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The Future of Legal Families
Oxford Handbooks Online: Law (2016)
  • Jaakko Husa
Abstract
The aim of this article is to give an account of legal families as a comparative law approach and as a classification of legal systems. The text discusses especially the future of legal families. The article begins with a short review of macro-comparative law’s basic approaches and concepts. It then considers the past and present of the basic notions of macro-comparative law, focusing on the classification of legal families and the recent critique of them. Finally, this article examines the new roles of legal families and, in particular, it addresses the possible future utility of legal family as a basic notion and as an approach in macro-comparative law.
Keywords
  • comparative law,
  • legal families
Disciplines
Publication Date
Spring May 15, 2016
Editor
Markus Dubber
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Series
Oxford Handbooks Online
DOI
DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199935352.013.26
Citation Information
Jaakko Husa. "The Future of Legal Families" Oxford Handbooks Online: Law (2016) p. 1 - 25
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jaakko_husa/33/