By Belgium) Conference on Epistemology and Methodology of Comparative Law (2002 : Brussels, Conference
While many glossy works on comparative legislations concentrate on a number of facets of criminal doctrine, the purpose of this publication is of a extra theoretical type - to mirror on comparative legislation as a scholarly self-discipline, particularly on its epistemology and method. hence, between its contents, the reader will locate: a full of life dialogue of the type of "knowledge" that's, or should be, derived from comparative legislation; an research of "legal households" which asks no matter if we have to distinguish varied "legal households" in accordance with parts of legislations; essays which ask what's the acceptable point for learn to be performed - the technical "surface level", a "deep point" of ideology and criminal perform, or an "intermediate point" of alternative parts of felony tradition, corresponding to the socio-economic and historic history of legislation. One a part of the ebook is dedicated to wondering the identity and demarcation of a "legal process" (and the conflict among "legal monism" and "legal pluralism") and the definition of the eu criminal orders, sub-State felony orders, and what's left of conventional sovereign nation criminal structures; whereas a last half explores the desirability and probability of constructing a simple universal criminal language, with universal felony rules and felony thoughts and/or a criminal meta-language, which might be built and used inside rising ecu felony doctrine. the entire papers during this assortment proportion the typical target of looking solutions to basic, medical difficulties of comparative study which are too frequently ignored in comparative scholarship.