作者 Adams, Maurice
書名 Practice and Theory in Comparative Law
出版項 Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012
©2012
國際標準書號 9781139530583 (electronic bk.)
9781107010857
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附註 Cover -- PRACTICE AND THEORY IN COMPARATIVE LAW -- Title -- Copyright -- CONTENTS -- CONTRIBUTORS -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- 1: Comparing law: practice and theory -- Comparative law practice and theory: the 'missing middle' -- Comparative law as disciplined practice -- Questions and theories -- Question-driven methodological choices -- Theory-driven methodological choices -- Comparative law as applied legal theory? -- (Inter)disciplinarity -- The 'internal perspective' and the turn to jurisprudence -- The turn to social science -- Bridging the disciplines -- Functionalism and beyond -- Moderate and refined functionalism -- Neutrality and its limits -- Interacting legal orders and 'dynamic comparisons' -- Outlook and structure of this volume -- Contributions and topics: a very short readers' guide -- 2: Reflections on comparative law methodology - getting inside contract law -- Introduction -- Preliminaries -- 1. The starting-point -- 2. The reconstruction -- (i) The materials for reconstruction -- (ii) The reconstruction process -- 3. The comparison -- Conclusion -- 3: Reasoning with previous decisions -- Introduction -- The project -- In search of a theory -- Comparative study as an empirical ground for theory and a corrective of its hidden biases -- Conceptual distortions: 'case law technique', 'sources of law' and 'bindingness' -- Illustration: are the common law and civil law tradition converging in their treatment of previous decisions? -- A working definition of precedent -- Conclusion -- 4: Comparing legal argument -- Introduction -- Legal argument and the internal perspective -- Characteristics of legal discourse as the basis for comparative method -- Legal discourse and legitimization -- The 'legitimization problematic' and the meaning of legal arguments -- Studying the meaning of debates: the example from intellectual history
Legal discourse and relativity -- Relativity of meaning: structuralism -- Three dimensions of relativity: alternatives, criteria, dimensions -- Comparison within systems: the example of reasoning by analogy -- Local meaning, legitimacy and relative formality -- Dialectical comparisons: shifting perspectives and levels of abstraction -- Mediating abstraction and context: an example from the study of 'balancing' -- Concluding observations: promises and limitations -- 5: In search of system neutrality: methodological issues in the drafting of European contract law rules -- Introduction -- Scope -- What is system neutrality? -- Types of European contract law -- Can rules be system neutral? -- The draftsperson -- Classification -- Structure -- Interfaces -- Drafting style -- Deductive or inductive -- Integrated or separated regulation -- Generic descriptions or lists -- Typical or exhaustive regulation -- Does drafting style matter? -- Drafting language -- Strategies for achieving system neutrality -- Occupying middle ground -- Going up one level -- Going down one level -- Stepping outside -- Conclusions and outlook -- Types of European contract law and system neutrality -- Outlook -- 6: Comparative law and global regulatory convergence: the example of competition law -- Global competition law: convergence as strategy -- Economic globalization challenges the jurisdictional system -- Convergence as default strategy: confidence in a murky policy -- Posing better questions: convergence, comparative law and perception -- Adding comparative elements to the analysis -- Identifying relevant questions -- 1. What is 'convergence'? -- 2. What is converging? -- 3. Concepts of difference: different in which way -- 4. The need for a metric: how is difference to be measured? -- 5. Cause-effect relationships: what are the mechanisms of convergence?
Providing answers: developing comparative law methods for convergence analysis -- The limits of traditional methods -- Decisional analysis and the search for answers -- Basic categories for decisional analysis -- 1. Authoritative texts -- 2. Institutions -- 3. Community -- 4. Patterns of thought -- Applying decisional analysis to global competition law issues -- Concept of convergence -- What is converging? -- Analyzing relevant differences -- Measuring distance -- Convergence mechanisms -- 1. Recasting the issue: change as a function of changed decisional influences -- 2. Convergence points and decisional influences -- (a) Intentional convergence -- (b) Shared perceptions of policy needs: 'emergent properties' -- 3. Re-assessing convergence claims -- Data availability constraints -- Concluding comments: global legal convergence and the role of comparative law as an analytical policy tool -- 7: Reflections on comparative method in European constitutional law -- Introduction -- The EuNaCon research project -- The concept of European constitutional law -- What role for comparative constitutional research in the context of European constitutional law? -- Impact on method -- Dealing with the central position of commonality and diversity -- Identifying constitutional principles and concepts -- Some provisional conclusions -- 8: Rethinking methods in European private law -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Three lines of research -- 2.1 Uniformity and diversity of private law -- 2.2 Development of law -- 2.3 The changing role of legal institutions in a post-national society -- 3. On aims and methods -- 3.1 Uniformity and diversity of private law -- 3.2 Development of law -- 3.3 The changing role of legal institutions in a post-national society -- 4. From the inside out: towards general methodological insights?
9: Transnational comparisons: theory and practice of comparative law as a critique of global governance -- Introduction -- Comparisons in a transnational legal-pluralist order -- Comparative corporate governance: a case in point of a transnational legal pluralist order -- Human rights law and transnational anthropology: unpacking practice -- Comparative constitutional law and constitutionalism: pipe-dream or prophecy? -- Comparative administrative law as Sleeping Beauty: should we kiss her? -- Concluding remarks -- 10: Comparative constitutional compliance: notes towards a research agenda -- I -- II -- III -- IV -- V -- 11: Quantitative methods for comparative constitutional law -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Comparative law, not politics -- 3. Preparatory steps: building a dataset -- 3.1 Identifying the object of analysis -- 3.2 From text to data -- 4. What next? Quantitative comparisons using statistics -- 4.1 Mapping constitutional trends -- 4.2 Causal inference -- 5. Conclusion -- 12: Comparisons in private patrimonial law: towards a bottom-up approach using (cross-cultural) behavioural economics -- Introduction -- From top-down: insights from comparative legal theory... -- General disinterest in empirical substantiation of claims and assumptions -- Contextualization and importance of culture -- ...To bottom-up: insights from (cross-cultural) behavioural economics -- Gradual development of empirically better informed standards of comparison -- Cross-cultural variability of individual behaviour and more specified cultural variables -- Closing remarks -- 13: Against 'comparative method': explaining similarities and differences -- Introduction -- Our questions -- Our approach -- Cast the net wide (part 1): functionalism -- Cast the net wide (part 2): what concept of legal sources and law?
Cast the net wide (part 3): engaging social and institutional context in the interpretation of legal norms -- Cast the net wide (part 4): not just the rules but social practice as well -- Intermediate conclusion -- Comparison and explanation -- Conclusions -- 14: Comparative law as an act of modesty: a pragmatic and realistic approach to comparative legal scholarship -- Introduction -- The epistemological and methodological debate -- Epistemological/hermeneutical critique: Legrand -- Comparative wherewithal - opportunity knocks? -- The quest for a methodology -- Comparing comparables: facts and all that -- Conclusion -- INDEX
A collection of essays exploring the gap between theory and practice in comparative legal studies
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