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Comparative Law and Society
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Comparative Law and Society

9781781955437 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by David S. Clark, Maynard and Bertha Wilson Professor of Law and Director, Certificate Program in International and Comparative Law, Willamette University, US
Publication Date: 2014 ISBN: 978 1 78195 543 7 Extent: 480 pp
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.

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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.
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Contributors: M. Adler, N. Brewer, D.S. Clark, R. Cotterrell, B.L. Cutler, T. Ginsburg, M. Goodale, C. Guarnieri, R. Horry, B. Luppi, S.C. McCaffrey, E. Mertz, D. Nelken, F. Pakes, M.A. Palmer, F. Parisi, J.T. Polk, J.C. Reitz, R.E. Salcido, S. Stendahl, J.C. Suk, G.A. Tarr, S.C. Thaman, K. van Aeken, H.J. Wiarda
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Contents:

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

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