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The Harmonisation of National Legal Systems

Strategic Models and Factors

Antonios E. Platsas

This book offers a novel perspective on the leading concept of harmonisation, advocating the mutual benefits and practical utility of harmonised law. Theoretical models and factors for harmonisation are explored in detail. Antonios E. Platsas acknowledges a range of additional factors and presents harmonisation as a widely applicable and useful theory.
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John O. Haley

As cross-border transactions expand in our contemporary global economy, the significance of comparative contract law is evermore apparent. In addition the role of lawyers in transactional counselling as well as dispute resolution has become increasingly prominent. Appreciation of the principal similarities and differences between the two major subdivisions of Common Law (the United States and the British Commonwealth) and Civil Law (French versus German law) has thus become imperative. This Research Review endeavours to facilitate such appreciation and will prove an essential reference point for students, researchers and policymakers.
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Gordon Anderson, Douglas Brodie and Joellen Riley

The contract of employment provides in many jurisdictions the legal foundation for the employment of workers. This book examines how the development of the common law under the influence of contemporary social and economic pressures has caused this contract to evolve.
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Maurice Adams, Jaakko Husa and Marieke Oderkerk

This important research review examines the most significant and instructive articles relating to comparative law methodology. They offer vast and comprehensive coverage of practices, principles, methods and sources in comparative legal research. The first section deals with preliminary considerations such as the aims of research and the questions one should ask, as well as how to select objects for comparison and formulate a research plan. The second part focuses on the comparative research of regulation, description, and explanation, along with discussion on functionalism, quantitative approaches, translation issues, legal transplants and global challenges. This review offers a balanced discussion of the seminal research which will benefit legal scholars, students, and all who are undertaking, or seeking to evaluate, comparative legal research.
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Veronique Magnier

Comparative Corporate Governance considers the effects of globalization on corporate governance issues and highlights how, despite these widespread consequences, predictions of legal convergence have not come true. By adopting a comparative legal approach, this book explores the disparity between convergence attempts and the persistence of local models of governance in the US, Europe and Asia.
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Edited by Susan Rose-Ackerman, Peter L. Lindseth and Blake Emerson

A comprehensive overview of the field of comparative administrative law that builds on the first edition with many new and revised chapters, additional topics and extended geographical coverage. This Research Handbook’s broad, multi-method approach combines history and social science with more strictly legal analyses. This new edition demonstrates the growth and dynamism of recent efforts – spearheaded by the first edition – to stimulate comparative research in administrative law and public law more generally, reaching across different countries and scholarly disciplines.
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Capital Gains Taxation

A Comparative Analysis of Key Issues

Edited by Michael Littlewood and Craig Elliffe

Capital gains taxes pose a host of technical and political design problems and yet, while the literature on the theory of capital gains taxation is substantial, little has been published on how governments have addressed these dilemmas. Written by a team of distinguished international experts, Capital Gains Taxation addresses the gap in the literature; it explains how a number of countries tax capital gains and the successes and pitfalls of these methods.
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Antonio Gambaro

This research review provides thought-provoking discussion of the most influential papers in the field of comparative property law. The papers discussed have played an essential role in shaping property law discourse on both a national and global level. The review carefully examines different concepts and aspects of property, including theoretical approaches and comparative perspectives, followed by a series of key constitutional questions. This structure offers the reader the opportunity to trace the evolution of comparative property law through the global legal community. Students, teachers and practitioners will find this analysis both a fascinating read and a helpful tool in thoroughly understanding the central, yet profoundly puzzling topic of comparative property law.
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Operating Law in a Global Context

Comparing, Combining and Prioritising

Jean-Sylvestre Bergé and Genevieve Helleringer

Lawyers have to adapt their reasoning to the increasingly global nature of the situations they deal with. Often, rules formulated in a national, international or European environment must all be jointly applied to a given case. This book maps the analysis lawyers require when confronted by the operation of several laws in different contexts, and demonstrates how this enhances legal reasoning.
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Edited by Helen Irving

Constitutions and gender is a new and exciting field, attracting scholarly attention and influencing practice around the world. This timely handbook features contributions from leading pioneers and younger scholars, applying a gendered lens to constitution-making and design, constitutional practice and citizenship, and constitutional challenges to gender equality rights and values. It offers a gendered perspective on the constitutional text and record of multiple jurisdictions, from the long-established, to the world’s newly emerging democracies. Constitutions and Gender portrays a profound shift in our understanding of what constitutions stand for and what they do.