Droit(s) constitutionnel(s) comparé(s) (2n edn Economica 2021), by Marie-Claire Ponthoreau

“Comparative constitutional law" is a difficult subject to grasp. Such a statement may surprise or even confuse readers, especially students. The new edition of Droit(s) constitutionnel(s) comparé(s) sets to unpack this difficult subject. Why such a statement? Because "constitutional law" refers not only to the body of positive law rules that have a power within the legal … Continue reading Droit(s) constitutionnel(s) comparé(s) (2n edn Economica 2021), by Marie-Claire Ponthoreau

Some food for comparative thinking on the disclosure of reasons for administrative action: using comparative lenses to examine the French law of giving reasons, by Dominique Custos

The 40th anniversary of the French Act of 11th July 1979 relating to the statement of reasons of administrative decisions was the occasion for a special comparative issue of The Cahiers de la Recherche sur les Droits Fondamentaux (17 CahRDF 2019) published by the University of Caen Normandy Press (France). This issue is now available … Continue reading Some food for comparative thinking on the disclosure of reasons for administrative action: using comparative lenses to examine the French law of giving reasons, by Dominique Custos

Civil Enforcement in Comparative Perspective: A Public Management Challenge (Intersentia 2021), by Dr Wendy Kennett

Introduction This book has had a long gestation period. My interest in civil enforcement originated in the late 1990s. I was teaching an LLM module on International Litigation and conducting research on the international aspects of the various phases of the litigation process. When it was time to turn to the enforcement of judgments, I was requested to … Continue reading Civil Enforcement in Comparative Perspective: A Public Management Challenge (Intersentia 2021), by Dr Wendy Kennett

The Regulation of Hate Speech Online and its Enforcement in Comparative Perspective, by Oliver Butler

The BACL Annual Seminar at the SLS Annual Conference took place on 31st August 2021 (the recording is available by clicking here). The panel was formed following a call for papers concerning the definition of hate speech, the appropriate balance between rights and interests in this field, and the different modes of regulation found across … Continue reading The Regulation of Hate Speech Online and its Enforcement in Comparative Perspective, by Oliver Butler

Judging regulators: The political economy of Anglo-American Administrative Law (Edward Elgar Publishing 2020), by Eric C. Ip

We tend to think of administrative law as an external constraint on politics, regulation, and public administration, and forget the fact that administrative law actually rests upon political foundations and is part and parcel of the political system. The overall insight of Judging Regulators is that administrative law is not an exogenous determinant of administrative behaviour. Administrative … Continue reading Judging regulators: The political economy of Anglo-American Administrative Law (Edward Elgar Publishing 2020), by Eric C. Ip

Comparative Tort Law – Global Perspectives (Edward Elgar 2021), by Mauro Bussani and Anthony Sebok

Common questions This book is an edited collection of twenty-four essays aiming to provide a framework for reflection and analysis about tort law and its recent developments in ‘Western’ and ‘non-Western’ legal systems. The fixed point that guided the selection of authors and topics in the book is the idea that tort is a concept … Continue reading Comparative Tort Law – Global Perspectives (Edward Elgar 2021), by Mauro Bussani and Anthony Sebok

The legal recognition of non-conjugal families in the US, Canada and Europe, by Nausica Palazzo

Families eschewing the paradigm of the traditional marital family are on the rise. These include families which lack a sexual component (so-called non-conjugal couples) or who comprise more than two sexual partners (multiparty relationships such as polyamorous or polygamous ones). Despite significant empirical and normative developments affecting the ways in which we do family in … Continue reading The legal recognition of non-conjugal families in the US, Canada and Europe, by Nausica Palazzo

What makes criminal justice systems effective? A comparative perspective, by Robin Hofmann

In 2006, the US American scholar Robert Bohm coined the term of the McDonaldization of the criminal justice system. Bohm criticized the increased influence of managerialism and efficiency on criminal proceedings. It seems that this critique is not limited to the US but is regularly voiced in other criminal justice systems as well. In Germany, … Continue reading What makes criminal justice systems effective? A comparative perspective, by Robin Hofmann

The Recognition of a Substantive English Public Law through the Privileged Legal Treatment of Public Assets, by Deborah Thebault

Against the backdrop of French public law with its separate administrative and ordinary courts, French lawyers often assume that English law does not have a system of public law, nor a system of public property. This is inaccurate. Starting with the imposition of a feudal structure of property by William the Conqueror in the 11th century, the King soon became … Continue reading The Recognition of a Substantive English Public Law through the Privileged Legal Treatment of Public Assets, by Deborah Thebault

Comparative Corporate Governance (Edward Elgar 2021), by Afra Afsharipour and Martin Gelter

Comparative corporate governance has become a broad research field during the past decades. With the increasing internationalization of law and legal scholarship, the subject has seen a burgeoning volume of research from a practical, theoretical, and empirical perspective. Practically speaking, both internationally and within individual countries, most corporate governance research deals with the interaction between … Continue reading Comparative Corporate Governance (Edward Elgar 2021), by Afra Afsharipour and Martin Gelter