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Classics in Comparative Law

Edited by Tom Ginsburg, Leo Spitz Professor of International Law, University of Chicago Law School, US, Pier Giuseppe Monateri, Professor of Comparative Law, Department of Law, University of Turin, Italy and Francesco Parisi, Oppenheimer Wolff and Donnelly Professor of Law, University of Minnesota, US and Professor of Economics, University of Bologna, Italy
Comparative law is a field with a rich history, and one to which scholars from many disciplines have contributed. This four-volume set includes an original introduction by the editors, who trace the major developments in the field, covering both private and public law, as well as legal institutions and methodological debates. Encompassing more than a century of scholarship, the collection includes a number of the most enduring articles from several disciplinary perspectives and will be an essential resource for the study of comparative law.
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  • Comparative Law
Comparative law is a field with a rich history, and one to which scholars from many disciplines have contributed. This four-volume set includes an original introduction by the editors, who trace the major developments in the field, covering both private and public law, as well as legal institutions and methodological debates. Encompassing more than a century of scholarship, the collection includes a number of the most enduring articles from several disciplinary perspectives and will be an essential resource for the study of comparative law.
76 articles, dating from 1903 to 2010
Contributors include: P.S. Atiyah, G. Calabresi, M. Damaška, J. Elster, L. Fuller, H. Kelsen, K. Llewellyn, R. Posner, R. Pound, A. Watson
Contents:

Volume I

Acknowledgements

Introduction Tom Ginsburg, Pier Giuseppe Monateri and Francesco Parisi

PART I THE METHOD OF COMPARATIVE LAW
1. Sir Frederick Pollock, Bart. (1903), ‘The History of Comparative Jurisprudence’
2. Roscoe Pound (1955), ‘Comparative Law in Space and Time’
3. Alan Watson (2000), ‘Law Out of Context’
4. O. Kahn-Freund (1974), ‘On Uses and Misuses of Comparative Law’
5. H.C. Gutteridge ([1949] 1971), ‘The Process of Comparison’

PART II LEGAL TRANSPLANTS AND GLOBALIZATION OF LAW
6. Alan Watson (1993), ‘Comparative Law as an Academic Discipline’
7. Pierre Legrand (1997), ‘The Impossibility of “Legal Transplants”’
8. Roderick A. Macdonald (1985), ‘Understanding Civil Law Scholarship in Quebec’
9. A.N. Yiannopoulos (1980), ‘Louisiana Civil Law: A Lost Cause?’
10. Edward M. Wise (1990), ‘The Transplant of Legal Patterns’
11. Duncan Kennedy (2006), ‘Three Globalizations of Law and Legal Thought: 1850–2000’
12. William Twining (2004), ‘Diffusion of Law: A Global Perspective’
13. Pierre Legrand (1996), ‘European Legal Systems Are Not Converging

PART III COMPARATIVE LEGAL HISTORY AND ANTHROPOLOGY
14. E. Adamson Hoebel (1954), ‘The Cultural Background of Law’
15. Richard A. Posner (1980), ‘A Theory of Primitive Society, with Special Reference to Law’
16. Francesco Parisi (2001), ‘The Genesis of Liability in Ancient Law’
17. David Friedman (1979), ‘Private Creation and Enforcement of Law: A Historical Case’
18. Clifford Geertz (1983), ‘Local Knowledge: Fact and Law in Comparative Perspective’



Volume II – Institutions - Tom Ginsburg, Pier Giuseppe Monateri and Francesco Parisi

Contents

Acknowledgements

An Introduction to all four volumes by the editors appears in Volume I

PART I LEGAL FAMILIES AND THE RELEVANCE OF LEGAL ORIGINS

1. Peter G. Stein (1992), ‘Roman Law, Common Law, and Civil Law’
2. Craig M. Lawson (1982), ‘The Family Affinities of Common-Law and Civil-Law Legal Systems’
3. Teemu Ruskola (2002), ‘Legal Orientalism’
4. Åke Malmström (1969), ‘The System of Legal Systems: Notes on a Problem of Classification in Comparative Law’
5. P.G. Monateri (2000), ‘Black Gaius: A Quest for the Multicultural Origins of the “Western Legal Tradition”’
6. Rafael La Porta, Florencio Lopez-de-Silanes and Andrei Shleifer (2008), ‘The Economic Consequences of Legal Origins’

PART II LAWMAKING: STATUTES AND CASE LAW
7. Max Radin (1964), ‘Case Law and Stare Decisis: Concerning Präjudizienrecht in Amerika’
8. Roscoe Pound (1964), ‘Justice According to Law’
9. Guido Calabresi (1982), ‘Interpretation’
10. Richard K. Sherwin (2008), ‘Sublime Jurisprudence: On the Ethical Education of the Legal Imagination in Our Time’
11. Cristina Costantini (2010), ‘The Keepers of Traditions: The English Common Lawyers and the Presence of Law’
12. Mauro Cappelletti (1981), ‘The Doctrine of Stare Decisis and the Civil Law: A Fundamental Difference – or no Difference at All?’
13. A.L. Goodhart (1934), ‘Precedent in English and Continental Law’
14. Julius Stone (1959), ‘The Ratio of the Ratio Decidendi’
15. Carleton Kent Allen (1951), ’Precedent: Nature and History’

PART III COURTS
16. J. Mark Ramseyer (1994), ‘The Puzzling (In)Dependence of Courts: A Comparative Approach’
17. Alec Stone Sweet (1999), ‘Judicialization and the Construction of Governance’
18. Lech Garlicki (2007), ‘Constitutional Courts versus Supreme Courts’
19. Tom Ginsburg (2002), ‘Economic Analysis and the Design of Constitutional Courts’
20. Martin Shapiro (1981), ‘The Prototype of Courts’
21. Roberto Gargarella (2005), ‘The Constitution of Inequality. Constitutionalism in the Americas, 1776–1860’



Volume III – Private Law - Tom Ginsburg, Pier Giuseppe Monateri and Francesco Parisi

Contents

Acknowledgements

An Introduction to all four volumes by the editors appears in Volume I

PART I PROPERTY
1. Carol M. Rose (1985), ‘Possession as the Origin of Property’
2. Harold Demsetz (1967), ‘Toward a Theory of Property Rights’
3. James Gordley (2011), ‘The Abuse of Rights in the Civil Law Tradition’
4. Bernard Rudden (1994), ‘Things as Thing and Things as Wealth’
5. Charles A. Reich (1964), ‘The New Property’
6. Stuart Banner (1999), ‘Two Properties, One Land: Law and Space in Nineteenth-Century New Zealand’
7. Michael A. Heller (1998), ‘The Tragedy of the Anticommons: Property in the Transition from Marx to Markets’

PART II CONTRACTS
8. P.S. Atiyah (1989), ‘The Development of the Modern Law of Contract’
9. Arthur T. von Mehren (1959), ‘Civil-Law Analogues to Consideration: An Exercise in Comparative Analysis’
10. B.S. Markesinis (1978), ‘Cause and Consideration: A Study in Parallel’
11. Ernest G. Lorenzen (1919), ‘Causa and Consideration in the Law of Contracts’
12. Lon L. Fuller (1941), ‘Consideration and Form’
13. Karl N. Llewellyn (1931), ‘What Price Contract? – An Essay in Perspective’
14. Grant Gilmore (1974), ‘Decline and Fall’
15. James Gordley (1981), ‘Equality in Exchange’
16. E. Allan Farnsworth (1962), ‘Formation of International Sales Contracts: Three Attempts at Unification’

PART III TORTS
17. Francesco Parisi (1994), ‘Alterum non Laedere: An Intellectual History of Civil Liability’
18. Saul Levmore (1986), ‘Rethinking Comparative Law: Variety and Uniformity in Ancient and Modern Tort Law’
19. G. Edward White (2003), ‘The Intellectual Origins of Torts in America’
20. Alan Watson (1988), ‘The Law of Delict and Quasi-Delict on the French Code Civil’
21. Richard B. Stewart (1987), ‘Crisis in Tort Law? The Institutional Perspective’
22. John G. Fleming (1984), ‘Comparative Law of Torts’



Volume IV – Public Law - Tom Ginsburg, Pier Giuseppe Monateri and Francesco Parisi

Contents

Acknowledgements

An Introduction to all four volumes by the editors appears in Volume I

PART I CONSTITUTIONS
1. Jon Elster (1995), ‘Forces and Mechanisms in the Constitution-Making Process’
2. Donald L. Horowitz (2002) ‘Constitutional Design: Proposals Versus Processes’
3. Stephen Gardbaum (2001), ‘The New Commonwealth Model of Constitutionalism’
4. Donald P. Kommers (1991), ‘German Constitutionalism: A Prolegomenon’
5. Wm. Theodore de Bary (1995), ‘The “Constitutional Tradition” in China’
6. John Ferejohn (1997), ‘The Politics of Imperfection: The Amendment of Constitutions’

PART II JUDICIAL REVIEW
7. Hans Kelsen (1942), ‘Judicial Review of Legislation: A Comparative Study of the Austrian and the American Constitution’
8. Keith S. Rosenn (1974), ‘Judicial Review in Latin America’
9. J.H.H. Weiler (1991), ‘The Transformation of Europe’

PART III LEGAL PROCESS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE
10. Ernest Metzger (2004), ‘Roman Judges, Case Law, and Principles of Procedure’
11. Oscar G. Chase (2002), ‘American “Exceptionalism” and Comparative Procedure’
12. Simeon Djankov, Rafael La Porta, Florencio Lopez-de-Silanes and Andrei Shleifer (2003), ‘Courts’

PART IV CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE
13. Mirjan Damaška (1975), ‘Structures of Authority and Comparative Criminal Procedure’
14. Máximo Langer (2004), ‘From Legal Transplants to Legal Translations: The Globalization of Plea Bargaining and the Americanization Thesis in Criminal Procedure’
15. John H. Langbein and Lloyd L. Weinreb (1978), ‘Continental Criminal Procedure: “Myth” and Reality’

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