Comparative Legal Studies: Traditions and Transitions.
Comparative legal studies; traditions and transitions.
Ed. by Pierre Legrand and Roderick Munday.
Cambridge U. Pr.
The 14 contributions to this collection put together by Legrand (law, the Sorbonne, France) and Munday (law, U. of Cambridge, UK) collectively assess the state of the theory and practice of comparative legal studies in itself and were taken from a July 2000 conference held in the UK, marking the centenary of the landmark Paris Congress of the Societe Francaise de Legislation Comparee. The first papers first papers
The documents first filed by one applying for U.S. citizenship. consider comparative legal studies in the contexts of the four major intellectual strands of comparative scholarship: the universalist, colonialist co·lo·ni·al·ism
A policy by which a nation maintains or extends its control over foreign dependencies.
co·loni·al·ist n. , nationalist, and functionalist func·tion·al·ism
1. The doctrine that the function of an object should determine its design and materials.
2. A doctrine stressing purpose, practicality, and utility.
3. heritages. The boundaries of the discipline are discussed in essays considering its relationship to sociology and to the study of languages. Four papers address the general theme of "Comparative Legal Studies and its Theories" in examinations of New Romanticism romanticism, term loosely applied to literary and artistic movements of the late 18th and 19th cent. Characteristics of Romanticism
Resulting in part from the libertarian and egalitarian ideals of the French Revolution, the romantic movements had and the challenge of the diversity of human societies, the political consequences of methodology, and the dangers of legal harmonization har·mo·nize
v. har·mo·nized, har·mo·niz·ing, har·mo·niz·es
1. To bring or come into agreement or harmony. See Synonyms at agree.
2. Music To provide harmony for (a melody). .
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