The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Law by Mathias Reimann

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Law

EditorMathias Reimann, Reinhard Zimmermann

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The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Law provides a wide-ranging and highly diverse critical survey of comparative law at the beginning of the twenty-first century. It summarizes and evaluates a discipline that is time-honoured but not easily understood in all its dimensions. In the current eraof globalization, this discipline is more relevant than ever, both on the academic and on the practical level. The Handbook is divided into three main sections. Section I surveys how comparative law has developed and where it stands today in various parts of the world. This includes not only traditional model jurisdictions, such as France, Germany, and the United States, but also other regions like EasternEurope, East Asia, and Latin America. Section II then discusses the major approaches to comparative law - its methods, goals, and its relationship with other fields, such as legal history, economics, and linguistics. Finally, section III deals with the status of comparative studies in over a dozensubject matter areas, including the major categories of private, economic, public, and criminal law.The Handbook contains forty three chapters which are written by experts from around the world. The aim of each chapter is to provide an accessible, original, and critical account of the current state of comparative law in its respective area which will help to shape the agenda in the years to come.Each chapter also includes a short bibliography referencing the definitive works in the field.

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Mathias Reimann: Born 8 April 1955. Study of law at the University of Freiburg. First (1978) and Second (1981) State Examinations; Dr. iur.utr. (Freiburg 1982); LL.M. University of Michigan (1983). Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School since 1985; Jean Monnet Fellow, European University Institute 1988-89; Chair for Civi...
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Title:The Oxford Handbook of Comparative LawFormat:PaperbackDimensions:1456 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 2.2 inPublished:February 20, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Charles Donahue: Introduction: Comparative Law Before the Code NapoleonI The Development of Comparative Law in the World1. Benedicte Fauvarque-Cosson: Development of Comparative Law in France2. Ingeborg Schwenzer: Development of Comparative Law in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria3. Elisabetta Grande: Development of Comparative Law in Italy4. John Cairns: Development of Comparative Law in Great Britain5. David Clarke: Development of Comparative Law in the United States6. Zdenke Kuhn: Development of Comparative Law in Eastern Europe7. Zentaro Kitagawa: Development of Comparative Law in East Asia8. Jan Kleinheisterkamp: Development of Comparative Law in Latin AmericaII Approaches to Comparative Law9. Nils Jansen: Comparative Law Within the Field of Comparative Disciplines10. Ralf Michaels: The Functional Method of Comparative Law11. Gerhard Dannemann: Comparative Law: Study of Similarities or Differences?12. Patrick Glenn: Comparative Legal Families and Comparative Legal Traditions13. Michaele Graziadei: Comparative Law as the Study of Transplants and Receptions14. Jacques du Plessis: Comparative Law and the Study of Mixed Legal Systems15. Jan Smits: Comparative Law and its Influence on National Legal Systems16. Reinhard Zimmermann: Comparative Law and the Europeanization of Private Law17. Horatia Muir Watt: Comparative Law and the Process of Globalization18. Chibli Mallat: Comparative Law and the Islamic Legal Culture19. Tom Bennett: Comparative Law and African Customary Law20. Vivian G. Curran: Comparative Law and Language21. Roger Cotterrell: Comparative Law and Legal Culture22. Harold J. Berman: Comparative Law and Religion23. James Gordley: Comparative Law and Legal History24. Annelise Riles: Comparative Law and Socio-Legal Studies25. Ugo Mattei: Comparative Law and Critical Legal Studies26. Florian Faust: Comparative Law and Economic Analysis of LawIII Subject Areas27. Stefan Vogenauer: Sources of Law and Legal Method in Comparative Law28. Alan Farnsworth: Comparative Contract Law29. Peter Huber: Comparative Sales Law30. Daniel Visser: Unjustified Enrichment in Comparative Perspective31. Gerhard Wagner: Comparative Tort Law32. Sjef van Erp: Comparative Property Law33. Marius de Waal: Comparative Succession Law34. Harry Krause: Comparative Family Law35. Matthew Finkin: Comparative Labour Law36. Klaus J. Hopt: Comparative Company Law37. David Gerber: Comparative Antitrust Law38. Mark Tushnet: Comparative Constitutional Law39. John Bell: Comparative Administrative Law40. Markus Dubber: Comparative Criminal Law41. Joachim Zekoll: Comparative Civil Procedure42. Mathias Reimann: Comparative Law and Private International Law