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100 1  Adams, Maurice 
245 10 Practice and Theory in Comparative Law 
264  1 Cambridge :|bCambridge University Press,|c2012 
264  4 |c©2012 
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505 0  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 
505 8  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? 
505 8  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? 
505 8  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? 
505 8  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 
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       and practice in comparative legal studies 
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