Interdisciplinary study and comparative law /
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- London : Wildy, Simmonds & Hill, 
Osgoode Hall Law School Library
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- Interdisciplinary study and comparative law / edited by Nicholas HD Foster, Maria Federica Moscati and Michael Palmer.
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Wildy, Simmonds & Hill, 2016
JCL studies in comparative law ; no. 15.
"This book, which is dedicated to the memory of distinguished scholar Professor Simon Roberts, is a collection of essays exploring themes and issues in the relationship between comparative legal studies and other disciplines in the social sciences and humanities. Law does not exist in a vacuum, and an appreciation of the social, cultural and other factors affecting it may often be helpful for a sounder understanding of its nature and significance, especially when law is considered in a broader, comparative, context. Insights drawn from other disciplines may therefore be especially appropriate for comparative legal studies, but the use of those insights raises various questions, such as the manner in which other disciplines--given their own distinctive concerns and modes of analysis--characterise the nature and significance of law and legal institutions. Interdisciplinary study also encourages us to ask how cognate disciplines and their arguments are seen, used and maltreated in comparative legal studies, as well as the pitfalls which await scholars from other disciplines who venture into law. The essays in this collection offer a unique contribution to these and other aspects of the use of interdisciplinarity in comparative law. The contributors cover a broad range of disciplines and topics. Nicholas Foster, Maria Federica Moscati and Michael Palmer offer some general observations; Eric Heinze examines basic theoretical problems of comparative law by analogy to a comparative literary model; Jaakko Husa considers the nature and problems of 'Interdisciplinary Comparative Law'; Dionysia Katelouzou explores the value of quantitative methods drawn from the fields of economics and finance; Karen McAuliffe examines issues of law, language and translation; Fernanda Pirie considers the significance of historical studies for anthropological understandings of non-state law; Marian Roberts examines the influences of interdisciplinarity on the development and practice of UK family mediation; Mathias Siems speaks to the use in comparative legal studies of insights drawn from other comparative disciplines; Florian Wagner-von Papp explores issues in the relationship between comparative law and economics, while Gary Watt contrasts economics-based interdisciplinarity to the humanities approach; Simon Roberts draws on anthropological approaches to negotiation for understanding civil justice issues; and Sir Ross Cranston reflects on the value of an important area of Simon Roberts' interdisciplinary work."
- Item Description:
"The papers were first delivered during two workshops held at the University of Notre Dame's London Law Centre in July 2013, and February 2014."--Introduction
- Physical Description:
286 pages ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
- London : Wildy, Simmonds & Hill, 
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Table of Contents
- Introduction / Nicholas HD Foster, Maria Federica Moscati, and Michael Palmer
- The literary model in comparative law : Shakespeare, Corneille, Racine / Eric Heinze
- Interdisciplinary comparative law : between Scylla and Charybdis? / Jaakko Husa
- A leximetric approach to comparative corporate governance : the case of hedge fund activism / Dionysia Katelouzou
- Translating ambiguity / Karen McAuliffe
- Comparison in the anthropology and history of law / Fernanda Pirie
- A view from the coal face : interdisciplinary influences on family mediation in the United Kingdom / Marian Roberts
- 'Listing concentrates the mind' : the English Civil Court as an arena for structured negotiation / Simon Roberts
- Review of Simon Roberts' last book : A Court in the City : Civil and Commercial Litigation at the Beginning of the 21st Century / Ross Cranston
- Bringing in foreign ideas : the quest for 'better law' in implicity comparative law / Mathias Siems
- Comparative law and economics and the 'egg-laying wool-milk sow' / Florian Wagner-von Papp
- The poverty of economics and the hope for humanities in comparative law / Gary Watt.