Comparative law as method and the method of comparative law

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This article addresses both the justificatory role of comparative law within legal research (comparative law as method) and the method of comparative law itself. In this connection two questions will be answered:
1. Is comparative law a method, or a set of methods, for legal research?
2. Does comparative law have a proper method of its own?
In answering these two questions, the article develops an account of the nature of a scientific method and the relation between method and methodology.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe method and culture of comparative law
EditorsM. Adams, D. Heirbaut
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherHart Publishing
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)978-18-4946-623-3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

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