1. Research Handbooks in Comparative Law series

    Series editor: Francesco Parisi, University of Minnesota, US and University of Bologna, Italy and Tom Ginsburg, University of Chicago, US

    The volumes in this series offer high-level discussion and analysis on particular aspects of legal systems and the law. Well-known scholars edit each handbook and bring together accessible yet sophisticated contributions from an international cast of top researchers. The first series of its kind to cover a wide range of comparative issues so comprehensively, this is an indispensable resource for students and scholars alike. For submissions in this series please contact our commissioning editor - http://www.e-elgar.com/submitting-proposal

Books in this series

TOTAL: 14
  1. Comparative Law and Anthropology

    Comparative Law and Anthropology

    Edited by James A.R. Nafziger
    The topical chapters in this cutting-edge collection at the intersection of comparative law and anthropology explore the mutually enriching insights and outlooks of the two fields. Comparative Law and Anthropology adopts a foundational approach to social and cultural issues and their resolution, rather than relying on unified paradigms of research or unified objects of study. Taken together, the contributions extend long-developing trends from legal anthropology to an anthropology of law and from externally imposed to internally generated interpretations of norms and processes of legal significance within particular cultures. The book's expansive conceptualization of comparative law encompasses not only its traditional geographical orientation, but also historical and jurisprudential dimensions. It is also noteworthy in blending the expertise of long-established, acclaimed scholars with new voices from a range of disciplines and backgrounds. Learn More
    November 2017   Hardback Price: $ 260.00   Web: $ 234.00
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  2. Comparative Administrative Law

    Comparative Administrative Law

    Edited by Susan Rose-Ackerman, Peter L. Lindseth, Blake Emerson
    A comprehensive overview of the field of comparative administrative law that builds on the first edition with many new and revised chapters, additional topics and extended geographical coverage. This Research Handbook’s broad, multi-method approach combines history and social science with more strictly legal analyses. This new edition demonstrates the growth and dynamism of recent efforts – spearheaded by the first edition – to stimulate comparative research in administrative law and public law more generally, reaching across different countries and scholarly disciplines. Learn More
    August 2017   Hardback Price: $ 370.00   Web: $ 333.00
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  3. Comparative Contract Law

    Comparative Contract Law

    Edited by Pier Giuseppe Monateri
    This comprehensive Handbook offers a thoughtful survey of contract theories, issues and cases in order to reassess the field's present vision of contract law. It engages a critical search for the fault lines which cross traditions of thought and globalized landscapes. Comparative Contract Law is built around four main groups of insights, including: the genealogies of contractual theoretical thinking; the contentious relationship between private governance and normative regulations; the competing styles used to stage contract law; and the concurring opinions expressed within the domain of other disciplines, such as literature and political theory. The chapters in the book tease out the tensions between a global context and local frameworks as well as the movable thresholds between canonical expressions and heterodox constructions. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 260.00   Web: $ 234.00
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  4. Comparative Property Law

    Comparative Property Law

    Edited by Michele Graziadei, Lionel Smith
    Comparative Property Law provides a comprehensive treatment of property law from a comparative and global perspective. The contributors, who are leading experts in their fields, cover both classical and new subjects, including the transfer of property, the public-private divide in property law, water and forest laws, and the property rights of aboriginal peoples. This Handbook maps the structure and the dynamics of property law in the contemporary world and will be an invaluable reference for researchers working in all domains of property law. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 290.00   Web: $ 261.00
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  5. Comparative Law and Regulation

    Comparative Law and Regulation

    Edited by Francesca Bignami, David Zaring
    Governance by regulation – rules propounded and enforced by bureaucracies – is taking a growing share of the sum total of governance. Once thought to be an American phenomenon, it is now a central form of state action in every part of the world, including Europe, Latin America, and Asia, and it is at the core of much international lawmaking. In Comparative Law and Regulation, original contributions by leading scholars in the field focus both on the legal dimension of regulation and on how this dimension operates in those places that have turned to regulation to meet their obligations. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 310.00   Web: $ 279.00
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  6. Comparative Criminal Procedure

    Comparative Criminal Procedure

    Edited by Jacqueline E. Ross, Stephen C. Thaman
    This Handbook presents innovative research that compares different criminal procedure systems by focusing on the mechanisms by which legal systems seek to avoid error, protect rights, ground their legitimacy, expand lay participation in the criminal process and develop alternatives to criminal trials, such as plea bargaining, as well as alternatives to the criminal process as a whole, such as intelligence operations. The criminal procedures examined in this book include those of the United States, Germany, France, Spain, Russia, India, Latin America, Taiwan and Japan, among others. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 260.00   Web: $ 234.00
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  7. Comparative Law and Economics

    Comparative Law and Economics

    Edited by Theodore Eisenberg, Giovanni B. Ramello
    Contemporary law and economics has greatly expanded its scope of inquiry as well as its sphere of influence. The extension to many idiosyncratic topics and issues that sometime lie outside the traditional domain of the discipline have fostered the emergence of a new consciousness better grasped by a comparative approach. The original contributions to this Research Handbook provide a glimpse of the new perspectives that enrich the law and economics methodology. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 240.00   Web: $ 216.00
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  8. Comparative Competition Law

    Comparative Competition Law

    Edited by John Duns, Arlen Duke, Brendan Sweeney
    Comparative Competition Law examines the key global issues facing competition law and policy. This volume’s specially commissioned chapters by leading writers from the United States, Europe, Asia, South America, and Australia provide a synthesis of how these current issues are addressed by drawing on the approaches taken in different jurisdictions around the world. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 240.00   Web: $ 216.00
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    May 2017   Paperback Price: $ 65.00   Web: $ 52.00
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  9. Comparative Tort Law

    Comparative Tort Law

    Edited by Mauro Bussani, Anthony J. Sebok
    Comparative Tort Law: Global Perspectives provides a framework for analyzing and understanding the current state of tort law in most of the world's legal systems. The book examines tort law theories, rules and cultures. It looks at general issues at play throughout the globe, such as causation, economic and non-economic damages, product and professional liability, as well as the relationship between tort law and crime, insurance, and public welfare schemes. The book also provides insightful case studies by analyzing specific features of selected tort systems in Europe, USA, Latin America, East Asia, and sub-Saharan Africa. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 290.00   Web: $ 261.00
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    2017   Paperback Price: $ 69.95   Web: $ 55.96
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  10. Comparative Labor Law

    Comparative Labor Law

    Edited by Matthew W. Finkin, Guy Mundlak
    Economic pressure and corporate policies, both transnational and domestic, have placed labor law under severe stress. National responses are so deeply embedded in institutions reflecting local traditions that meaningful comparison is daunting. This book assembles a team of experts from many countries, drawing on a rich variety of comparative methods to capture changes in different countries and regions, emerging trends and national divergences. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 285.00   Web: $ 256.50
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    2017   Paperback Price: $ 69.95   Web: $ 55.96
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  11. Comparative Law and Society

    Comparative Law and Society

    Edited by David S. Clark
    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. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 237.00   Web: $ 213.30
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    2014   Paperback Price: $ 65.00   Web: $ 52.00
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  12. Methods of Comparative Law

    Methods of Comparative Law

    Edited by Pier Giuseppe Monateri
    Methods of Comparative Law brings to bear new thinking on topics including: the mutual relationship between space and law; the plot that structures legal narratives, identities and judicial interpretations; a strategic approach to legal decision making; and the inner potentialities of the ‘comparative law and economics’ approach to the field. Together, the contributors reassess the scientific understanding of comparative methodologies in the field of law in order to provide both critical insights into the traditional literature and an original overview of the most recent and purposive trends. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 201.00   Web: $ 180.90
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    2014   Paperback Price: $ 55.00   Web: $ 44.00
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  13. Comparative Constitutional Law

    Comparative Constitutional Law

    Edited by Tom Ginsburg, Rosalind Dixon
    This landmark volume of specially commissioned, original contributions by top international scholars organizes the issues and controversies of the rich and rapidly maturing field of comparative constitutional law. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 309.00   Web: $ 278.10
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    2013   Paperback Price: $ 76.00   Web: $ 60.80
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  14. Comparative Administrative Law

    Comparative Administrative Law

    Edited by Susan Rose-Ackerman, Peter L. Lindseth
    This research handbook is a comprehensive overview of the field of comparative administrative law. The specially commissioned chapters in this landmark volume represent a broad, multi-method approach combining perspectives from history and social science with more strictly legal analyses. Comparisons of the United States, continental Europe, and the British Commonwealth are complemented by contributions that focus on Latin America, Africa, and Asia. The work aims to stimulate comparative research on public law, reaching across countries and scholarly disciplines. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 309.00   Web: $ 278.10
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    2011   Paperback Price: $ 59.95   Web: $ 47.96
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