislation and in more and more countries courts draw inspiration from abroad as well. The increasing importance of comparing legal systems is true not only for the academic discipline of Comparative Law as such (where the focus is usually on methodology), but also for specific areas of law.

This Research Guide is intended as a starting point for research on Comparative Law. It provides the basic legal materials available in the Peace Palace Library, both in print and electronic format. Handbooks, leading articles, bibliographies, periodicals, serial publications and documents of interest are presented in the Selective Bibliography section. Links to the PPL Catalogue are inserted. The Library’s classification index code 347. Comparative Law in General and subject heading (keyword) Comparative Law are instrumental for searching through the Catalogue. Special attention is given to our subscriptions on databases, e-journals, e-books and other electronic resources. Finally, this Research Guide features links to relevant websites and other online resources of particular interest.

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1. General reports of the XVIIIth Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law
General reports of the XVIIIth Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law = Rapports généraux du XVIIIème Congrès de l'Académie Internationale de Droit Comparé / Karen B. Brown, David V. Snyder, editors. - Dordrecht : Springer, 2012. - X, 704 pages. : illustrations "The 18th World Congress of the IACL was held in Washington, DC in July 2010". - Text in English or French. - Includes bibliographical references. - 2012
Keywords: Comparative law, E-books,

2. Comparative labour law and industrial relations in industrialized market economies
Comparative labour law and industrial relations in industrialized market economies / editor: R. Blanpain ; J. Baker, G.J. Bamber, M. Biagi [and 27 others]. - XIth edition. - Alphen aan den Rijn : Kluwer Law International, 2014. - XXXVII, 845 pages. : illustrations. ; 25 cm On cover: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business. - First edition: 1982. - Includes bibliographical references. - 2014
Keywords: Employment, Labor, Labor rights, Social security, Collective bargaining, Human rights, Labour law, International labour law, Comparative law,

3. La capitale et le siège des institutions de l'État en droit constitutionnel comparé
La capitale et le siège des institutions de l'État en droit constitutionnel comparé / Syméon Karagiannis. - Limoges : Pulim (Presses universitaires de Limoges), 2013. - 125 pages. ; 24 cm. - (Collection droit public) Includes bibliographical references and indexes. - 2013
Keywords: France, Switzerland, Federal states, Government, Institutions and organs, Constitutional law, Comparative law,

4. Die Vereinbarkeit des Naturschutzrechts mit der verfassungsrechtlichen Eigentumsgarantie in Deutschland und Brasilien
Die Vereinbarkeit des Naturschutzrechts mit der verfassungsrechtlichen Eigentumsgarantie in Deutschland und Brasilien / Claudia Schallenmüller Ens. - Aachen : Shaker Verlag, 2013. - XV, 419 pages. : maps. ; 21 cm. - (Schriften der Deutsch-Brasilianischen Juristenvereinigung, ISSN 0176-7976 ; Band 46) Originally doctoral dissertation at Universität Freiburg, 2010. - Bibliography: page 396-419. - With notes. - 2013
Keywords: Germany, Brazil, Environmental protection, Constitutional law, Property, Environmental law, Comparative law, Theses,

5. Comparativism in Labour Law and Industrial Relations
Comparativism in Labour Law and Industrial Relations / Roger Blanpain. - Alphen aan den Rijn : Kluwer Law International. - Page 3-25 In: Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations in Industrialized Market Economies / editor: R. Blanpain, ISBN 9789041149879: (2014), Page 3-25. - 2014
Keywords: Labour law, International labour law, Comparative law,

6. Comparative Labour Law: Sources and Documentations
Comparative Labour Law: Sources and Documentations / Michele Colucci & Nuna Zekic. - Alphen aan den Rijn : Kluwer Law International. - Page 27-42 In: Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations in Industrialized Market Economies / editor: R. Blanpain, ISBN 9789041149879: (2014), Page 27-42. - 2014
Keywords: Labour law, International labour law, Sources of law, Documentation, Comparative law,

7. Contributory Liability vis-à-vis Strict Liability: Analyzing World Trends in ISP Liability Regime with Respect to the Indian Position
Contributory Liability vis-à-vis Strict Liability: Analyzing World Trends in ISP Liability Regime with Respect to the Indian Position / Dhruv Bhattacharya & Sourav Roy In: The GNLU Law Review = ISSN 0974-9810: vol. 4, issue 1, page 75-98. - 2013
Keywords: Canada, India, United States of America, Internet, Internet providers, Strict liability, Torts, Comparative law,

8. La tutela dell'ambiente nel diritto comparato: modelli costituzionali a confronto
La tutela dell'ambiente nel diritto comparato: modelli costituzionali a confronto / di Claudia Sartoretti. - Milano : Giuffrè Editore. - Page 337-398 In: Trattato di diritto dell'ambiente / [diretto da] Rosario Ferrara, Maria Alessandra Sandulli, ISBN 8814165742: vol. 1. - 2014
Keywords: Environmental protection, Constitutional law, Comparative law,

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  • Ginsburg, T., P.G. Monateri and F. Parisi (eds.), Classics in Comparative Law, Volume I: Methodology, Cheltenham, Edwar Elgar Publishing, 2014.

    Ginsburg, T., P.G. Monateri and F. Parisi, Classics in Comparative Law, Volume I: Methodology, Cheltenham, Edwar Elgar Publishing, 2014.

    Comparative law is a field with a rich history, and one to which scholars from many disciplines have contributed. This four-volume set includes an original introduction by the editors, who trace the major developments in the field, covering both private and public law, as well as legal institutions and methodological debates. Encompassing more than a century of scholarship, the collection includes a number of the most enduring articles from several disciplinary perspectives and will be an essential resource for the study of comparative law.

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  • Bogdan, M., Concise Introduction to Comparative Law, Groningen, Europa Law Publishing, 2013.

    Bogdan, M., Concise Introduction to Comparative Law, Groningen, Europa Law Publishing, 2013.

    In today’s globalized world, jurists cannot limit themselves to studying the laws of their own country. This book is mainly intended to be used as a textbook for beginners taking introductory courses on foreign and comparative law. Its concise format makes it fit for use also in other courses, such as legal history or jurisprudence, having the ambition to provide the students with a basic knowledge about English, American, French, German, Chinese and Islamic law and legal culture, as well as about the methodological problems that arise in connection with studying, comparing and working with foreign legal systems in general.

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  • Clark, D.S. (ed.), Comparative Law and Society, Cheltenham, Elgar, 2012.

    Clark, D.S. (ed.), Comparative Law and Society, Cheltenham, Elgar, 2012.

    Comparative Law and Society, part of the Research Handbooks in Comparative Law series, is a pioneering volume that comprises 19 original essays written by expert authors from across the world. This innovative handbook offers both a history of the field of comparative law and society and a thorough exploration of its methods, disciplines, and major issues, presenting the most comprehensive look into this contemporary field to date.

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  • Monateri, P.G. (ed.), Methods of Comparative Law, Cheltenham, Elgar, 2012.

    Monateri, P.G. (ed.), Methods of Comparative Law, Cheltenham, Elgar, 2012.

    Methods of Comparative Law brings to bear new thinking on topics including: the mutual relationship between space and law; the plot that structures legal narratives, identities and judicial interpretations; a strategic approach to legal decision making; and the inner potentialities of the ‘comparative law and economics’ approach to the field. Together, the contributors reassess the scientific understanding of comparative methodologies in the field of law in order to provide both critical insights into the traditional literature and an original overview of the most recent and purposive trends.

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  • Busanni, M. and U. Mattei (eds.), Comparative Law, New York, Cambridge University Press, 2012.

    Busanni, M. and U. Mattei (eds.), Comparative Law, New York, Cambridge University Press, 2012.

    We can only claim to understand another legal system when we know the context surrounding the positive law in which lawyers are trained. To avoid ethnocentricity and superficiality, we must go beyond judicial decisions, doctrinal writings and the black-letter law of codes and statutes and probe the ‘deeper structures’ where law meets cultural, political, socio-economic factors. It is only when we acquire such awareness and knowledge of the critical factors affecting both the backgrounds and implications of rules that it becomes possible to control the present and possibly future developments of the world’s legal institutions. This collection of essays aims to provide the reader with a fundamental understanding of the dynamic relationship between the law and its cultural, political and socio-economic context.

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  • Adams, M. and J. Bomhoff (eds.), Practice and Theory in Comparative Law, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2012.

    Adams, M., J., Bomhoff (eds.), Practice and Theory in Comparative Law, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2012.

    What does doing comparative law involve? Too often, explicit methodological discussions in comparative law remain limited to the level of pure theory, neglecting to test out critiques and recommendations on concrete issues. This book bridges this gap between theory and practice in comparative legal studies. Essays by both established and younger comparative lawyers reflect on the methodological challenges arising in their own work and in work in their area. Taken together, they offer clear recommendations for, and critical reflection on, a wide range of innovative comparative research projects.

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  • (Judicial) Constitutional Review in the Netherlands: A Comparative Law Blog

    With the provincial elections coming up, the Dutch Legislature this week discussed another important and long discussed topic in Dutch politics. The Dutch parliament for the second time reads the bill that would make judicial constitutional review in the Netherlands possible with regard to certain named constitutional provisions detailing constitutional rights. A bill first introduced by former Second Chamber member Halsema in 2002.

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