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Comparative Law And Society

Comparative Law And Society

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  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781781955437
  • Published In: March 2014
  • Format: Paperback , 480 pages
  • Jurisdiction: International ? Disclaimer:
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    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.

    In Part I, Methods and Disciplines, contributors approach critical issues in comparative law and society from a variety of academic fields, including sociology, criminology, anthropology, economics, political science, and psychology. This multidisciplinary approach highlights the importance of addressing the variance of perspectives inherent to the field. In Part II, Core Issues, chapters offer an exploration of major legal institutions, processes, professionals, and cultures associated with particular legal subjects. Since authors utilize the perspective of at least two different legal systems, this book offers a truly thorough and wide-ranging focus. 

    The general reader, as well as students and scholars, will find this handbook useful in their continuing explorations into the interaction between law and society. Practitioners such as lawyers and judges with an interest in global perspectives of law will also find much to admire in this innovative volume.

  • Preface

    1. History of Comparative Law and Society
    David S. Clark

    PART I: METHODS AND DISCIPLINES
    2. Comparative Sociology of Law
    Roger Cotterrell

    3. Comparative Criminology
    Francis Pakes

    4. Comparative Anthropology of Law
    Elizabeth Mertz and Mark Goodale

    5. Comparative Law and Economics: Accounting for Social Norms
    Francesco Parisi and Barbara Luppi

    6. Comparative Law and Political Economy
    John C. Reitz

    7. Comparative Legal Psychology: Eyewitness Identification
    Ruth Horry, Matthew A. Palmer, Neil Brewer and Brian L. Cutler

    PART II: CORE ISSUES
    8. Separation of Legislative and Executive Governmental Powers
    Howard J. Wiarda and Jonathan T. Polk

    9. Federalism and Subnational Legal Systems: The Canadian Example of Provincial Constitutionalism
    G. Alan Tarr

    10. Judges, their Careers, and Independence
    Carlo Guarnieri

    11. Civil Court Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Koen van Aeken

    12. Criminal Courts and Procedure
    Stephen C. Thaman

    13. Administrative Law, Agencies and Redress Mechanisms in the United Kingdom and Sweden
    Michael Adler and Sara Stendahl

    14. Constitutional Law and Courts
    Tom Ginsburg

    15. Legal Cultures
    David Nelken

    16. Legal Education
    David S. Clark

    17. Legal Professions and Law Firms
    David S. Clark

    18. Legal Protection of the Environment
    Stephen C. McCaffrey and Rachael E. Salcido

    19. Preventive Health at Work
    Julie C. Suk

    Index

  • Edited by David S. Clark, Maynard and Bertha Wilson Professor of Law and Director, Certificate Program in International and Comparative Law, Willamette University, US

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