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Author Frankenberg, Günter, author

Title Comparative law as critique / Günter Frankenberg
Published Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016
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Description 1 online resource
Series Elgar studies in legal theory
Elgar studies in legal theory.
Contents Part I Discipline and critique -- I. Comparative law as discipline -- 2. Critique and comparison -- Part II Charting the comparative space -- 3. Navigating the mainstreams -- 4. Orientalizing comparative law's occident -- 5. Muslim veiling: critique of a comparative discourse -- Part III Comparing human rights narratives -- 6. Human rights and narratives of justification 7. Before the law: the discourse about 'access to justice' -- 8. Thick comparison? -- Bibliography
Summary Presenting a critique of conventional methods in comparative law, this book argues that, for comparative law to qualify as a discipline, comparatists must reflect on how and why they make comparisons. Günter Frankenberg discusses not only methods and theories, but also the ethical implications and the politics of comparative law in bringing out the different dimensions of the discipline. Comparative Law as Critique offers various approaches that turn against the academic discourse of comparative law, including analysis of a widespread spirit of innocence in terms of method, and critique of human rights narratives. It also examines how courts negotiate differences between cases regarding Muslim veiling. The incisive critiques and comparisons in this book will be of essential reading for comparatists working in legal education and research, as well as students of comparative law and scholars in comparative anthropology and social sciences
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Comparative law.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1785363948 (electronic bk)
9781785363948 (electronic bk)