Comparative Law as Critique

Comparative Law as Critique

Elgar Studies in Legal Theory

Günter Frankenberg

This book presents a critique of conventional ways to do comparative law. The author argues that, for comparative law to qualify as a discipline, comparatists must reflect on how and why they compare. The author discusses not only methods and theories, but also the ethical implications and the politics of comparative law.

Chapter 6: Human rights and narratives of justification

Günter Frankenberg

Subjects: law - academic, comparative law, law and society, legal theory


The last part of the book concentrates on a comparison of human rights narratives. It discusses, first, human rights law in general and its varieties of narratives of justification – human rights as myth, ideology and normalization.

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