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Contribution to Book
Rethinking Methods in European Private Law
Practice and Theory in Comparative Law (2012)
  • Jan M Smits, Maastricht University
Abstract
It is well known that there is a gap between comparative law theory and the way in which comparative lawyers actually compare. This contribution was written for a book that attempts to bridge the gap between theory and practice in comparative legal studies. It offers a search for the methodological underpinnings of the author’s work in the field of European private law by looking at three research lines: work on uniformity and diversity in law, on how law develops over time and on the changing role of legal institutions in a post-national society.
Keywords
  • Methodology
Publication Date
2012
Editor
Maurice Adams & Jacco Bomhoff
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Publisher Statement
Only available as Maastricht European Private Law Institute Working Paper 2012/15
Citation Information
Jan M Smits. "Rethinking Methods in European Private Law" CambridgePractice and Theory in Comparative Law (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jan_smits/60/