Comparative Law

Das große Grundlagenwerk zur Rechtsvergleichung ist in englischer Sprache im Verlag Oxford University Press erschienen.

Als Grundlagenwerk soll es sowohl für Studierende und Doktoranden zur Einarbeitung und Vertiefung geeignet sein als auch für Wissenschaftler und Praktiker wichtige und teils neuartige Erkenntnisse, Strukturen und Diskussionsbeiträge bereithalten.

Verfasser des Buches ist Prof. Dr. Uwe Kischel, Inhaber des Lehrstuhls für Öffentliches Recht, Europarecht und Rechtsvergleichung (Nordosteuropa) - Mercator Stiftungslehrstuhl.

Comparative Law

Uwe Kischel

ISBN 9780198791355
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2019

Oxford University Press

Uwe Kischel`s comprehensive treatise on comparative law 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 takes a practical perspective on contemporary comparative legal scholarship.

The second part of the book offers a detailed treatment of the major legal contexts across the globe, including common law, civil law systems (based on Germany and France, and extended to Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, and Latin America, among others) the African context (with emphasis on customary law), different contexts in Asia, Islamic law and law in Islamic countries (plus a brief treatment of Jewish law and canon law), and transnational contexts (public international law, European Union law, and lex mercatoria).

The book offers a coherent treatment of global legal systems that aims not only to describe their varying norms and legal institutions but to propose a better way of seeking to understand how the overall context of legal systems influences legal thinking and legal practice.