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. Het enquêterecht in rechtsvergelijkend perspectief
Het enquêterecht in rechtsvergelijkend perspectief : Nederland, Curaçao, Aruba, de BES-eilanden, Sint-Maarten en Suriname / Mr. R.P. Jager. - Zutphen : Uitgeverij Paris, 2014. - 202 pagina's. : illustratie. ; 25 cm. - (Juridische reeks ; deel 4. Ondernemingsrecht) Met literatuuropgave, register. - 2014
Keywords: Caribbean Netherlands, Curaçao, The Netherlands, Surinam, Legal persons, Verification, Commercial law, Comparative law,

2. Grands systèmes de droit étrangers
Grands systèmes de droit étrangers / Michel Fromont. - 7e édition. - Paris : Dalloz, 2013. - X, 278 pages. ; 24 cm. - (Mémentos Dalloz. Série Droit privé) First edition: 1987. - With index. - 2013
Keywords: Roman law, Common law, Legal systems, Comparative law,

3. Grenzüberschreitende Insolvenzeröffnungsverfahren
Grenzüberschreitende Insolvenzeröffnungsverfahren : Eine rechtsvergleichende und kollisionsrechtliche Untersuchung vor dem Hintergrund der EuInsVO / Johanna Charlotte Thomas. - Hamburg : Verlag Dr. Kovač, 2013. - 221 pages. ; 21 cm. - (Insolvenzrecht in Forschung und Praxis, ISSN 1613-6748 ; Band 73) Originally Thesis University of Cologne, 2012. - Bibliography: page 205-221. - 2013
Keywords: Germany, European Union, Member states, Insolvency, International insolvency law, Comparative law, European private law,

4. Punitive damages
Punitive damages : the civil remedy in American law, lessons and caveats for continental Europe / Renée Charlotte Meurkens. - Deventer : Kluwer, a Wolter Kluwer business, 2014. - XVIII, 457 pages. ; 25 cm. - (Kluwer rechtswetenschappelijke publicaties) With a summary in Dutch. - Bibliography: page 391-445. - With notes and index. - 2014
Keywords: United States of America, Europe, Punitive damages, Torts, Comparative law, Theses,

5. Kurucu İktidar
Kurucu İktidar : politik bir yaklaşım / Engin Şahin. - Istanbul : On İki Levha Yayıncılık, 2013. - XIV, 226 pages. ; 23 cm Bibliography: page 215-226. - With notes. - 2013
Keywords: Turkey, Constitutional law, Political science, Human rights, Amendments, Legal history, Comparative law,

6. Dalla forma Stato alla forma mercato per arrivare agli "Stati falliti". L'estensione 'iconoclastica' della logica economica globale ai beni comuni culturali e l'Africa alla prova della globalizzazione
Dalla forma Stato alla forma mercato per arrivare agli "Stati falliti". L'estensione 'iconoclastica' della logica economica globale ai beni comuni culturali e l'Africa alla prova della globalizzazione / Emma A. Imparato. - Napoli : Edizioni Scientifiche Italiane. - Page 1209-1249 In: Costituzione, Economia, Globalizzazione : Liber amicorum in onore di Carlo Amirante, ISBN 9788849526080: (2013), Page 1209-1249. - 2013
Keywords: Africa, Italy, Culture, Economics, Constitutional law, Comparative law, Globalization,

7. The Protection of Private Ownership Rights in the ECHR and Norwegian Planning and Building Law
The Protection of Private Ownership Rights in the ECHR and Norwegian Planning and Building Law / Ingunn Elise Myklebust In: Nordic Journal of Human Rights = ISSN 1891-8131: vol. 32, issue 3, page 220-237. - 2014
Keywords: Norway, Spatial planning, Immovable goods, Spatial planning, Land ownership, Human rights, Procedure, European Court of Human Rights, European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (Rome, 4 November 1950), Comparative law,

8. Corporate Social Responsibility and Duties of Directors
Corporate Social Responsibility and Duties of Directors / Guglielmo Bevivino In: European Business Law Review = ISSN 1875-841X: vol. 25, issue 6, page 923–942. - 2014
Keywords: Corporate responsibility, Corporate governance, Accountability, Company law, Comparative law,

9. La diversité culturelle vue à travers le prisme du droit international privé de la famille tunisien et marocain
La diversité culturelle vue à travers le prisme du droit international privé de la famille tunisien et marocain : le Maghreb aux deux visages / Meriem Ben Lamine. - Leiden [etc.] : Nijhoff In: Approches juridiques de la diversité culturelle / Académie de Droit International de la Haye = Legal approaches to cultural diversity / Hague Academy of International Law ; publ. sous la dir. de Marie-Claire Foblets, Nadjma Yassar, ISBN 9789004250154: (2013) - 2013
Keywords: Maghreb, Tunesia, Morocco, Cultural diversity, Private international law, Family law, Comparative law, Human rights, Islamic law,

10. Arbitrage et propriété intellectuelle
Arbitrage et propriété intellectuelle : le contentieux de l'annulation du titre / par François Perret In: Revue de l'arbitrage = ISSN 0556-7440: (2014), issue 2 (apr-jun), page 303-318. - 2014
Keywords: Intellectual property, Arbitration, Patents, Action for annulment, Arbitral awards, Third parties, Comparative law,

11. Merger under the Regime of Competition Law: A Comparative Study of Indian Legal Framework With EC and UK
Merger under the Regime of Competition Law: A Comparative Study of Indian Legal Framework With EC and UK / by Neeraj Tiwari In: Bond Law Review = ISSN 1033-4505: vol. 23, issue 1 issue rticle7. - 2011
Keywords: India, Great Britain, European Union, Concentrations, Competition, Comparative law,

12. Graždanskoe sudoproizvodstvo za rubežom
Graždanskoe sudoproizvodstvo za rubežom / K.L. Branovitskij, A.G. Kotelnikov, I.V. Resetnicov. - Moskva : Infotropic Media ; Berlin : Infotropic Media, 2013. - 248 pages. : illustrations. ; 21 cm. - (Biblioteka magistra) Uralʹskaja gosudarstvennaja juridičeskaja akademija. Kafedra graždanskogo processa. - Includes bibliographical references. - 2013
Keywords: Great Britain, United States of America, Law of civil procedure, Comparative law,

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    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.

    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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  • Smits, J.M. (ed.), Elgar Encyclopedia of Comparative Law, Cheltenham, Elgar, 2012.

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    Containing newly updated versions of existing entries and adding several important new entries, this second edition of the Elgar Encyclopedia of Comparative Law takes stock of present-day comparative law scholarship. Written by leading authorities in their respective fields, the contributions in this accessible book cover and combine not only questions regarding the methodology of comparative law, but also specific areas of law (such as administrative law and criminal law) and specific topics (such as accident compensation and consideration). In addition, the Encyclopedia contains reports on a selected set of countries’ legal systems and, as a whole, presents an overview of the current state of affairs. Providing its readers with a unique point of reference, as well as stimulus for further research, this volume is an indispensable tool for anyone interested in comparative law, especially academics, students and practitioners.

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