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Comparative Law

Uwe Kischel


This translation of Rechtsvergleichung offers a critical introduction to the central tenets of comparative legal scholarship. The first part of the book is dedicated to general aspects of comparative law. The controversial question of methods, in particular, is addressed by explaining and discussing different approaches, and by developing a contextual approach that seeks to engage with real-world issues and give a practitioner’s angle on contemporary comparative legal scholarship. The second part of the book offers a detailed treatment of the major legal contexts across the globe, including co ... More

Keywords: common law, civil law systems, Islamic law, African context, legal practice, legal thinking, Eastern Europe, Latin America, Scandinavia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198791355
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198791355.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Uwe Kischel, author
Mercator Professor of Public Law, European Law, and Comparative Law, University of Greifswald