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Comparative Reasoning in European Supreme Courts

Michal Bobek


The last two decades have witnessed an exponential growth in debates on the use of foreign law by courts. Judges are said to increasingly rely on inspiration from outside of their national legal systems for solving purely domestic cases. This book puts similar claims to the test in relation to the highest national jurisdictions, i.e. supreme and constitutional courts, in Europe today. How often and why do judges choose to draw inspiration from foreign materials in solving domestic cases? The book addresses these questions from the empirical as well as the theoretical angle. Empirically, the ge ... More

Keywords: comparative law, courts, comparison—law and politics, Europe, England, France, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199680382
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680382.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michal Bobek, author
Professor of European Law, College of Europe