Contribution to Book
Rethinking Methods in European Private LawPractice and Theory in Comparative Law (2012)
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.
EditorMaurice Adams & Jacco Bomhoff
PublisherCambridge University Press
Citation InformationJan M Smits. "Rethinking Methods in European Private Law" CambridgePractice and Theory in Comparative Law (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jan_smits/60/