Comparative law and society
- Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, c2012.
- Physical description
- xvi, 461 p. ; 25 cm.
- Research handbooks in comparative law.
- Clark, David Scott, 1944-
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- History of comparative law and society / David S. Clark
- Comparative sociology of law / Roger Cotterrell
- Comparative criminology / Francis Pakes
- Comparative anthropology of Law / Elizabeth Mertz and Mark Goodale
- Comparative law and economics : accounting for social norms / Francesco Parisi and Barbara Luppi
- Comparative law and political economy / John C. Reitz
- Comparative legal psychology : eyewitness identification / Ruth Horry ... [et al.]
- Separation of legislative and executive governmental powers / Howard J. Wiarda and Jonathan T. Polk
- Federalism and subnational legal systems : the Canadian example of provincial constitutionalism / G. Alan Tarr
- Judges, their careers, and independence / Carlo Guarnieri
- Civil court litigation and alternative dispute resolution / Koen van Aeken
- Criminal courts and procedure / Stephen C. Thaman
- Administrative law, agencies and redress mechanisms in the United Kingdom and Sweden / Michael Adler and Sara Stendahl
- Constitutional law and courts / Tom Ginsburg
- Legal cultures / David Nelken
- Legal education / David S. Clark
- Legal professions and law firms / David S. Clark
- Legal protection of the environment / Stephen C. McCaffrey and Rachael E. Salcido
- Preventive health at work / Julie C. Suk.
- Publisher's Summary
- 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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- edited by David S. Clark.
- Research handbooks in comparative law