Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Comparative Law in a Globalizing World: Three Challenges

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This chapter points out at least three challenges with regard to changing comparative law from a marginal and static discipline into a central and dynamic one: the objects of comparative law; the role of comparative law in the law curriculum and the type of research a dynamic approach to comparative law requires. Patrick Glenn has aptly and repeatedly observed that for a long time comparative law and comparative legal scholarship have generally been marked by constructivist purposes: as a means for state building and local law reform. In this sense comparative law lent support to the idea of law being an exclusively national phenomenon and an instrument in the nationalization of the law. As a result comparative law 'blossomed' as a static discipline in the margin, both in terms of the law school's curriculum and in terms of research; an intellectual pastime if there ever was one.

Keywords: comparative law; comparative legal scholarship; local law reform; Patrick Glenn; state building; static discipline



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Reflections on Global Law — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation